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E A R O N E T A G E 

ENGLAND: 

CONTAINING 

A Genealogical and Historical Account 

OF ALL THE 

ENGLISH BARONETS 

NOW EXISTING: 

With their Descents, Marriages, and 

Memorable Actions both in War and Peace. 

COLLECTED FROM 

Authentic Manuscripts, Records, Old Wills, Our beft 
Historians, and other Authorities. 

Illuftrated with their 

COATS of A R M S, 

Engraven on Copper-Plates. 

A L S O t A 

L I ST of A v l the BARONETS, 

Who have been advanced to that Dignity, from the firft 

Inst it u t i o n thereof. 

. Tf *Lich If added, 

An Account of foch Nova-Scotia Baronets 
as are of English Families^ 

A N t> A 

DICTIONARY of HERALDRY, 

Explaining fueh Terms as are commonly ufed in English 

Armory. 

By E. K I M B E R and R. JOHNSO N. 



VOLUME the FIRS T. 



L O N D O N: 

Printed for G. Woodfall, J. Fuller, E. Johnson, Hawes, Clarke and 
Collins, W.Johnston, S.Crowder, J. Wilkie, T, Lonsma.n, 
B. Law, T. Lowndes, T. Caslon, Robinson am Robe&ts, 
W. Nicoll, R, Baldwin, Z. Stuakt, ant W. Davis, 

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PRE FACE. 



MR. WOTTON (that indefatigable La- 
bourer in the golden Mines of Antiquity, 
whofe Avenues were rendered almoft 
inacceffible by the deftnudlive Hand of Time, 
and the cruel Ravages of barbarous Nations) has 
cleared the Paths, which lead to the Perfection of 
this intricate Science. Neither the great Diffi- 
culties attending Genealogical Enquiries, (in 
which fo maay Centuries were to be traced, and 
the Thread to guide him generally (o flender, and, 
fometimes broken,) nor the Impoffibility of per- 
fuading forrle Families to give the leaf!; Afiiftance, 
were able to deter him from this verv difficult 
Purfuit. In Spite of all Obftacles, in the Year 
1 74 1, he publifhed his laft Account cf the 
Englifh Baronets, of which this is prefented to 
the Public as a New Edition, and Continuation 

to the prefent Time. 

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iv PRE F 4 A C E. 

The Reception that Work met with* which is 
to be found only in the Libraries of the Curious, 
was a fufficient Motive for this Republication* 
The Neceffity of a New Edition will appear the 
more evident, when we obferve, that, of the 
& Four Hundred and Sixty-eight Baronets, whofe 
| Families are mentioned by Mr. Wotton, near 
^Gne Hundred and Forty of thofe Titles are now 
either extinct, or lie dormant in higher Promo- 
tions ; and, of the Three Hundred and Forty 
Baronets, inferted in this Work, and who en- 
joyed the Title at the Time of Mr. Wotton's 
Publication, not an Hundred of them are now 
living. We may add, fince that Period, Seventy- 
four new Baronets have been created. All thefe 
Confiderations contribute to make Mr. Wotton's 
Edition, rather a valuable Work of Antiquity, 
than the modern State of the Baronets. a j. 

Mr. Wotton's Notes, moft of which were only 
Authorities for what he advanced, though abfo- 
lutely neceflary in his Edition, are become of no 
Ccniequence to this, as the Facts they tended to 
corroborate are now generally allowed. Hifto- 
rical Paffages of no great Moment, and the men- 
tion of Eftates, which have been long loft to the 
prefent Families, where they did not feeov. necef- 
lary to illuftrate the Pedigree, are here, for the 

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Sake of Brevity, omitted. The Pedigrees, how- 
ever, are every where kept entire, many of them 
corrected, but not the Jeaft Part of them de- 
firoyed. B 1L 

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We have purfued the Defign of Mr, Wotton, 
in publifhing the Account of every Baronet, to 
fhew the Antiquity of each, as far as it can be 
traced, with their Marriages and IiTues, to the 
prefent Time, together with fuch hiftorical Me- 
moirs, that have any Connection with, or may 
ferve to illuftrate or elucidate the fame, n 

We apprehend, that the Baronets hereafter 
mentioned, are all that are in being, of the 
Englifh Creation, ftrict Enquiry having been 
made in every County, to get the beft Informa- 
tion relating to thofe that are extinct; and fuch 
of them as appear to be doubtful, though gene- 
rally believed to have failed, are inferted by 
themfelves at the End of the Work, not being 

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willing, upon mere Prefumption, to deprive any 
Family of , its Honours. 

The Accounts of thofe Baronets, who are Peers 
of Great Britain or Ireland, are not introduced 
here; becaufe their Creations are abforbed in 
higher Titles, and their Genealogies publiflied in 
the modern Peerages. One Inftance having hap- 

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vi PREFACE. 

pened this Year, 1770, of a Baronet's Title fur- 
viving the Peerage, we have carefully given due 
Precedence to that Pedigree, as the Reader will 
perceive in the Account of Sir George Booth, 
(Vol. I. Page 18.) who fucceeded to the Title of 
Baronet on the Death of Lord Delamer. We 
have given Place to the Pedigree of Sir James 
Harrington, of Ridlington, in Rutlandshire, 
though, perhaps, improperly, as that Title is 
faid long fince to have expired in an Ad: of At- 
tainder ; but, by others, fuppofed to be an illegal 
A61, and that the Right to the Title is ftill good. 
Not being able to fettle the Pedigree of Sir 
Charles Hudfon till the Work was nearly finiilied, 
we were obliged to defer it for Infertion in the. 
Appendix, where the Reader will alfo find one or 
two' more 5 and fuch Alterations and Additions as 
came to Hand after the Accounts of the different 
Families were printed: All which /hall be care- 
fully introduced, in their proper Places, in a fu-^ 
ture Edition. 

It has been obferved by fome, in Oppofition to 
Publications of this Nature, that heroic Virtue 
and Integrity redound more to the Honour of 
Mankind, than the longeft Train of Anceftors 
poffibly can. However, furely it mull be granted, 
that a Retrofpect of the magnanimous Deeds of 
ilhiftrious Anceftors is molt likely to animate the 

youth?! 



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youthful Bofom with an Emulation to equal, if 
not excel, their Predecefibrs. 



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Application has been made to every Baronet, 
whole Place of Refidence could be known, not 
only by Letters, but by perfonal Application, and. 
frequent Advertifements ; and w^e acknowledge, 
with all due Refpeci and Gratitude, that many 
of the Baronets themfelves, or their Relations, 
have very obligingly furnifhed us with the Con- 
tinuation of their refpecTive Pedigrees ; feme of 
them have even gone fo far, as to enable us, 
where Mr. Wotton was faulty, to give their Fa- 
mily Accounts corrected from the firft mention 
of their Exiftence. Some few we met v/ith, 
Avhb were fuch Strangers to the Glory of their 
Anceftors, and the future Honour of their Fami- 
lies, as not to be prevailed on, by repeated Solli- 
citations, to fpare a Moment in furnifhing one 
fingle Material to grace their Families. 

It is with the greateft Pleafure, that I ac- 
knowledge myfelf obliged with the kind Affift- 
ance of fome fkilful Gentlemen, particularly that 
learned and curious Genealogift, George Booth 
Tyndale, of Brifiol, Efq; Barrifter at Lav/, by 
whom I was favoured, at no fmall Labour and 
pxpence to himfelf, with many valuable Mate- 
rials, and fome entire Pedigrees. 



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viil PREFACE. 

While I am thus acknowledging the Favours I 
have received frorj} the living, let me not forget 
the Tribute due to the Memory of my Friend* 
Mr. Kimber, r who fell a Vidtim, in the Meridian 
of his Life, to his indefatigable Toils in the Re- 
public of Letters. To him I owe the prefent 
Plan of this Work : He was the Architect, I 
only the Builder. Happy fhall I think myfelf, if 
I (hall appear properly to have executed the De- 
fign which he formed. 

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1. B^CON, of Redgrave, Suffolk, iiw s '':ii 

2. Hoghton, of Hoghton-Tower, Lancajhirt, 12- 

3. 2?*0*, of Dunham- Maffey, Chejhire, 1 8 

jP*V* Appendix, Vol III. Page 412. 

*3 Peyton, of Ifelbam, Cambridge/hire, (4> 

4. Cft/tol, of Clifton, Nottinghamjhire, 24 

5. Gerard, of Bryn, Lancajhire, * 3 1 

^ifafe Appendix, Page 417. 

6. Sfo/ty, 0/ Michelgrove, Suffex, 3S 

Vide Appendix, Page 41 7. 

7. Barrington, of Barrington-Hall, EJfex, 39 

8. Mufgrave, of Hartley -Caftle, Wejlmoreland, 44 

Vide Appendix, Page 419. 

9. C0/>f, 0/ Hanwell, Oxfcrdjhire, 5^ 

10. Grejley, of Drakelow, Derby [hire, 55 

11. Molineux, of Teverfal, Nottingham/hire, 59 

12. Savile, ofThornhill, Torkjhire, 65 

Vide Appendix, Page 420. 

13. Wodeboufe, of Kimberley, Norfolk, 7 2 

14. Harrington, of Ridiington, Rutland/hire, 79 

15. Mor daunt, of Majfuigham, Norfolk, 8 1 

16. IVorJley, of Apulder combe, Hampjhire, 84 

17. Fleetwood, of Calwicbe, Staffordjhire, 87 

18. Twifden, of Evft-Peckham, Kent, 9^ 

19. Hales, of Woodchurch, Kent, 94 

Vide Appendix, Page 42 1 . 

20. JVyvill, of Conjlable-Burton, Yorkjhire, 98 
2f. Temple, of Stowe, Buckingham/hire, - 1 03 

22. Gojhvick, of Willingion, Becfordjhire, 104 

23. JVray, of Glentworth, Lincolnjhire, ic6 

Vide Appendix, Page 423. 

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24. Aylejfe, of Br axtcd- Magna, Effex, *>0~ 1 1^0 

25. Pejr.all, of Ecclejha/l, Stafford] hire, 113 

Vide Appendix, Page 423. 

26. Englefeld, .of IVotton-BajJet, JViltjhire, 123 

27. Plolte, cf A/Ion, near Birmingham, s ^ 1^9 

Vide Appendix, Page 423. 

28. Egerton, of Egerton, Chefoire, 133 

29. Clarke, of Salford, Warwickjhire, 140 

Vide Appendix, Page 423. 

30. Boynton, of Bar?nfton, Yorkjhire, 1 43 

31. Biitdet, of Bramcotc, Warwickjhire, * 147 

Vide Appendix, Page 423. 

32. Mackwortb, of Normanton, Rutlandfnire, 153 

Vide Appendix, Page 423. 

33. Hi ekes, of Beverjlon, Gloucejlerftoire, 157 

Vide Appendix, Page 424. 

34. Dryden, cf Canons- Ajhby, Noribainptonfiire, 161 

Vide Appendix, Page 425. 

35. Mill, of Camois-Court, Sujfex, * 167 

Vide Appendix, Page 425. 

36. Foulis, of higleby, Yorkjhire, 170 

37. Berney, of Par kh all, in Pee dh am, Norfolk, 173 

38. Pakinglon, of Ai If my, Buckinghamfhire, >. 177 

39. Bifiopp, of Par bam, Suffix, 191 

40. Vincent, of Stoke D' Abernon, Surry, - 193 

41. Tic h borne, of Tichborne, Hampfinre, *97 

42. Palmer, of Wingham, Kent, 205 

43. Rivers, of Chaff ord, Kent, 2 1 1 

44. Hewet, of Headly-Hall, Yorkfoire, 213 

Vide Appendix, Page 425. 

45* ftrnegan, or Jcrningharn, of Crjfey, Norfolk, " 215 

46. Philipps, of Pitlon-Caflk, Pembroke fair e^ 219 

47. Stepney, cf Prendergajl, Pembrokefiire, ** 223 

48. Wake, of Chvedon, Somerfetflrire, 

49. Hotbam, cf Scarborough, Yorkfiire, 

Vide Appendix, Page 42 c. 

50. Manfel, of A / Iuddifo?,ibe, Carina, the:- f hire, 234 

51. Prideaux, of Netherton, Dev:njbire, - 238 

Vide 'Appendix, Pare a? 7. 

52. Heflrige, of Nofeley, Lei cell erfhire, 1 243 

53. Burton, of Stockerjlon, Leictjicrfirc, - 246 

54. Drake, of Bv.chland, Devon/hire, 247 

55. Skipivith, of Prejhvould, LeicrjlerfAre, 249 

56. Playiers, of SotteAey, Suffolk 3 - 251 

Vide Appendix , Page 437. 

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57. Harpur, of Calke, Derbyfhire, 255 

Vide Appendix, Page 438. 

58. Se alright, of ' Besford, IVorceflerflnre, 261 

59. Dering, of Surenden- Dering, Kent, - 263 

Vide Appendix, Page 438. 

60. Styles, of fraieringburyi Kent, 267 

Vide Appendix, Page 439. 

61. Moore, of Fawley, Berkfoire, 27 O 

62. I/bam, of Lamport, Northampton/hire, 272 

63. Bagot, of Blithfield, Staffer djhire, 282 

Vide Appendix, Page 440. 

64. Mannock, of Gifford's-Hall, Suffolk, 287 

65. Littleton, of Pillaton-Hall, Stafford/hire, 289 

66. Goring, of Highden, Suffex, \ 296 

67. Stonhoufe, of Radley, Berk/hire, 29 $ 

68. Wrey, of Trebitch, Cornwall, 300 

69. Trelaiuney, of Trelawney, Cornwall, 303 

70. Conyers, of Horden, Durham, 312 

71. AJlon, of Aflon, Chefiire, 315 

Vide Appendix, Page 440. 

72. Pryce, of New-Town, Montgomery/hire, 323 

73. JVifeman, of Canf eld- Hall, Effex, 327 

74. Pile, of Compton, Berkjhire, 329. 

Vide Appendix, Page 440. 

75. Pole, of Shute, Devonjhire, 331 
-76. Vavafor, of Haflewocd, Yorkjhire, 335 

77. JVolfeley, of JVolfeley, Staffordjhire, 339 

78. Ruffell, of Chippenham, Cambridgefhire, > 342 

79. Everard, of Much-lValthain, Effex, 346 

80. Lmnley, of Bardfield, Effex, 348 

81. Dal/Ion, of Dal/ion, Cumberland, 349 

82. Every, of Egginton, Derbyfhire, 351 

83. Langley, of Higham-Gobion, Bedfordfoire, - 353 

84. Cave, of Sia-rford, Northamptonffire, 355 

85. Boteler, of Teflon, Kent, 366 

86. Hatton, of Long- Stanton, Cambridgejhire, 367 

87. Abdy, of Felix -Hdll, Effex, ~ 372 
83. Bampfylde, of Folfhnore, Devonjhire, 374 

89. Cotton, of Landwade, Cambridgefnre, 382 

90. Burgoyne, of Svtion, Bcdfordfnire, - 386 
9r. Northcote, of Haym, Devonjhire, 388 

92. Strickland, of Boy nt on, Torkfbire, 39 r 

93. Bo ghton, of Lawford, Warwickfhire, 393 

94. Chichejler, of Raleigh, DcVo>j'.jire, 396 
1 95. Knatcbbidl, of Merfuam-Hatch, Kent, ^99 

.96.- Cajlleion, of St. Edmundfbury, Suffolk, 403 

97. Owen, 



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97. wit fiy of Orielton, Pembroke/hire^ -*- a I* 

98. Hey man, of Somer field, Kent, ~ *a >q 

99. Goodricke, of Ribjlan, Torkjhire, _ 40Q 
100. Lawley, of Spoonbill, Shropjhire, aja, 
ID 1. Davie, of Creedy, Devon/hire, ^ft 

F/afc Appendix, Page 44 1 . 

102. Pettus, of Rackheath, Norfolk, i 420 

7<& Appendix, Page 441. 

103. Andreivs, of Denton, Northamptonshire, 422 

104. Half or d, of WiJIovj, Le^ejlerjhire^ 42? 

105. Kaye, of Woodejham, alias Woodjome, Torkjhire, 425 

106. Trollope, of Cafewick, Lincoln/hire, .&- ^ 2 8 

107. St. ^uintin, of Harpbam, Torkjhire, -- 401 

Vide Appendix, Page 441, 

108. Kemp, of Gifftng, Norfolk, . 43 7 

109. Ingleby, of Ripley, Torkjhire, 440 

1 10. Willi amf on, of Eajl-Markham, Nottihgbamjhire, 443 

111. Lowther, of Whitehaven, Cumberland^ 44 c 

112. Aljlon, of Odell, Bedfordjhire, - 457 

113. Corbett, of Leighton, Montgojneryjhire^ 460 

114. Markham, of Sedgebroke, Nottingham/hire, 467 

Vide Appendix, Page 44 1. 

115. Thorold, of Marfl on, Lincolnjhire, 470 

116. Wrottefley, of VVrottejley, Staffordjlnrc i 475 

Vide Appendix, Page 443. 

117. ^Throckmorton, of Ccughton, Warwickjhire 9 47 8 

118. Halton, of Samford, Effex, 487 

119. Blount, of Sodvigton, Worceflerjhire, **- 488 

120. Chamber layne, of Wickham, Oxfordjhire, - 492 
12 i. Hunloke, of Winger worth, Derbyjhire, 496 

122. D' An vers, of Ciilworth, North amptonfoire, - 499 

123. Haggerjhn, of Haggerjlon-Cajlle, Northumberland, , 502 

124. O'Neill, of Dublin, 504 

125. Hickman, of Gainfiorough, Lincolnjhire, - 505 

126. BathnrjU of Leach lid,:, Gkucejicrjlnre, 508 

127. Acton, of AMmbam, Shropji.ire, - 512 
l2$.Webb,cfOqftock,Wiltjhire, - 516 

129. Williams, of Gucrncvii, Brecon, .518 

130. Acland, of Colu?nb-Jo.bn, Devonjlire, 519 

131. Vyvian, of Trehvjarrm, Cornwall, 525 
132* Edwards, of Shrnvjhtry, - 528' 



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BARONETS 

Created by 

KING JAMES L 

i. Bacon of Redgrave, Suffolk. 

Created Baronet of England, May 22, 1611. 

OF this name there have been many perfons of great 
account in former ages 5 but that particular family, of 
which we are now to treat, derive their defccnt from 
Grimbalbus, who came into England at the time 
of the Norman conqueft, in company with William Earl War- 
ren, to whom he was related ; which Grimbaldus had lands in 
Normandy.; and, after his arrival in England, fettled .at Lether- 
ingfett, near Holt in Norfolk, where he founded the church, 
and made his fecond fon, Edmund, parfon of it, His other fens 
were Radulph and Ranulph. 

Roger, the fon of Ranulph, was father of Robert, the firfl of 
the family we find mentioned by the name of Bacon, vvhofe bro- 
ther, William Bacon, was of Monks Bradfield in the county of 
Suffolk, temp. Ric. I. which William is taken notice of among 
the knights bearing banners, as well Normans as of other pro- 
vinces, in the reign of King Philip II. of France -, and by a 
daughter of Thomas, Lord Bardolph, was father of another 
William, of the fame place, whofefon, Adam, lived in the time 
of Edw. I. and left two fons,* Wido Bacon of Bradfield afore- 
laid, who died without iffue, and Robert Bacon of Heffet, alias 
Hegefett, in the faid county. 

The faid Robert, by Alice his wife, daughter of Burgate, 

had iffye John Bacon of Reflet and Bradfield, who was father of 
John Bacon, and he of another John, of the fame places, who 
married Helena, daughter of- Gedding, and by her left a 
fon of his own name, who married (firit) Helena, daughter of 
Sir George Tillot, of Rougham in Norfolk, Knt. and (fecondly) 
Julian, daughter of Bardwell ; from which fecond marri- 
age proceeded the Bacons of HefTet, who flcurilhed there near 
we hundred years, and have not been extinct a century. 
Vox, L B John, 



2 BACON of Redgrave. 

John, Ton of the faid John Bacon, (by Helena his firfr. wife,) 
married Margery, daughter and heir of John Thorp, fon of Wil- 
liam Thorp, (by the daughter and heir of- Quaplod) fon of 

Sir William Thorp (by the daughter and heir of Sir Roger Ba- 
con, a commander in the wars, temp. Edw. II. & Edw. III. fon 
of Sir Henry Bacon, fon of another Sir Henry, a judge itinerant, 
temp. Hen. III. lineally defcended from Grimbaldus ;) fince 
which marriage this branch of the family quarter the arms of 
Quaplod with their own, viz. Barry of fix, Or and Azure, a 
Bend, Gules. 

The faid John Bacon was father of Edmund Bacon of Drink- 

fton, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Crofts, by whom 

he had iffue John Bacon, who married Agnes, daughter of Tho- 
mas Cockfield, and had iffue Robert Bacon of Drinkfton, who 
lies buried at Heffet, with Ifabella his wife, daughter of John 
Cage, of Pakenham in Suffolk, by whom he had ifTue three fons 
and two daughters, viz. i. Thomas Bacon, of Northaw, in 

Hertford (hi re, who married the daughter of Brown, but 

died without iffue. 2. Sir Nicholas Bacon, hereafter mentioned. 
3. James Bacon, Alderman of London, who died in 1573* and 
lies buried at St. Dunftan's in theEafr, London ; leaving ifTue, 
I. Sir James Bacon, of Frifton in Suffolk, Knt. who married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Bacon of Heffet. 2. William ; and one 
daughter, Anne, married to George Revett of Brandefton in 
Suffolk. The daughters of the faid Robert Bacon were, Bar- 
bara, married to Robert Sharp, and Anne to Robert Blackman, 
both of St. Edmondfbury in Suffolk. 

Nicholas Bacon, fecond fon to Robert, was born at Chiflehurfl 
in Kent, and educated at Corpus-Chrifti College in Cambridge, 
(to which he was a great benefactor, by endowing it with fix 
icholarfhips, three whereof he appropriated to fcholars from Bo- 
tefdale fchool, near his feat at Redgrave, founded by himfelf, and 
building the chapel and library over it,) after which, removing 
to Gray's-Inn for the ft udy of the law, he made fuch a proficiency 
therein, that K. Henry VIII, in the 38th of his reign, made him 
attorney of the court of wards, having before, in the 36th year of 
his reign, granted him the manors of Redgrave, Botefdale, and 
Gillingham, late belonging to the monaftery of St. Edmunds- 
bury in Suffolk, with the park of Redgrave, and fix acres of land 
in Wortham, as alio the tythes of Redgrave, to hold in capite by 
Knight's fervicej and upon the death of that King, (which 
happened foon after,) he had his patent renewed 1 Edw. VI. 
and in the fixth of the fame King was conftituted Treafurer of 
Gray's-Inn, of which fociety he was a member. Being grown 
ftiil more famous for his knowledge, he had the honour of 
knighthood conferred upon him by Queen Elizabeth, in the firft 

year 



BACON of Redgrave. ,g 

Vear of her reign, and was made lord keeper of the great feal of 
England, which office in his time was by act of parliament made 
equal in authority with that of the chancellor* He promoted the 
intereft of England to his power j and, to fecure his own, made 
ufe of the policy of the age, viz. great alliance. He and Cecil 
married two niters ; Walfingham and Mildmay, two more j 
Knolles, Effex, and Leicefter, were alfo linked together. 

As to greatnefs, Sir Nicholas never affected it, according to his 
motto, Mediocria firma ; nor was he fo much for a large, as a 
good eftate. His houfes at Redgrave in Suffolk and Gorham- 
bury in Hertfordfhire were convenient, but not {lately ; which 
made Q^ Elizabeth tell him, when {he called at Redgrave, in 
her progrefs, That it zvas too little fo?' his Lordjhip* To which he 
anfwered, Ko^ Madam \ but your Highnefs has made me too big for 
it. However, on that remark he is faid to have added the wings 
to the houfe now {landing at Redgrave. Camden gives him 
this character : c Of perfon very corpulent, moft quick wit, fin- 

* gular prudence, admirable eloquence, retentive memory, and 
4 another pillar to the privy-council.' This corpulency of body 
grew on him in his old age, to which the Queen alluding ufed 
to fay, Sir Nicholas'* Soul lodges well. 

1 He had the deepeft reach into affairs of any man, that was 

* at the Council-table, the knottieft head to pierce into difncul- 

* ties, the moll comprehenfive judgment to furround the merit 

* of a caufe, the ftrongeft memory to recollect all circumftances 

* of a bufinefs to one viewi the greateft patience to debate and 
1 confider, and the cleareft reafon to urge any thing that came 

* in his way in court or chancery* His dexterity and difpatch 

* advanced him to the court of wards ; his deep experience made 
4 him lord keeper* Great was this ftatefman's wit, greater the 

* fame of it. He was the exacleft man to draw up a law in coun* 

* cil, and the moft difcrete to execute it in court. The excel- 

* lency of his parts was (et off with the gravity of his perfon ; 

* his account of England and all its affairs was punctual j his ufe 

* of learned aftifts was continual 5 his correfpondence with his 

* fellow ftatefmen exact j his apprehenfion of our laws and go^- 

* vernment clear; his model of both, methodical; his faithful- 

* nefs to the church, eminent j his induftrious invention for the 

* {late, indefatigable 5 he was that moderate man that was ap- 

* pointed to prefide at the difputation between the proteflant 
c and popilh doctors in the firft year of Queen Elizabeth ; in 

* a word, he was a father of his country, and of Sir Francis 
6 Bacon.' 

He died i\ Eliz. 15791 and was interred on the fouth fide of 
the choir of St. Paul's cathedral, London, where a noble monu- 
ment was erected to his memory, before the Fire ot London. 

B 2 He 



4 B A C O N of Redgrave. 

He married two wives, firft:, Jane, daughter of William Fern- 
ley, of Weft-Creting in Suffoik, Efq; by whom he had iflue 
three Tons and three daughters. The Tons were, i. Sir Nicholas, 
of whom hereafter. 2. Nathaniel Bacon, of Stiffkey in Nor- 
folk, Efq; (who married two wives, firft, Anne, daughter of 
Sir 1 homas Grefharn of London, Knt. by whom he had three 
d .ughters, his coheirs ; 1- Anne, who being married to Sir Roger 
Town&end of Rainham in Norfolk, anceftor to the prefent Lord 
Vifc.Townfhend, brought the Stiffkey eftate into that family ; 
2. Elizabeth, married to Sir Thomas Knyvet, of Amwelthorp 
in Norfolk ; and 3. Winihid, to Sir Robert Gawdy, of Ckxton 
in Norfolk, Knts. Sir Nathaniel's fecond wife was Dorothy, 
daughter of Sir George Hopton of Suffolk, Knt. by whom he 
had no iffue.) 3. Edward Bacon, of Shiubland-Hall in Suffolk, 
Efq; in right of his wife Helen, daughter and heir of Thomas 
Littel, of the fame place, Efq; and of Bray in the county of 
Berks, (by Elizabeth his wife, daughter and coheir to Sir Robert 
Litton, of Knebworth in Hertfordfhire, Knt.) from whom is 
lineally defcended Nicholas Bacon, of Shrubland-Hall, Efq; and 
from younger fons of the faid Edward, are the Bacons of Ipfwich 
in Suffolk, andEarlham in Norfolk, defcended. The daughters 
were, 1. Anne, married to Sir Henry Wodehoufe, of Waxham 
in Norfolk, Knt. 2, -, married firft, to Sir Francis Wind* 
ham, Knt. one of the juftices of the common-pleas ; fecondly, 
to Sir Robert Mansfield, Knt. and 3. Elizabeth, married firft, 
to Sir Robert D'Oyly, of Chiflehampton in Oxfordfhire, Knt. 
fecondly, to Sir Henry Nevill, Knt. and thirdly, to SirWilliam 
Periam, Knt. lord chief baron of the exchequer. 

Sir Nicholas's fecond wife was Anne, daughter of Sir Anthony 
Cooke, of Giddy-Hall in EfTex, Knt. by whom he had iffue two 
fons, 1. Anthony, who was legate at Venice, and chancellor of 
the duchy of Lancaftcr, and died at Effex-houfe in the Strand, 
unmarried, before his father ; and 2. Sir Francis Bacon, Knt. 

Sir Francis was born at York-Place in the Strand, Jan. 22, 
1560, and June 10, 1573, v/as matriculated in the univerfity 
of Cambridge, and entered into Trinity college, under the care 
of Dr. Whitp-ift, then m after of the faid college, and afterwards 
Archbiftiop of Canterbury. After he had paffed through the 
circle of the liberal arts, his father thought proper to qualify 
him for the management of public affairs, and fent him over to 
France with Sir Amyas Paulet, Embaffador to that court, who 
entrufted him with a eommiffion to the Queen, which he dif- 
charged with great approbation, and returned to France, with 
an intention to continue fome years. During his abfence, his 
father died in 1 5 79, upon which he returned to England, and 
applied hlffifelf to the ftudy of the common law, which he re- 

folveol 



BACON of Redgrave, 5 

folved upon as his profeffion. He was appointed one of the 
Queen's council extraordinary in the 28th year of his agc^ an 
honour fcarce ever granted before. He was one of the firii that 
argued the difficult cafe ofUfes, calied Chitdleigb's Cafe, which 
is reported by Sir Edward Coke. But the greater! figure which 
he made in the ten laft years of the Queen's reign, was in the 
Houfe of Commons ; and then it is thought he applied himfelf 
to politics ; fo that the Queen and Lord Treafurer Burghley 
employed his head and hand in affairs of ftate. He made no 
confiderable advances in his fortune under Queen Elizabeth, but 
on the acceflion of King James to the crown, he was foon raifed 
to confiderable honours. July 23, 1603, he was knighted at 
Whitehall, and the year following he was made one of the 
King's council learned in the law; and, as his abilities had ap- 
peared in Council, in Parliament, and in his Profeffion, and 
efpecially in his Speeches which he made in the Houfe of Com- 
mons, he was in the year 1607 appointed Sollicitor-general in 
the room of Sir Henry Hobart. In 161 1 he was made joint 
Judge with Sir Thomas Vavafor, then knight marfhal of the 
knight marfhal's court, and Oct. 27, 1613, he fucceeded Sir 
Henry Hobart as Attorney-general, and June 9, 1616, he was 
fworn of the King's privy council, a truft rarely conferred, ei- 
ther before or fince, on a gentleman in that office. March 7, 
17 16-7, he was appointed Lord keeper of the great feal, and 
Jan. 4, 16 18, he was made Lord chancellor of England, and on 
the nth of July following created lord Verulam, and Jan. 27, 
1620- 1, he was advanced to the dignity of Vifcount St. Albans, 
and appeared with the greateft honour and fplendor at the open- 
ing of the feffion of Parliament on the 30th of that month. But; 
he was foon after furprized with a melancholy reverfe of for- 
tune ; for, about the 12th of March following, a committee 
was appointed of fome members of the houfe of commons, to 
infpeel: the abufes of the courts of juftice, whereof Sir Robert 
Philips was appointed chairman. The nrft thing they fell upon 
was Bribery and Corruption, of which the L( rd Chancellor Bacon 
was accufed by Awbery and Egerton, who affirmed, that they 
had procured money to be given to him, to promote their caufes 
depending before him. This being corroborated by fome cir- 
cumftances, a report was made from the committee to the houfe, 
upon the 15th of that month, yet with all imaginable tendernefs 
and refpeel: to his Lordfhip, in regard, as the chairman declared, 
// touched the honour of a great wan, fo endued with all farts both of 
nature and art, as that he would fay no ?nore of him, being not able 
to fay enough. Upon this a conference was had with the lords, 
and afterwards baron Denham and the attorney-s-eneral were 
lent by the lords, v/rth a copy of the charge againft him, and 

B 3 after 



6 B A C O N of Redgrave. 

after feveral meflages *, on Monday, April 29, he lent his con- 
fer flion and fubmiflion to the houfe of lords, in which he con- 
feiled fome fads, denied cthers x and endeavoured to anfwer or 
explain the reft in fuch a manner, as to take ofF the malignity 
of the oifence. But the lords taking this for a full and inge- 
nuous confeflion, fent feveral of their members, to fee if the 
chancellor would own it, which he did in thefe words, My lords^ 
it is my a6l, ?ny hand, my heart ; / befeecb your lordjlnps to be mer- 
ciful to a broken reed. This anfwer being reported to the houfe, 
the lords agreed to move the king to fequefter the feal, and on 
Wednefday, May 2, it was refolved to give fentence -againft him 
next morning, and accordingly he was fummoned to attend, but 
he anfwered, that he was fick % and protefied that he did. not feign 
this for an excufe ; for if he had been tfjill^ he would willingly have 
come. On May 3, 1621, the Lord Chief Juftice pronounced 
the following judgment, 

That the Lord Vifcount St, Albans., Lord. Chancellor of England* 
Jljall undergo a fine and ranfom of 40,000 /. and that hcjhall be impri- 
Joried in the Tower during the king's pleafure* 

That he Jhall be incapable of any office, place, or employme?it in the 
Jlate or commonwealth, and, never Jit, in parliament, or come within 
the verge of the court. 

The Prince of Wales and fome others endeavoured to have mi- 
tigated the feverity of this fentence ; and many pf the lords, by 
way of excufe for the rigour of it, told him afterwards, that they 
knew they left him in good hands, and it might be prefumed, 
that the king, who, as his lordflup writes, hadfjed tear.supan the 
news of his being accufed, would be indulgent and beneficent to. 
him upon his Sentence. 

There is a variety of opinions concerning his guilt in the points 
charged againft him; Mr. Rufhworth fays, his decrees were ge- 
nerally made with fo much equity, that tho' gifts rendered him 
fufpecled for injuftice, yet never any decree made by him was re- 
verfed as unjuft. 

After the judgment given againft him, and a fliort imprifon- 
ment in the Tower, he retired from the engagements of an ac- 
tive life, to the {hade of a contemplative one, which he had al- 
ways loved. The iirft, or at leaft the greateft act of kindnets, 
which the king extended to him, was the remitting the parlia- 
mentary fine, and granting it to fome of his lordfhip's friends. 
In a letter to the king, dated July 30, 1624, wherein he ufes the 
moft pathetic cxpreffions, he implores his majefty to grant him 
a total remiilion of his fentence, to the end that the blot of ignominy 
might be removed from him, and from his memory with pojlerity. 

* See the whole proceedings againft him In State trials^ fpl. vol. 1. p. 353. 

This. 



BACON of Redgrave. ' 7 

This requeft very probably was granted him, for we find that he 
was fummoned to parliament in the firft year of King Charles I. 
However, it appears from the works, which he compofed and de- 
figned during his retirement, that his thoughts were (till frce^ 
vigorous and noble j and, as Dr. Tenifon (afterwards Archbifhop 
of Canterbury) obferves, it did not appear by any thing during 
all the time of his eclipfe of fortune, that there was any abject- 
nefs of fpirit in him; his writings fhew a mind in him, not dif- 
fracted with anxiety, nordeprefled with fhame ; not flow for want 
of encouragement, nor broken with difcontent; fuch vigour of 
conceit, fuch a mafculine ftyle, fuch quicknefs in compofition, 
appeared in his learned labours. The laft five years of his life 
he devoted entirely to his ftudies, a thing which he would often 
fpeak of during the active part of his life, as if he affected to die 
in the fhade, and not in the light. In this recefs he compofed 
the greateft part of his Latin and Englifh works. 

His lordfhip had happily efcaped the plague, which infefted 
the fummerof the year 1625, and with fome difficulty, being ot 
a weak and tender constitution, palled the fevere winter which 
followed ; but going in the fpring to make fome experiment in 
natural philofophy^ he was taken fo ill, that he was obliged toftay 
at the Earl of Arundel's houfe at Highgate about a week, and 
there expired on Eafter-day, the 9th of April, 1626, in the 66th 
year of his age, of a gentle fever attended with a great cold, 
which occafioned fuch a defluxion of rheum, that he was fuffo- 
cated with it. The Lord Keeper Bacon married Alice, daugh- 
ter and coheir of Benedict Barnham, Efq; Alderman of London, 
by whom he had no iflue. 

The learned Bayle fays he was one of the greateft genius's of 
his age, Mr. Voltaire ftiles him the father of experimental phi- 
lofophy ; and the greateft writers of our nation, as well as thofe 
of other countries, confpire in giving him the nobleft character 
imaginable; and the late duke of Buckingham (Sheffield) in par- 
ticular allures us, That all his works are y for exprcjfion as well as 
thought^ the glory of our nation 1 andof all latter ages. Dr. Rawley, 
who was his chaplain, obferves, that he was eminent for the 
fharpnefs of his wit, his memory, judgment, and elocution, fo 
that Sir Walter Ralegh once faid before the doctor, that the 
Earl of Salifbury was an excellent fpeaker, but no good pen-man ; 
the Earl of Northampton, and the Lord Henry Howard, excel- 
lent pen-men, but no good fpeakers ; but that Sir Francis Bacon 
was eminent in both. He read much, and with great judgment, 
and after a moderate relaxation of his mind from ftudy, returned 
to it with frefh vigour, and would not fuffer any moment to 
efcape him without improvement. His converfation was ex- 
tremely delightful and inftructive. When his office called him, 

B 4 as 



t B A CO N of Redgrave- 

as he was one of the King's council, to charge any offenders, 
he did it with the greateft lenity ; and in civil affairs, as coun- 
fellor of fcate, he never engaged his mailer in any fevere or pre- 
cipitate courfes. Neither was he lefs in favour with the fubje6t 
than with his fovereign ; for he was always acceptable to the 
houfe of commons when he was a member thereof. He was re- 
ligious, free from malice, whichy as he faid hirnfelf, he never bred 
nor fed. No revenger of injuries. Fie never endeavoured to re- 
move others from their places, or accufed any man to his Prince* 
In his will he has this remarkable paffage, for my name and me- 
mory, 1 leave it to mem charitable fpseches y and to foreign nations r 
and the next ages. 

Sir Nicholas Bacon, el defl fan of the lord keeper, was poffef- 
fed of a very large eftate upon the death of his father. He was 
knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Norwich, in her progrefs thi- 
ther, Aug. 22, 1578, and had afterwards the honour to be the 
firft perfon advanced to the dignity of a baronet, then inftituted 
by K. James I. in the 9th year of his reign. He married Anne r 
fole daughter and heir of Edmund Butts, of Thornage in Nor- 
folk, Efq; (Brother to Sir William Butts, Knt.) by Anne his 
wife, daughter and coheir of Henry Buers, of Barrow in Suffolk, 
Efq; and by her had iffue nine fons and three daughters. The 
ions were, 1. Sir Edmund, his fucceffor; 2. Henry, who died; 
at Jerufalem, without iffue; 3. Sir Robert, of whom hereafter , 
4. Bachevell Bacon, of Hockham in Norfolk, Efq; (who mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Thomas French in Effex, and left two 
fons that died young, and three daughters who were coheirs to 
their brother, viz. Mary, married to Sir Robert Baldock, Knt. 
one of the judges to the common-pleas ; PhHippa, to Robert 
Keddington, Efq; and Anne, to Nich. Rook wood, Efq;) 5- 
Sir Butts Bacon, of Mildenhall in Suffolk, created Baronet July 
29, 1627, (who married Dorothy, daughter of Sir Henry War- 
ner of Mildenhall, Knt. and relicl: of William, fecond fon of 
Sir Robert Jermyn, Knt.) anceftor to thofe late of Heringfleet* 
and to Sir Edmund Bacon, of Gillingham, Bart, (of whom we 
fhall frxak hereafter;) 6. Nicholas Bacon, of Gillingham in 
Norfolk, Efq; (who married firft, a daughter of Sir James 
Weftcn, baron of the exchequer, by whom he had only one 
daughter, married to Sir John Rous, of Henham in Suffolk^ 
Bart, and 2dly, Margaret, daughter of Euftace Darcy,. of Nor- 
wich, Efq; by whom he had Sir Nicholas Bacon, of Gilling- 
ham, Bart, fo created Feb. 7, 1661, which title expired with his 
fon Sir Richard without iffue.) 7. Sir Nathaniel Bacon, of Cuf- 
ford in Suffolk, Knight of the Bath, who married Jane, daugh- 
ter of Hercules Me;.utys, Efq; (widow of Sir William Corn- 
wallis, Knt.) by whomhe had iffue one fon Nicholas, who died 



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BACON of Redgrave. 9 

without ifTue male, and two danghters, Anne, (married, firft, 
to Sir Thomas Meautys, Knt. fccondly, to Sir Harbottle Grim- 
fton, Bart.) and Jane, who died unmarried. Sir Nicholas had 
two other fons that died young. The three daughters of Sir Ni- 
cholas the firft Baronet, were, i. Anne, married to Sir Robert 
Drury, of Hawfted in Suffolk, Knt. 2. Dorothy, married, firft, 
to Sir Baflingbourn Gawdey, of Hading in Norfolk, Knt. and, 
fecondly, to Philip Colby, Efq; 3. Jemima, to Sir William Wal- 
degrave, of Smallbridge, Knt. SirNicholas, andhislady, lived 
fifty-two years together in wedlock, and dying within a fhort 
time one of another, (he anno 161 6, he not long after. They 
both lie buried in Redgrave church, under a moft magnificent al- 
tar tomb, with both their effigies curioufly carved in full propor- 
tion out of the fineft white marble. 

The inquifition after the death of this Sir Nicholas, dated 7 
Nov. 1 Car. I. fays, he died 13 Nov. 22 Jac. I. and Sir 
Edmund Bacon, Knt. and Baronet, found ion and heir of the faid 
Sir Nicholas and Anne his wife, and fifty years old* 

Sir Edmund, the eldeft, fucceeded his Father in the title and 
eftate, and married Philippa, one of the daughters and coheirs 
of the right hon. Edward lord Wotton, Baron of Marley ; but 
dying without iflue, April 10, 1649, lies buried at Redgrave 
aforefaid, under a handfome mural monument. 

He was fucceeded by Sir Robert, his next furviving brother, 
called before Robert Bacon, of Riborough in Norfolk, Efq; 
(an eftate now in the family) where he moflly refided. He 
married Anne, daughter of Sir John Peyton, of Ifelham in 
Cambridgfhire, Knight and Baronet, and had ilTue by her, nine 
fons and three daughters, viz. Edmund, Nathaniel, Henry, 
Francis, and Drury, who all died young ; Nicholas, who mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter and coheir of Hobart, of Thwayte 

in Norfolk, Efq; but died without iflue. The other fons were, 
Robert, the eldeft, who married Catharine, daughter to Grave 
Violet, of Pynkney-houfe, near Tatterford in Norfolk, Efq; and 
dying in his Father's life-time, Aug. 25, 1652, was buried at 
Redgrave, leaving iflue one fon, Edmund, fuccefibr to his grand- 
father, and four daughters ; 1. Jemima, married to Thomas 
Gardiner, of EfTex, Efq; and after to Sir John Brattel, Knight, 
AiTay-mafter of the Tower of London ; 2. Philippa, married 
to Sir George Reeve, of Thwaite, Knight and Baronet ; 3. 
Frances, to Paul Bockenham, of Great-Thornam, Efq; 4. 
Anne, to Edmund Yaxlee, of Yaxlee, Efq; all in the county 
of Suffolk. 

Butts Bacon, Efq; another fon of Sir Robert, married Dorothy, 
daughter and coheir of Sir John Tracey, of Stanhow in Norfolk, 
Knt. and was Father of Sir Robert, hereafter mentioned. 

Peyton 



io BACON of Redgrave. 

Peyton Bacon, Efq; another fon, married Eliz. daughter of 
Charles Suckling, of Wotton in Norfolk, Efq. Sir Robert's, 
daughters were, I. Philippa, married to Hamond Claxton, of 
Levermore ; 2. Anne, to Thomas Hunt, of Sharington y and: 
3. Alice, to Richard Gwyn, of Fakenham-Market, Efq. 

Sir Edmund, only furviving fon of Robert, aforefaid, fuc- 
ceeding his grandfather in title and eftate, married Elizabeth* 
one of the daughters and coheirs of Sir Robert Crane, of Chilton 
in Suffolk, Knight and Baronet, by whom he had iffue fix fons 
and ten daughters; all of which, except four daughters, died 
unmarried before him. The fons were, 1. Robert; 2. Nicho- 
las ; 3. Edmond ; 4. Edmond ; 5. Philip ; 6. Francis. The 
daughters were ; 1. Sufan; 2. Elizabeth; 3. Catharine; 4. 
Jemima; 5. Jane; 6. Sarah, Thofe that married were, 1. 
Frances, to Walter Norborne, of Calne in the county of Wilts, 
Efq; (by whom he had iffue only two daughters, Elizabeth,, 
married to Edward Vifcount Hereford, and Sufan, to Sir Ralph 
Hare, Bart.) 2. Sufanna, to Charles Morris, of Loddington in 
Leicefterfhire, Efq; 3. Elizabeth, to William Ettrick, of the 
Middle-Temple, Efq; and, 4. Philippa, to Sir Edmund Gil- 
lingham, Bart. Sir Edmund Bacon, of Redgrave aforefaid,. 
died Sept, 12, 1685, aged fifty-two, and lies buried in the 
church belonging to that place. 

After Sir Edmond's deceafe without iffue male, the title and 
part of the eftate defcended to, 

Sir Robert Bacon, his couiin, fon and heir to Butts Bacon, 
Efq; who was before feated at Egmore in Norfolk ; and after 
the death of his coufin, Sir Edmund, was poffeffed of the eftate 
at Redgrave ; which defcending to him under fome incumbran- 
ces, he thought convenient to fell that eftate to the lord chief- 
juftice Holt, and afterwards purchafed at Garboldifham in 
Norfolk, where he built a handfome feat for the future refidence 
of his family. He died Jan. 31, 1704, and lies buried in the 
chancel of All-Saints church in Garboldifham. 

He left iffue by Elizabeth his wife, daughter to Daniel Chand- 
ler, of London, Efq; two fons, Sir Edmund, his fucceffor, and 
Butts, who died unmarried, 1725-6, (Nathaniel and Robert* 
his two other fons, having died young before him) and two 
daughters, Abigail and Jane, who died unmarried. 

Sir Edmund Bacon, of Garboldifham in Norfolk, reprefented 
the borough of Thetford in parliament the 9th of Queen Anne; 
and the county of Norfolk in three parliaments. He married, 
in November 17 12, Mary, daughter of Sir Robert Kemp, of 
Ubbefton in Suffolk, Bart, (and fole heir to her mother, Leti- 
tia, daughter to Robert King, of Great Thurlow in the county 
of Suffolk, Efq;) which Lady died Sept. 14, 1727, leaving only 

four 



BACON of Redgrave. 1 1 

four daughters, Letitia, married to the prefentSir ArmineWode- 
houfe, Bart, but died March 30, 1759; Mary; Sarah, mar- 
ried to Pryfe Campbell, jun. and died May fcO, 1767; and 
Elizabeth, who died unmarried., May 1738. Sir Edmund died 
June 1755. 

It now remains to trace the family account of Sir Butts Bacon, 
from the time of his being created a Baronet, which was on the 
29th of July, 1,627,, down to the prefent Sir Richard, 

Sir Butts Bacon married Dorothy, daughter of Sir Henry 
Warner, of Parham in Suffolk, Knt. widow of William, fecond 
fon of Sir Henry Jermyn, Knt. by whom h# had three fons ; 
Charles and Clement, who both died without iffue, and Sir 
Henry his fucceffor. He had ajfo two daughters j Anne, mar-? 
ried to Henry Kitchingman, of Bluntefdon Hall in Suffolk j 
and Dorothy, to William Peck* of Cove, in the fame county* 
Efqrs. 

He was fucceeded by Sir Henry, his fon., who removed to Her- 
iMngfleet, in Suffolk, where his father had built a feat. He mar-* 
ried Barbara, daughter of William Gouch, of Mettingham in 
Suffolk, E,fq; and had iffue his fucceffor j and Anne, married to 
Sir Richard Bacon, of Gillingham in Norfolk, Bart, but died 
without iffue. 

Sir Henry Bacon, fucceffor to the title and eftate % was of Her- 
ringfleet and Gillingham, and executor to his filler's hufband Sir 
Richard. He married Sarah, daughter of Sir John Caftleton, 
of Sturfton in Suffolk, Bart, by whom he had S*r Edmund, hi* 
fucceffor ; Henry and Nicholas, who died unmarried ; and Ri- 
chard, married to a daughter of Thomas Palgrave, of Norfolk, 
Efq; 

Sir Edmund Bacon, Bart, the eldeft fon, married Philippa, 
daughter of Sir Edmund Bacon, of Redgrave in Suffolk, and 
died July io, 1721, leaving iffue, Sir Edmund, the fucceeding 
Baronet ; Henry, Richard, Devereux, made furveyor- general of 
his Majefty's dominions in North America, but died in his paf- 
fage thither, July 1 731, unmarried ; John, Ralph, and Eliza- 
beth, who died unmarried, Sept. 1738, and Philippa. 

Sir Edmund Bacon, the eldeft fon, fucceeded his father in title 
and eftate. He reprcfented the borough of Thetford in Norfolk, 
the fixth, feventh, and eighth parliaments of Great Britain. He 
married Sufan, (now living) daughter of Sir Ifaac Rebow, of 
Colchefter in Effex, Knt. and died at Bath, Oct. 2, 1738. His 
iffue was Sir Edmund, his fucceffor, and a fecond fon, born No- 
vember, 1726, who died in his infancy; and Sufan, married, 
March 18, 1765, to Francis Schutz, Efq; 

Sir Edmund, his fon and heir, fucceeded him ; and, on the 
death of Sir Edmund Bacon, of Garboldifham, before mention- 
ed, 



12 B A C O N of Redgrave. 

*d, fucceeded to that title likewife ; fo that this family enjoys 
the title of Baronet, not only by virtue of the patent granted in 
1627, to Sir Butts Bacon, of Milden Hall aforefaid, fifch fori of 
Sir Nicholas Bacon, of Redgrave, Bart, but likewife by that of 
161 1 : By which means the prefent Sir Richard ftands firft on 
the honourable lift of Baronets. The above Sir Edmund had a 
fon and a daughter, of which the fon died under age. Sir Ed- 
mund dying in 1750, was fucceeded by his eldtft brother, 

Sir Henry, who dying unmarried, the title then defcended to 

Sir Richard Bacon, of Colchefter, the prefent Baronet, who 
has had feveral fons, but all died under age. On the death of 
Sir Richard, the title will defcend to Caftle Bacon, Efq; (half 
brother of Sir Richard) of Revenino;ham in Norfolk^ 

Arms. Quarterly, Firft and fourth, Gules, on a Chief, Ar- 
gent, two Mullets, Sable, for Bacon. Second and third, Barry 
of Six, Or and Azure, over all a Bend, Gules, for Quaplod. 

Crest. On a Wreath, Argent and Gules, a Boar paffan-t^ 
Ermine. 

Motto. Medkcrla Fir ma. 

Seat. Colchefter in Eliex. 



2, Hoghton, of Hoghton Tower, Lancashire. 

Created Baronet, May 22, i6n. 

HIS family, anciently written de Hoclon, and Hoghton,, 
have been of great eminency in the county of Lancafter, in 
former ages, and were denominated, from their pofteflions, 
Hoghton Tower, a ftately and large {lone edifice, built upon an 
high, but very fteep hill, in the middle of a park in the hundred 
of Leyland. The firft mentioned, is Adam de Ho&on, who 
held one carucat of land in Hocton, temp. Hen. II. whofe great 
grandfon was Sir Adam de Hoghton, written Knight 50 Hen.^ 
III. He had two fons, Richard, ftiled Filius dom. Ada?, 2 Edw. 
I. and Adam de Hoghton, ftiled alfo in deeds, Filius dom. Adas, 
20 Edw. I. and afterwards Frater magiftri Richardi. Which 
Richard was (heriff of the county of Lancafter, 29 Edw. I. an 
office in thofe days of great truft and authority. He had a fon 
Richard, who dying without iflue, the eftate came to his coufin 
and heir,, another Richard de Hoghton, fon of Adam de Hoghton. 
Which Richard was a Knight, and in 16 Edw. II. with Sir Gil- 
bert de Singilton, Knt. were returned knights of the {hire for 
the county of Lancafter, in the parliament held at York, and 
had their wages allowed for attendance, &c. In the fame year 

ke 



HOGHTON of Hognton Tower, i j 

he and Edmund de Nevyle ferved as knights of the (Lire for the 
afore-mentioned county, as alfo in the I ith of that King's reign, 
and had their wages allowed. He died 14 Edw. IIL having 
not a little increafed the eftate, by means of his wife Sibyll,{ 
daughter and heir to Henry de Lea, who had great pofTcflions. 
Though thefe Lea's fometimcs fealed with fiveMalcles in Bend 
fox arms, and differed in the writing their names ; yet were they 
nevertheless a cadet of the firft. dinafty of the Lancafters, pri- 
mitively barons of Kendal, in Weftmoreland, and lineal de- 
fendants from Ivo Taibois earl of Anjou in France, and baron? 
of Kendal, temp. W. Conq. 

The faid Richard, by his wife Sibyll, aforementioned, had 
ifliie Adam de "Hoghton, and a daughter named Sibyll, the wife 
of William, fon of Richard de Bold. 

Adam, laft mentioned, is ftiled a knight in deeds, 22 Edw. IIL 
in which year he and John Cockaine ferved in parliament, as 
knights of the (hire for the county of Lancafter, and had for 
their expences, 15/. 45. for thirty days. In the 37th of that 
kmg'fi reign he ferved again as knight for that Ihire j as alfo in 
the 39th ; and had, with the other knight, 17 /. 4 s. for forty- 
three days attendance. He died 10 Rich. II. leaving ifTue, by- 
Ellen his wife, who furvived her hufdand, two fons, Richard 
and Henry, and as many daughters. A;nes, the eldeft, was wife 
to Sir Thomas, fon of Sir Adam Banalter, Knt. and Sibyll, to 
William^ brother of that Sir Thomas. Sir Henry de Hoghton 
the youngeft fon, was one of the Knights of the Shire for the 
county of Lancafter, 9 Henry IV. and was progenitor to thofe 
of the name of Pendleton, in that county, which, in after times, 
w*ent oft in two heirs females : Catharine, married to a younger 
ion of Hoghton of Hoghton, as is hereafter mentioned ; and 
Mary, firtt married to George Singleton of Stayning, and fe- 
condly to Livefey Coner. 

Richard de Hoghton, elder brother to the laft Henry, was re- 
turned with Robert de Clifton, as Knights of the Shire for 
Xancafter, 6 Richard II. as alfo 4 Henry IV. with Sir Nicho- 
las de Haverington, Knt. In which year the Sheriffs were di- 
rected to levy 27/. for their coming, attendance, and return- 
ing, computing fixty-ninc days. He was a Knight, founded 2 
chantry in the church of Riblechefter, 7 Henry IV. and died 
ip Henry V. leaving a daughter, Catharine, married to Hugh 
Venablcs, baron of Kinderton, and his grandfon Richard, fori 
of Adam de Hoghton, heir to the eftate. He had alfo another 
fon, Edward, who is fuppofed to be the anceftor to the Hoo;h- 
tons in Sufiex, who are faid to be derived from Edward, a third 
(on of this family. * 

Richard, 



4 HOGHTONdf Hoghton Tower. 

Richard, grandfon and heir of Sir Richard, died 19 Edward 
IV. He had five fons, Lawrence, Alexander, William, Tho- 
mas, who married Anne, daughter of Oliver Culcheth, and 
Edward ; the two laft died without iflue j Lawrence fucceeded 
in the eftate, and dying the fame year, 

Alexander, his brother, and next heir, is found to be pofiefled 
of the inheritance, and was aged twenty-fix years, 19 Edward 
IV. when the office was taken. In the 22d of that King's 
reign, having valiantly behaved himfelf under the Duke of 
Gloucefter, in Scotland, he was made Knight Banneret, with 
feveral others of great note, on St. James's eve* He died 15 
Henry VII. leaving a fole daughter and heir, aged eleven years 
at the time of the inquifition ; and 17 Hen. VII. her mother 
Elizabeth, daughter of William Troutbeck, had afiignation of 
dower. The greateft part of the eftate defcended to his next 
brother and heir, 

William Hoghton, Efq; third fon of Richard; which Wil- 
liam was in the expedition into Scotland, under the Duke of 
Gloucefter, and received from him the honour of knighthood, 
at the fame time his brother, Sir Alexander, was made a Ban- 
neret. He died 17 Hen.VIL leaving iiTue by Mary his wife, 
daughter of Sir John Southworth of Samlefbury, Knt. Richard 
his fon and heir, aged thirty years. 

This Richard was afterwards knighted, and ferved with Tho- 
mas Butler as Knights of the Shire for the county of Lancafter 
1 Edward VI. He married four wives, firft Alice, daughter 
and co-heir of Sir Thomas Afsheton, of Afsheton Under-Line, 
in Lancafhire, Knt. and coufin and heir of Sir James Harring- 
ton of Wolphage in Northamptonfhire, Knt. by whom he left 
ifTue Thomas, his fon and heir, aged forty years at the death of 
his father, 1 Eliz. Alexander, and Ifabella, married to Hol- 
den of Duxbury. 

His fecond wife was Alice, daughter of Morley, by whom he 
had Thomas, Rowland, and Richard ; Agnes, wife of Richard 
Butler of RawclifFe, Alice, and Anne. 

His third wife was Elizabeth, daughter of John Grigfon ; 
and the fourth, Anne, daughter of Roger Browne of Whitney* 
By the two laft he left no ilTue. 

Thomas, the eldeft fon and heir, married Catharine, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Gerard of Bryne, in Lancafhire, Knt. and died 
22 Elizabeth, leaving Jane his daughter, and heir, twenty-fix 
years old at his death, and at that time wife to James, fon and 
heir of Robert Bradihaigh of Haigh, in Lancafhire, Efq; who 
had a great conteft about the eftate, which was at length de- 
cided for Alexander, fecond brother, and next heir male to 

Thomas, father of Jane aforementioned. 

Which 



HOGHTON of Hoghton Tower. 1 5 

Which Alexander Hoghton Efq; married twice, firft to Do- 
rothy, only daughter of Richard Alsheton of Middleton, in Lan- 
cafhire, Efq; by Catharine his fecond wife, daughter of Sir Ro- 
bert Bellingham, Knt. and afterwards to Elizabeth, fifter of Tho- 
mas and Bartholomew Hefketh, Efqs. and widow of George 
Warburton, Efq; but he left no ifl'ue by either of them ; where- 
upon the eftare defcended to Thomas his half brother, viz. eldeft 
fon to Sir Richard Hoghton lad mentioned, by his fecond wife. 
Alice, daughter of Morley. 

Which Thomas, was fheriffof Lancafhire, 6 Eliz. and was 
killed in the 49th year of his age, at Lea-Hall, by Lang- 
ton of Newton, commonly called Baron of Walton and Newton, 
21 Nov. 32 Elizabeth, 1589. His wife Anne, daughter of 
Henry Kighley, of Kighley, in Lancafhire, Efq; (fon and heir of 
Sir Henry Kightley alias Kighley, Knt.) became afterwards fe- 
cond wife to Sir Richard Sherburn of Stonyhurft, Knt. She died 
at Lea, 30 Oct. A. D. 1609, aged Go years ; having iflue by her 
firft hufband, 1. Sir Richard, Knt. and Bait. 2. William of 
Grimfargh, who died A. D. 1642, and left pofterity, which late- 
ly became extinct, and the eftate devolved to the head branch of 
the family. 3. Thomas, who married Catharine, one of the 
daughters and co-heirs of John Hoghton of Pendleton, Efq; and 
left four daughters his co-heirs. 4. Adam of Lea-Moor, who left 
pofterity. And, 5. Henry, who married Anne, daughter of 
Lawrence Townley, Efq; alfo two daughters, Mary, fecond 
wife to Thomas Walmfley of Dunkenhalgh, in Lancafhire, 
Efq; and Catharine, wife of Thomas Middleton of Leighton, 
Efq; 

Sir Richard Hoghton of Hoghton, eldeft fon of Thomas, wa* 
under age at his father's death, and in ward to Sir Gilbert Gerard : 
Hefucceeded to a very great eftate, was knighted by Queen Eliza- 
beth, and fheriffof Lancafhire the forty-firft year of her reign, 
and made a Baronet with the firft advanced to that dignity. He 
ferved in feveral parliaments as Knight of the Shire for the county 
of Lancafter, and died 12 Nov. A. D. 1630, aged fixty years, fix 
weeks, and two days. He married Catharine, daughter of Sir Gil- 
bert Gerard, of Gerard's Bromley, in Staffordfhire, Knt. mafter of 
the Rolls, who died 17 Nov. 1617, aged forty-eight years and fix 
months : He had by her five fans and eight daughters ; 1. Gilbert. 
2. Thomas. 3. Richard. 4. Ratcliff. And 5. Roger, ftain in 
Germany. The laft three left no iiTue. Of the daughters, Anne, 
married firft Sir John Cotton of Landwade, in Cambridgfhire, 
Knt. and afterwards Sir John Caileton of Brightwell, in Oxford- 
shire, Knt. and Bart. Catharine, was wife to James Stewart, 
Lord Galloway; Elizabeth, to Nicholas Girling, Efq; Gili- 
bert, was married to Sir George Mufcamp of the county of 

North una- 



16 HOGHTONof Hoghton Tower. 

Northumberland, Knt. Frances, Alice, Margaret, and Eleanor, 
all died unmarried. 

Sir Gilbert, his fucceflbr, was thirty-nine years old at the death 
of his father, and was knighted at Whitehall, July the2ift, 1606. 
Sir Gilbert ferved feveral years in parliament as Knight of the 
Shire for the county of Lancafter, and died in April, 1647, 
having married Margaret, the eldeft of the four daughters and co- 
heirs of Sir Roger Afton, of Cranford in Middlefex, Knt. gen- 
tleman of the bed-chamber, and mafter of the great wardrobe to 
King James I. to which Sir Roger, the faid King, in the 9th 
year of his reign, granted to his coat-armour, an augmentation 
out of the two national badges of England and Scotland, viz. the 
Rofe of England, and the Thiftle of Scotland impaled, in a 
Canton, Or, in regard of the marriage of the faid Sir Roger, 
with Mary, daughter of Andrew Stewart, who died in the life- 
time of his father Andrew Stewart, Lord Avingdale, in Scotland, 
defcended from the blood royal : Sir Gilbert's defendants there- 
fore bear the fame in right of his lady, who died Dec. 23, 1657, 
and bore him fix fons and four daughters. 1. George, the eldeft 
fon, died young. 2. Richard, fucceeded to the title and eftate. 
3. Roger, who was (lain by a cannon-bullet at HefTam-moor, 
A. D. 1643. 4. Gilbert, major in the regiment of Sir Gilbert 
Gerard, Knt. governor of Worcefter; married to Lettice, daugh- 
ter and co-heir of Sir Francis Gamull of Chefter, Knt. died anno 
1661. 5. Thomas, died young. And, 6. Henry, captain of 
under the Earl of Derby, who took to wife Mary, daughter of 
Peter Egerton of Shaw, in Lancafhire, Efq; and relict of Sir Tho. 
Stanley of BickerftafF, in Lancafhire, Bart. Of the daughters, 
Catharine married Thomas Prefton of Holker, in Lancafhire, 
Efq; Mary, Sir Hugh Calverly of Lee, in Chefhire, Knt. Mar- 
garet, Alexander Rigby of Middleton, in Lancafhire, Efq; and 
Anne died young. 

Sir Richard Hoghton, Bart, who fucceeded his father in the 
title and eftate, was elected Knight of the Shire for the county of 
Lancafter, in the reign of King Charles II. and died Feb. 1677-8, 
univerfally regretted, as well on account of his many eminent 
virtues, as his diftinguifhed abilities. He married lady Sarah, 
daughter to the right hon. Philip Stanhope, earl of Chefterfield, 
and had ifTue feveral fons and daughters ; of the fons, thofe who 
arrived to maturity were Sir Charles his fucceflbr, and Benjamin, 
who died unmarried. 

Sir Charles, who fucceeded to the title and eftate, married Ma- 
ry, eldeft daughter of John SkefHngton, lord vifcount Maffareene, 
in the kingdom of Ireland, by whom he had ifTue five fons and fix 
daughters. Of the fons, John the eldeft died at the age of twenty- 
one. Sir Henry fucceeded to the title and eftate. Philip, who died in 



HOGHTON, of Hoghton Tower. 17 

Baronet, and Mary and Anne, both unmarried ; Skefrmgton, who 
died Feb. 8, 1768, aged eighty, unmarried ; and James, who died 
young. Of the daughters, Mary, the eldeft, died at Chefter, in 
1 7 10 ; Cordelia, widow of Robert Davie, of York, Efq; died on 
the very fame evening as her brother Skefnngton, having had two 
daughters, both dead ; Anna, widow of Samuel Crooke, of Cop- 
pul, Efq; died in 176c, and has left one fon ; Margaret, married 
Samuel Watfon, of Hull, Efq; (by whom file has one fon and 
one daughter ;) Elizabeth, married Thomas Fenton, of Houn- 
flett, near Leeds, Efq; (and has left eight fons and two daugh- 
ters ;) Lucy> married Thomas Lutwidge, of Whitehaven, Efq; 
(and has feven fons and one daughter.) 

Sir Charles Hoghton, Bart, was three times elected Knight of 
the Shire for the county of Lancafter, in the reigns of K. Charles 
II, K. James II, and K. William III. He died at Hoghton- 
Tower, 10 June, 1 7 10, and was buried at Walton, among his an- 
ceftors. He was fucceeded in honour and eftate by his fecond fon, 

Sir Henry Hoghton, who married three wives, fifft, (in Oct. 
1 7 10,) Mary, eldeft daughter of Sir William Boughton, of Law- 
ford, in Warwickfhire, Bart, who died at Dover, 1720. After 
her deceafe, he married Lady Ruftel, relict of Lord James RufTel, 
fifth fon of William, the late Duke of Bedford ; (he died, Sept. 
1736 ; by neither of whom he had any ifTue ; and after her death 
was married toSufanna, eldeft daughter of Thomas Butterworth, 
of Manchefter, Efq; but had no iflue. He ferved in Parliament 
for the borough of Prefton, in Lancaftiire, in 9 Q. Anne ; and 
alfo again for the fame corporation in 1 Geo. I. and 8 Geo. I. 
he ferved in Parliament for Eaftlow in Cornwall ; and was after- 
wards twice elected for Prefton ; and for his fignal fervices in 
oppofing the rebellion at Prefton, in the year 1715, was chofen in 
Parliament one of the Commiilioners for the forfeited eftates ; 
and, after that commiffion determined, his late Majefty appointed 
him, by patent, Advocate-general or Judge- martial of his land 
forces. In the year 1740 lie refigned his feat in Parliament, after 
having reprefented the borough of Prefton near thirty years. 
From that time he refided at Walton-Kail, and continued to ferve 
his country, as a Magistrate, with vigilance and activity, almoft 
to the laft period of a long life, which ended on the 23d of Feb. 
1768, being then eighty-nine years of age. Leaving no iiTue, 
he was fucceeded by 

His nephew, Sir Henry Hoghton, the prefent Baronet, who, in 
the year 1760, married Elizabeth, only daughter and heirefs of 
Wiillam Afnhurft, of Hedingharn Caftle, in the county of Efiex, 
Efq. This Lady died, the following year, in childbed, leaving 
only a daughter, Elizabeth. By this marriage, upon the death of 
Thomas Afhhurft, Efq; Sir Hear) Hoghton became poiTeft'-d of 

Vol. I, C the 



1 3 BOOTH, of Dunham Maffey. 

the beautiful feat and eftate of Hedingham Caftle. In the year 
1766, Sir Henry married Fanny, one of the daughters of Daniel 
Booth, of Hutton Hall, in Effex, Efq; by whom he has one fon, 
Henry-Philip, born June 12,1768. At the laft general election Sir 
Henry was chofen one of the Members for the borough of Prefton. 

Arms. Sable, three Bars, Argent; with the Augmentation of 
theRofe of England and the Thiftle of Scotland, impaled, in a 
Canton, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Bull pafTant, Argent. They bore an- 
ciently, a Bull's Head, Argent, collared with three Bars, Sable. 

Supporters. Over the Gates of Hoghton Tower, put up the 
beginning of the reign of Q^ Elizabeth, Two Bulls, Argent. 

Motto. Malgre le Tort, 

Seats*. Hoghton Tower, in Lancafhire ; and Caftle Heding- 
ham, EiTex. 



3. Booth, of Dunham Maffey, Chefhire. 

Created Baronet, May 22, 161 1. 

TH E family of Booth it undoubtedly of great antiquity in 
the Counties Palatine of Lancafter and Chefter, where their 
conftant refidence has been with great repute and honourable 
note, through a fucceffion of many generations ; and from whom, 
as from one common or principal ftock, all other families of this 
name, in other parts of the nation, are eiteemed to be, by 
younger branches, defcended. Various are the traditions touch- 
ing the original ftem of this family, which, like moil others of 
long ftanding, is fo ingulfed in the obfcurity of all-devouring 
time, that no other light than conjecture is now to be had 
thereof. The moll probable is, that their beginning was at a 
certain place called the Booths, in the County Palatine of Lan- 
cafter, where being feated, they were thence fo furnamed, as the 
manner of thofe ages was, to flile men from the places where 
they lived. 

And here, before I proceed, it may be proper to note the dif- 
ferent manner in which the name of Booth has, in various ages, 
been wrote, viz. Booth, (as at this time,) Bothe, Both, Bouth, 
Bouthe, Boothe, as appears by many ancient deeds and evi- 
dences belonging t the family, (fome in the pofleffion of the 
Right honourable the Countefs Dowager of Stamford, and others 
in the pofTefiion of George Booth Tyndale, Efq;) and is common 
in many families of great antiquity. 

The firft of this name I meet with, is William, fon of Adam 
^e Booths, in the County Palatine of Lancafter, living 1275, 

3 Edw. 



BOOTH, of Dunham Maffey. (19) 

3 Edw. I. He married Sibil, daughter of Sir Ralph de Brere- 
ton, in the County Palatine of Chefter, Knt. The Breretons 
were a very ancient family, feated at Brereton, in the aforefaid 
county, and continued there in a long fucceflion of heirs males, 
until the fame became extinct by the death of Francis, Lord 
Brereton, of the kingdom of Ireland, without iflue, in the year 
1721. 

To this William fucceeded Thomas de Booths, his Ton and 
heir, who had iflue John de Booths, living in the reign of Ed- 
ward IJ. (This was Robert, as appears by a copy of an old 
deed belonging to Barton, entered in a book which George 
Booth, of Woodford, in Chefhire, had lent him, bv Richard 
Leigh, of High Leigh, in Chefhire, Efq; May, 1688.) He 
married Agnes, or Anne, daughter and heir of Sir Gilbert de 
Barton, near Eccles, in Lancafhire, Knt. Here again, feems to 
be another miftake ; he married not Agnes, or Anne, but her 
daughter and heir, called Loretta, (if either,) who was of age, 
and unmarried, 20 Edw. I. as appears by a copy of a deed in the 
fame book ; for it was not likely that if he had married Agnes, 
and me had no iflue male, the eftate would have continued in 
the name of the Booths. After all, I rather think that Thomas 
Booth, called Tomalin of the Booths, was the firft of Barton, 
and by purchafe, as appears by copies of many deeds in that 
book, the lands bought of John, fon of Gilbert de Barton, 27 
Edw. III. and other deeds by his brothers and lifters, all releafmg 
the firft Gilbert de Barton, whofe daughter and heir was Agnes, 
who lived 35 Hen. III. and Edw. L 

This John (or Robert) de Booths, had iflue Sir Thomas 
Booth, of Barton, Knt. called Tomalin of the Booth?, living in 
the reign of Edw. III. This Seal was given by Thomas Booth, of 
Barton, in Lancafhire, 43 Edw. III. viz. a Chevron engrailed, in 
a Canton, a Mullet ; and for a Creft, a Fox, and a Catharine- 
wheel ; and this Label round it, Sigillum Thomtc Bctbe, per 
antiquam cartam penes Dominum Delamcr^ i6-3o. He married 
Ellen, daughter of Thomas or Robert de Workefley (now vyrote 
Worfley,) near Booths, in Lancafhire, (from whom the Worf- 
leys, of Pilewell, Hants, are defcended,) and had iilue three 
fons, and four daughters ; 

1. John, his fon and heir, of whom hereafter. 

2. Henry, who had iflue John. To this Henry his father 
gave all his lands in Irwell, by the above mentioned deed. 

3. Thomas, who had iflue Robert. 

The daughters were; I.Alice, married, firft, to William 
Leigh, of Baguleigh, in Chefhire ; and, fecondly, to Thomas 

Duncalf, of Foxwift, in , Efq; 2. Catharine; 3. Margaret; 

and, 4. Anne, married to Sir Edward Weever, of Weever, Knt. 

[C 2] The 



(2o) BOOTH, of Dunham Ma%. 

The faid John (Ton and heir of Sir Thomas, or Toma- 
lin,) called John Booth, of Barton, lived in the reigns of Ri- 
chard II. and Henry IV. It is faid by Sir Peter Leicefter, in 
his Antiquities of Chefhire, p. 244. that this John was the firft 
who gave the Boars Heads for his Arms, which was the Coat of 
the Lords of Barton, being granted to him and his heirs for ever, 
by Thomas Barton, of Barton, in Lancafhire, by deed, dated 
5 Hen. IV, 1404. But this is conceived to be a miftake ; for 
this John Booth, being the grandfon and heir of Agnes, or Anne, 
who was daughter and heir to Sir Gilbert de Barton, and who 
inherited all the Lordfhip of Barton, as appears by the fame be- 
ing at this day poffeffed by the heirs general defcended from this 
Agnes, it is to be prefumed that the family of Barton, of Bar- 
ton, became extinct in her, and feems not at all probable, that 
there could be any Barton, of Barton, cotemporary with this 
John Booth, to make fuch a grant ; neither was there occafion 
for any fuch grant, the defcendants of The faid Agnes being en- 
titled, by the Laws of Heraldry, to bear her Coat of Arms, or 
to quarter it with their Paternal Coat, if any fuch they had prior 
to their anceftors marrying her ; nor, if fuch grant were, is it 
probable, that the fame fhould have been deferred till the grand- 
fon of Agnes, and not rather to have been made to Thomas her 
fon, and immediate fucceffor. And the family of Booth have 
anciently, as to this day, quartered next to their Paternal Coat, 
another, viz. Argent, a Fefs, Gules, by the name of Barton. 
It is therefore much more probable, that the three Boars Heads, 
as now borne by them, was always their Paternal Coat. 

This John Booth, of Barton, married, firft, Joan, daughter 
of Sir Henry Trafford, of Trafford, in Lancafhire, Knt. (a fa- 
mily of the greateft antiquity, having been feated there before 
the time when William the Conqueror entered England, and 
have continued there in a lineal defcent to this prefent time,) 
by whom he had iiTue feven fons, and five daughters ; 1. Sir 
Thomas j 2. Sir Robert ; (of thefe two more hereafter ;) 3. Wil- 
liam, who was firft bred in Grey's Inn, London, in the ftudy 
of the Common Law, till, upon an offer of a Chancellor's place, 
in St. Paul's, he took Orders, was afterwards confecrated Bifhop 
of Lichfield and Coventry, and fix years afterwards tranflated to 
the ArchbifhoDrick of York. He had feveral other valuable 
Preferments in the Church ; he died Sept. 12, 1464, and was 
buried in St. John Baptift's chapel at Southwell, purfuant to 
his own directions. 4. Richard, who fettled at Strickland, (or 
Shrubland-hall,) near Ipfwich, in Suffolk, and was buried at 
Sallow, or Sawley, in Derbyfhire, where there is a memorial of 
him, and Phelippe his wife, daughter of Thomas Pey, Efq; 
5. Roger, who died Auguft 18, 1467, and was buried at 

Sallow, 



BOOTH, of Dunham Mafley. (21) 

Sallow, or Sawley, aforefaid. His wife was Catharine, daughter 
and heir of Ralph Hatton, of Mollington, near Chefter, Efq; 
She died in 1466, and was buried with her hufband, leaving 
iiTue, firft, Robert Booth, of Sallow, or Sawley, aforefaid, who 
died Feb. 22, 1478, and was buried there; (by Margaretta, 

daughter of , who furvived him, he had feveral children ; 

Charles, John, Roger, Catharine, Ifabel, Dowfe, Jane, Agnes, 
and Eme. Charles, the eldeft fon, was Billiop of Hereford, 
and had many other valuable preferments in the church ; he died 
May 5, 1535, and was buried in Hereford cathedral. John, the 
fecond fon, had iffue another John, who was collated, Jan. 29, 
1522, to the Archdeaconry of Hereford ; he was alfo a Pre- 
bendary in that cathedral, and died in 1542 3) and a fon Tho- 
mas, who was collated Prebendary of Hereford, in Warham di- 
vifion, Sept. 1533. The other children of Roger Booth, by 
Catharine his wife, were John, who fucceeded, XD6\. 28, 1495, 
to the Prebend of Rical, in York cathedral, on the reflgnation 
of Tanfield ; he was Prebendary of Southwell, and Treafurer of 
Lichfield ; he was alio Archdeacon of Durham, proved by a 
deed of 14 March, 15 Edw. IV. in the pofTeftion of George 
Booth Tyndale : He died in July, 1496, and was buried at Sal- 
low, or Sawley, aforefaid. Ralph, who was admitted Arch- 
deacon of York, Feb. 24, 1477 > ( ne was Mafter of the Hofpi- 
tal of St. Giles de Kepier, proved by the fame deed.) And alfo 
one daughter, Ifabel, married to Ralph Nevil, third Earl of 
Weftmorland, and buried at Branfpath. The fixth fon of John 
Booth, of Barton, was John, who was Prebendary of Norton 
Epifcopi, in Lincoln cathedral ; he is faid by fome to have been 
Bifhop of Exeter ; but that is a miftake, as appears by Weever, 
in his Funeral Monuments, 4445, and by Sir P. Leicefter, 244. 
7. Ralph. The daughters of the aforefaid John Bothe, of Bar- 
ton, were, firft, Margery, who married Sir John Byron, of 
Clayton, in Lancafhire, Knt. 2. Joan, married firft to Tho- 
mas Sherborne, of Stanhurft, in Lancafhire, Efq; fecondly, to 
Sir Thomas Sudworth, or Southworth, Knt. 3. Catharine, 
married to Thomas Ratcliffe, of Wimmorley, in Chefhire, Efq; 
4. Alice, married to Sir Robert Clifton, of Clifton, in Not- 
tinghamfhire, Knt. {lie died Sept. 9, 1470, and was buried at 
Clifton. 5. Lucy, married to Sir Edward Weever, Knt. if this 
be not miftaken for Anne, her father's fifter, afore- mentioned. 
The fecond wife of John Bothe, of Barton, aforefaid, was Maud, 
daughter of Sir John Savage, of Clifton, in Cheihire, Knt. by 
whom he had one fon, Laurence, who was firft M after of Pem- 
broke Hall, Cambridge, and was Chancellor of that Univerfity; 
he was Dean of St. Paul's, Bifhop of Durham, ar.d ^rterwards 
Archbiftiop of York; he was Keeper of the Privy leal' in 35 

[C 3] Hen. 



(22) BOOTH, of Dunham Maffey. 

Hen. VII. was alfo firft Chancellor to Margaret, Queen to Hen, 
VI ; and anno 13 Edw. IV, Sept. 20, Lord High Chancellor of 
England. He founded a Chantry for two Priefts in the church 
of Southwell, and bought the manor of Batterfea, near London, 
which he annexed to the Archbifhoprick of York ; he had feve- 
ral other valuable preferments in the church ; he died at South- 
well, May 19, 1480, and was buried in St. John Bapfift's cha- 
pel there, (near his half brother, William,) where his tomb is 
yet to be feen, being a plain altar monument, which had his 
effigies engraven on a piece of brafs, and an infcription under it s 
long fince defaced. 

We now return to Thomas Bothe, eldeft fon of John Bothe, 
of Barton, who was knighted 14 Hen. VI. He married a daugh- 
ter of Sir George Carrington, Knt. and relict of Weever, 

by whom he had iflue four fons ; 1. Thomas, who married 3 
I Hen. VL Anne, daughter of Sir John Afhton, of Afhton un- 
der Line, in Lancafhire, Knight of the Bath, the 7th Hen. VI. 
by whom he had iiTue Robert Bothe, of Barton, who married a 
daughter of bir John Savage, Knt. 32 Hen. VI. and had iiTue ; 
but all failed about the time of Hen. VII; fo Barton came to Sir 
John Bothe, the feeond fon of Thomas Bothe, as by Barton 
evidences ; which Sir John Bothe was flain at Floden Field, 
Sept. 9, 1533, 5 Hen. VIII. He married Ellen, or Hebrefe 3 
daughter of Sir Nicholas Byron, of Newfled, in Nottingham- 
fhire, Knight of the Bath, and had iflue one fon, John, who 
married, temp. Hen. VII, Anne, daughter of Richard Afhton, 
of Middleton, in Lancafhire, Efq; Their fon John married 
Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Brereton, Knt. 32 Hen. V1IL 
They had iflue one fon, John, who died without leaving any 
male iflue, whereby his three daughters became his coheirs ; 
I. Margaret, married to Edmund Trafford, of Trafford, in Lan- 
cafhire, Knt. by whom he had iflue three fons and one daugh- 
ter ; 2. Anne, married to George Leigh, of High Leigh, in 
Chefhire, Efq; and had iflue one fon, George; 3. Dorothy, 
married to John Molyneux, Efq; feeond fon of Sir Richard 
Molyneux, of Sefton, in Lancafhire, Knt. by whom me had a 
daughter. An Alice Bothe, daughter of Sir John Bothe, of 
Barton, Knt. married, temp. Hen. VIII, Alexander Ratcliffe, 

of Odfall, in , Efq; The other two fons of Thomas 

Bothe, eldefl fon of John Bothe, of Barton, were Henry and 
Nicholas." 

The male line of the Bothes 5 of Barton, expiring, the line 
of Robert Both?, feeond fon of the afore-named John Bothe, of 
Barton, became the head branch of the family, and has fo con- 
tinued in lineal defcent, to the Rev. Sir George Booth, the pre- 
fect Baronet. v ' 

Which 



BOOTH, of Dunham Mafley. (23) 

Which Robert Bothe was the firft of the family who fettled 
at Dunham Maffey, in Chefhire, and died Sept. 16, 1450, and 
lies buried in the chancel of the parifh church of Wilmeflow, 
in Chefhire. He married Dulcis, or Dowfe, daughter and co- 
heir of Sir William VenabJLes, of Bollen, near Wilmeflow, a- 

forefaid, Knt. which Sir William was the fon of Vena- 

bles, by Joan, his wife, daughter and heir of Hamond Fitton, 
who was grandfon of John Fitton, of Bollen, by Cicelie, his 
wife, eldeft daughter and coheir of Sir Hamon de Maflle, the 
fixth and laft Baron of Dunham Maflie, in the parifh of Bow- 
don, in the County Palatine of Chefler, being one of the eight 
Barons inftituted by Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chefler, to whom 
William, called the Conqueror, in the fourth year of his reign, 
granted the whole county and Earldom of Chefler, The fa- 
mily of Maffie had been fettled at Dunham Maffie before the en- 
trance of that Prince into England, and appears by the famous 
Survey, called Doomfday book, to have been then pofTefled of 
a vaft eftate, as in other parts of Chefhire, fo of the greatefr. 
part of the parifh of Bowdon, which is of large extent. 

This Sir Robert Boihe, and William his fon, had a grant 
of the ofHce of Sheriff of Chefhire for both their lives, and to 
the furvivor of them, by patent, bearing date at Chefter, Mar. 
8, 21 Hen. VI. with all fees belonging to the faid office, and 
to occupy it by themfelves, or deputies. Dulcis, or Dowfe, 
his wife, died Sept. 23, 1453, an( * ^ es huried with her huf- 
band. They had likewiie a numerous iffue, viz. nine fons, 
and five daughters; 1. Sir William, of whom hereafter; 

2. Ralph, who married Margaret, daughter and heir of Tho- 
mas Sibeil, of Sandwich, in Kent, by whom he had i/Iue 
three daughters, his coheirs ; (Jane, married to Robert Lei- 
cester, of Toft, in Chefhire, Efq; 2. Margaret, married to 
William Mere, of Mere, in Chefhire, Efq; 34 Hen. VI, and, 

3. Dowfe, married to Comer, or Gomer, of London :) 

3. Geffrey; 4. Hamond, LL. D. 5. John, LL. D. Warden 
of Manchefter college, was confecrated Biihop of Exeter, 22 
Feb. 6 Edw. IV, 1466; he died 1 April, 1478, and was bu- 
ried in St. Clements Danes church, London ; he had, before 
he was confecrated Biihop, feveral other valuable preferments 
in the church ; 6. Robert, Dean of York, died Jan. 25, 1487, 
buried in that cathedral ; 7. Edmund, Archdeacon of Stow, 
in the diocefe of Lincoln ; (Br, Willis, vol. ii. p. 128.) S.Pe- 
ter ; 9. Philip, who married the daughter of Sir William 
Hampton, of Willington, Knt. and had iffue one fon, An- 
drew, who married the daughter and heir of William Litton, 
Efq; The daughters were; 1. Lucy, married to William (Sir 
Peter Leicefter has it John) Chnuntrell, of the Batch, near 

[C 4] Chefter, 



(24) BOOTH, of Dunham Mafley. 

Chefter, Efq; 2. Ellen, married to Robert Leigh, of Adling* 
ton, in Chefhire, Efq; 3. Alice, married to Robert Heiketh, 
of RufFord, in Lancashire, Efq; from whom the prefent Sir 
Thomas Hefketh, Bart, is defcended ; 4. Joan, married, 31 
Hen. VI. to Hamond Maffie, of Rixton, in Lancaihire, Eiq; 
and, 5. Margaret, or Margery, married to James Scarebrick, 
Efq; 

Sir William Bothe, of Dunham Maffey, Knr. the elded fon 
of Sir Robert, married Maud, daughter of John Dutton, of 
Dutton, in Cheihire, Efq; 2 Hen. VI, 1442. By this Lady, 
(who furviving Sir William, married, fecondly, Sir William 
Brercton, Knt.) he had iffue five fons, and nine daughters j 
I. George, of whom hereafter; 2. Richard; 3. Laurence, 
but a pedigree at Dunham Maifey calls him Ralph ; 4. John j 
and, 5. William. The daughters were ; 1. Dowfe, who mar^ 
ried (1 Edw. IV, 1461) Thomas Leigh, of the Wefthall, at 
High Leigh, in Cheihire, Efq; whofe defcendants are itill liv^- 
ing there ; 2. Anne, married to John Leigh, of Booths, in 
Cheihire, Efq; whofe defcendants in the male line conti- 
nued there till very lately ; ihe married, fecondly, Jeffery Sha-r 
kerly, of Shakerly, in Lancafhire, Efq; 3. Ellen, married to 
Sir John Leigh, of Baguleigh, in Cheihire, Knt. (6 Edw. IV, 
1466,) whofe iiiue male continued there till very lately; 
4. Margery, married to John Hyde, of Haighcon, in Lanca- 
fhire, Efq; ;, Alice, married to John Afhley, of Afhley, in 
Cheihire, Efq; 6. Elizabeth, married to Thomas Fitton, of 
Pownall, in Cheihire, Efq; 7. Joan, married to William Holt, 
in Lancafhire, Efq; 8. Ifabeila ; and, 9. Catharine. 

To this Sir William Bothe, K. Henry the fixth, in conside- 
ration of his good fervices, granted an annuity of ten pounds, 
to be received yearly during his life, at the Exchequer, at 
Chefter, by patent, bearing date 27 Mar. 24 Hen. VI. This 
Sir William Bothe built or enlarged the chapel on the fouth 
fide of the chancel of the parifh church of Bowdon, in Che- 
ihire, which has ever fince been the burial place of this family. 
(Collins and Jacob, in their Peerages, fay he died 16 Edw. IV, 
1476 ; Weever dates the period of that event, April 6, 1478 j 
but it is no wonder, that authors ihould differ in fo remote a 
date.) 

George Bothe, Efq; eldeft fon and heir of the faid Sir Wil- 
liam, married Catharine, daughter and heir of Robert Mount- 
fort, of Befcote, in the county of Stafford, and of Monks- 
path, in the couity of Warwick, Efq; defcended from Char- 
lemaine, Emperor of the Romans, and from David, King of 
Scots ; and by his great-grandmother heir to the ancient and 
great family of Clinton, of Colefhill, in the faid county of 

Warwick, 



BOOTH, of Dunham Maffey. (25) 

Warwick. This Catharine brought to her hufband an ample 
eftate of manors and lands in the feveral counties of Salop, 
Stafford, Warwick, Leicefter, Hereford, Wilts, Somerfet, 
Devon, ?.:;d Cornwall, He had iflue by her three fons, and 
two daughters ; the fons were, I. Sir William, of whom here- 
after ; 2. Laurence, who had a fon named Charles ; he was 
of Alrringham, near Twamlow, in Chefhire, (the ancient feat 
of the Booths, fays England's Gazetteer, edit. 1751 ;) and, 
3. Roger. The daughters were ; 1. Alice, or Anne, married 
to William Maine, of Denfleld, in Chefhire, Efq; a family 
ftill in being; 2. Ellen, married to Thomas Vaudrey, Efq; 
and afterwards to Trafford, of Bridge TrafFord, in Che- 
fhire, Efq; This George Bothe died 1 Rich, III, 1483, and 
was fucceeded by his eldeft fon and heir, 

Sir William Bothe, of Dunham MafTey, Knt. who married 
two wives; full, Margaret, daughter and coheir of Sir Tho- 
mas Afhton, of Afhton under Line, in Lancafhire, Knt. and 
of his wife Anne, daughter of Ralph, Lord Greyftock and 
Wemm, by whom a large inheritance in Lancafhire and Che- 
fhire came to the family of Bothe, and is now enjoyed by the 
Countefs Dowager of Stamford. By her he had iilue George, 
his fon and heir, of whom hereafter ; and John, who married 
Margery, daughter of Sir Piers Dutton, of Dutton, in Che- 
fhire, Knt. temp.. Hen. VIII, and had iiTue William, and Ro- 
bert, who was Steward to the Earl of Shrewfhury. 

This Margaret, wife of Sir William Bothe, dying before 
1504, 19 Hen. VII, Sir William m^iried, fecondly, Ellen, 
daughter and coheir of Sir John Montgomery, of Kewley, in 
S t afford fh ire, Knt. and by her had iflue five fons and three 
daughters ; the fons were, 1. William, who married a daugh- 
ter of Smith, of Lancafhire, Efq; 2. Hamnet, who mar- 
ried a daughter of Humphry Newton, Efq; 3. Edward, who 
married Mary, daughter and coheir of Roger Kiuitsford, of 
Twamlo/, in Cheshire, Efq; from wiiom the Booths now of 
that place are defcended ; 4. Henry, who married a daughter 

of Bowdon, of Bowdon, in Chefhire, Efq; an ancient 

family, but now extinct ; 5. Andrew. The daughters were, 
I. Jane, married to Hugh, fon and heir of Sir Piers Dutton, 
of Di tton and Hatton, in Chefhire, Knt. 12 Hen. VIII, 1520, 
and, fecondly, to Thomas Holford, of Holford, in Chefhire ; 
2 Dorothy, married, (10 Hen. VIII, 15 18,) to Edward, fon 
and heir of Laurence Warren, ofpointon, in Chefhire, a fa- 
mily defcended from the ancient Earl of Warren and Surry, 
and (till exiftmg there, with an ample eftate, in Sir George 
Warren, Knight of the Bath ; 3. Anne, carried to Sir Wil- 
liam Brereton, of Brereton, in Chefnire, Knt. 

This 



(26) BOOTH, of Dunham Mafley. 

This Sir William Bothe was feized of divers manors in 
Cheihire, Yorkshire, Lancamire, Shropfhire, Leicefterihire, 
Herefordfhire, Wiltshire, Somerfetfhire, and Cornwall, and 
died Nov. 19, 1519, 11H. VIII, and was buried at Bowdon. 

George Bothe, Efq; fbn and heir of the faid Sir William, 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Butler, of Beaufey, 
near Warrington, in Lancamire, Knt. whole progenitors had 
been fummoned to Parliament among the Peers of England, h% 
the reigns of K. Edw. I, and II. By her he had ifTue four fons 
and feven daughters ; 1. George, his fon and heir; 2, John, 
afterwards knighted, as appears by a pedigree at Dunham ; (he 
married Elizabeth, daughter of John Dutton, of Cheihire, Efq; 
by whom he had four fons, William, Robert, M. A, Edmund, 
and Henry ;) 3. Robert 3 who was Rector of Thornton in the 
Moors, in Cheihire, Rot. 1 Edw. VI. 4. Roger, Rot. Ceil, ib. 
The daughters were, 1. Ellen, married to John Carrington, of 
Carrington, in Cheihire, Efq; 29 Hen. VIII, 1537 ; 2. Anne, 
married to William Maine, of Popington, or Pudington, in 
Cheihire, Efq; whofe ifTue male continued there till very lately ; 

3. Margaret, married to Sir William Davenport, of Bromhall, 
in Cheihire, Knt. whofe family are ft ill owners of that eftate ; 

4. Elizabeth, married to Sir Richard Dutton^ (Sutton, accord- 
ing to Sir Peter Leicefter,) of Sutton, near Macclesfield, in 
Lancafhire, 1566 ; 5. Dorothy, married to Robert Tatton, of 
Wilthenihaw, in Cheihire, Efq; whofe defcendants are {till 
there ; 6. Alice, married to Peter Daniel, of Over Tabley, in 
Cheihire, Efq; 4 Edw. VI, 1550, a family but lately extinct ; 
7. Cecilie, who died unmarried. This George Bothe died 
22 Hen. VIII, 1531, aged forty years. 

George Bothe, the eldeft fon and heir o^ the laff. mentioned 
George, being but fixteen years of age, married to his firft wife 
(or was to marry her) as appears by an ancient deed, dated 12 
June, 1531, 23 Hen. VIII, Margaret, daughter of Rowland 
Bulkeley, of Beaumorris, in the Ifle of Anglefey, Efq; anceftor 
to the now Lord Vifcount Bulkeley, of the kingdom of Ireland, 
but by her (if the marriage did take effect) had no iiiue ; and 
{he dying, he married, fecondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir 
Edmund TrafFord, ofTrafford, in Lancafhire, Knt. which 
marriage was agreed by deed, dated May 20, 27 Hen. VIII* 
not quite four years after the deed for his former marriage ; 
(the married, fecondly, James Done, of Utkington, Efq; who 
dyins;, me married, thirdly, Thomas Fitton, of Gawfworth ;) 
by her he had iiiue one fon, William ; and three daughters ; 
Elizabeth, who married William Chauntrell, of the Bache, near 
Chefter, Efq; 1566 ; 2. Mary, married to Randle Davenport, 
of Henbury, in Cheihire, Efq; which family continued there 

for 



BOOTH, of Dunham Maffey. (27) 

br many generations ; and, 3. Anne, married to Went- 

worth, of Yorkfhire, Efq; To this George Bothe, being then 
in the 22d year of his age, CX Jane Seymour commanded a Let- 
ter to be written, acquainting him with the birth of a Ton (af- 
terwards K. Edw. VI.) bearing date at Hampton-court the very 
day of her' delivery,' Oct. '12, 29 Hen. VIII ; which (hows the 
error ofthofe Hiftorians who reprefent this Queen to have been 
ripped up for delivery of the child, and thereby dying. To this 
George Bothe alfo K. Hen. VIII. wrote a Letter concerning 
forces to be raifed to war againft the Scots, bearing date at 
Weftminfter, Feb. 10, in the 34th year of his reign. The origi- 
nals of both thefe Letters are in the cuftody of Mary, Countefs 
Dowager of Stafford. This George Bothe, Efq; died 35 Hen. 
VIII, 1544.J aged twenty-eight. ' Elizabeth his wife furviving 
him, as aforefaid, died June 22, 1582, and was interred in 
Trentham church, in Staffordihire. 

William Bothe, orBouthe 2 fon and heir of the laft mentioned 
George, being but three years old when his father died, was in 
ward to the King ; he was Sheriff of Chefhire, 1571, temp. 
Eliz. and was knighted in 1578 ; he married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Warburton, of Alley, in Chefhire, Knt. a fa- 
mily {till continuing; {he died Dec. 1628, and was buried in 
the Abbey church, Bath, the 27th of the fame month. By this 
Lady Sir William had ieven fons and fix daughters. The fons 
were, 1. William, who died without iffue before his father, in 
March 1572, and was buried at Bowdon, the 31ft following; 
2. George, of whom hereafter; 3. Edmund, who was bred to 
the Law, and died without iiTue, proved by a deed, April, 1592 ; 
4. John, who died July, 1644, and was buried at Bowdon, 
Aug. 1. following; he married a daughter of Freftwich, 
of Holme, near Manchefter, in Lancaihire, Efq; and had three 
fons, William, George, and Robert ; and one daughter, Mary, 
buried at Bowdon, Aug. 1, 1642 ; 5. Robert, who was an Of- 
ficer in the army, baptized Dec. 11, 1570, and buried in the 
Abbey-church at Bath, Jan. 15, 1628 ; 6. Peter, baptized 21 
April, 1576, and died Sept. 7, following; 7. Richard, bap- 
tized June 15, 1578 ; he married a daughter and heir of 

Maffie, ofCogfhull, in Chefnire, Efq; died March 28, 1628, 
and was buried at Welmeflow ; from him the Booths of Bar- 
row, in Chefhire, are defcended. The daughters were, 1. E- 
leanor, baptized at Bowdon, Feb. 27, 1573; 2. Sufan, who 
married, firft, Sir Edward Warren, of Poynton, in Chefhire, 
Knt. and, 2dly, John Fitton, of the city of Chefter, Efq; fhe 
was baptized at Bowdon, May 21,1577; 3. Alice, married to 

1'awton, Efq; 4. Dorothy, married to Ralph Bunington, 

of Barrowcote, in Derbyfhire, Efq; 5. Elizabeth, married to 

William 



{28) B O O T H, of Dunham Mafley. 

William Bafner, of Eaton, in Denbighshire, Efq; and after- 
wards to Waifh, Efq; of the kingdom of Ireland ; 6. Ma- 
ry, who lived and died at Du::hamTown. (Sir Peter Leicefter 
makes her eldeft, and the reft backwards, which writer feems 
to have been followed in this, and feveral other miftakes, by 
both Collins and Jacob, in their Peerages.) This Sir William 
Bothe, or Bouth, died Nov. 28, 1579, aged thirty-nine years, 
and was buried at Bowdon, Dec. 8, following. 

Sir George Bouthe, fecond, but eldeft furviving fon of Sir 
William, was, by reafon of his minority at the death of his fa- 
ther, in ward to the Crown, and his eftate being of confider- 
able value, was, by Q. Elizabeth, granted to her favourite, Ro- 
bert Dudley, Earl of Leicefter, to the great detriment and ex- 
pence of the faid George Bouthe, in obtaining afterwards livery 
of his lands ; he was of age Ocl:. 20, 1587 ; he was knighted 
about the latter end of CK Elizabeth's reign, and created a Ba- 
ron. t by patent, bearing date May 22, 161 1, 9 James I. being 
the tenth of thofe who received that Order at the firft inftitu- 
tion ; but now three of them being extinct, and four of them 
being now Peers, the prefent Rev. Sir George Booth is the 
third in point of Precedence. Sir Peter Leicefter fays he had 
two wives ; 1. Jane, daughter and heir of John Carrington, of 
Carrington, in Cheftiire, Efq; (before faid to have married his 
brother, William Bouthe,) a family of long ftanding there, 
whom he married Feb. 18, 1577, John Carrington, her father, 
dying in January before ; fhe was baptized at Bowdon, Dec. 
10, 1562, aged fifteen years at the time of her marriage, but 
died without iiTue ; he married, fecondly, 34 Eliz. Catharine, 
daughter of Sir Edmund Anderfon, Chief Juftice of the Com- 
mon Pleas, (the marriage fettlement in the polTeflion of G. B, 
Tynda'le, Efq;) the was buried at Bowdon, Feb. 26, 1638-9 ; 
they had iftue live fons and feven daughters. The fons were 9 
1. William, of whom hereafter ; 2. Francis, baptized at Bow- 
don, Dec. 11, 1603, buried Mar. 1, 1616; 3. Thomas, bap- 
tized at Bowdon, Dee. 9, 1604; he died 1632, by a fall 
from his horfe ; 4. Edmund, born Dec. 26, 1608, baptized at 
Bowdon, Jan. 1, 1609, and buried there, Sept. 5, 1617 ; 
;. John, who having been very active for the fervice of his then 
Majefty, King Charles II, was knighted after the Reftoration, 
in 1660; he married, firft, Dorothy, daughter of Sir Anthony 
t, John, Knt. a younger fon of Oliver, Earl of Bolingbroke, 
by whom he had ifTue four fons, and fix daughters, of whom 
prefently ; fhe died in January, 1655, and was buried at Great 
Bud worth ; he married, 2dly, in 1657, Anne, relict, of Thomas 
Leigh, of Adlington, in Chefhire, Efq; by whom he had no 
ifliie ; he died May 9, 1678, and was bured at St. Ofwald's 

parifk 



BOOTH, of Dunham Maffey. (29) 

parifh church, being part of the cathedral church of St. Wer- 
burg, in Chefter. George, his eldeft fori, was born at Dun- 
ham Mafley, and baptized Nov. 26, 1635 ; he was Prothono- 
tary of the County Palatine of Chefter, and was a very emi- 
nent Convevancer. He wrote two books, the one on Real 
Actions, which is in high eftimation among the Lawyers ; the 
other was a Tranflation of Diodoius Siculus from the Greek. 
He married Martha, daughter of Ralph Hawtrey, of Purley, 
in Surry, and of London, Merchant, fon of Ralph Hawtrey, 
of Riflep, inMiddlefex, Efq; (he was born in May, 1645, and 
died May 6, 17 18 j he died Nov. 12, 17 19, and both lie bu- 
ried at St. Ofwald's ; they had ifiue four ions, and three daugh- 
ters ; George, the eldeft fon, was. born March 11, 1664, at 
Chefter, died March 31, 1665, (nutrice fupprcjjus,) and buried 
at St. Peter's, at Chefter : John, the fecond fon, was born Feb. 
20, 1669; he married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward JProgers, 
of Weftlow, in Suffolk, Efq; by whom he had one daughter, 
Elizabeth, (who married Edmund Mafkaline, of Wiltihire, 
Efq; by whom he had iflue three fons, William, Edmond, and 
Nevil, the Aftronomer Royal ; and one daughter, Margaret, 
who married Edward, the prefent Lord Clive ;) (he died Ap. 3, 
1707, and he Jan. 18, 1722-3, and both lie buried at Trinity 
church, Chefter. This John had likewifc by a fecond wife, to 
whom he was married Aug. 14, 171 1, who died Dec. 26, 1718, 
buried with her hufband, a fon George, drowned, and a daugh- 
ter Mary, married to Wilding, of Chefter ; George, the, 

third fon, was a Captain of foot, and died unmarried at Dub- 
lin, Ap. 4, 1705, and was buried in the Round Church there. 
Robert, the fourth fon, married, Dec. 27, 1705, Thomafin, 
daughter of William Hanmer, of Bettisfield, in Flintfhire, Efq; 
by whom he had no iflue ; he died Nov. 21, 171 1, and his wife 
May 14, 1 7 12, and both lie buried at St. Ofwald's. Mary, the 
eldeft daughter of George Booth, married Breholt, Com- 
mander of the Roval Yatch between En^and and Ireland : fhe 
was born Aug. 21, 1667, died in childbed Jan. 26, 1702-3, and 
was buried at St. Ofwald's ; Catharine, the fecond daughter- 
born Oct. 28, 1672, married, firft, Edward Hudfon, Efq; fon of 
Sir Thomas Hudfon, of Bramwith, in Yorkfhire, Knt. he dying 
Aug. 21, 1695, without iflue by her ; fhe married, fecondiy, 
James Howard, Efq; a Captain in the Guards, fon of the Hon. 
Ph. Howard, fon of Thomas, firft Earl of Berkshire; he died 
June 22, 1722, his wife Feb. 8, 1765, and both lie buried at St. 
Ofwald's. They had iflue one fon, James, who died young, Apr. 
3, 1704, and two daughters ; Catharine, who married Narcifius 
Charles Proby, Efq; and Martha, who married the Hon. arid 
Rev.Cha. Hervey, Prebendary of Ely, and uncle to the prefent 

Earl 



( 3 o) k O O T H, of Dunham Maffey. 

Earl of Briitol. Elizabeth, the third daughter of Georo-g 
Booth, aforefaid, was born in 1676, and married, July 12, 1699, 
at Bath, to Thomas Tyndale, of Bathford, in Somerfetfliire, 
Efq; by whom lhe had iffue two fons, and four daughters. The 
fons were, 1. John Tyndale, who died unmarried Nov. 13, 
1728; 2. George Tyndale, of Bathford, aforefaid, Efq; who 
married, Nov. 1736, firft, Vere, third daughter of the Hon. 
and Rev. Robert Boothe ; but of this Lady, and her iffue, 
more hereafter. The laid George Tyndale furviving her, mar- 
ried, fecondly, Dec. 31, 1753, Margaretta, fecond daughter of 
John Bampfylde, of Heftercombe, in Somerfetfhire, Efq; by 
whom he has iffue two fons, John, and Thomas Bampfylde; 
and three daughters, Margaretta, Elizabeth, and Charlotta- 
Maria, all minors. The daughters of the aforefaid Thomas 
Tyndale, by Elizabeth, his wife, were, firft, Martha Maria, 
who married Richard Philips, ofBremenda, in Carmarthen- 
lh ire, Efq; he died Dec. 1759, and was buried at Bathford ; 
2. Elizabeth, now living, and unmarried, at Bath ; 3. Mary, 
who married, firft, Robert Hudfon, of Yorkshire, Efq; and, 
fecondly, John Peighin, Efq; Captain in his Majefty's Navy ; 
4. Arab 11a, who died young. The aforefaid Thomas Tyn- 
dale died OcX 1747, and Elizabeth his wife Nov. 14, 1768* 
and both lie buried at Bathford. 

The fecond fon of Sir John Bouth, was St. John, who was 
born at Dunham Maffey, and baptized Jan. 8, 1636 ; he died 
Dec. 3, 1687, and was buried at White-gate, near Vale Royal, 

in Chefhire, and left ilTue by Anne, his wife, daughter of 

Owen, of Condor, in Shroplhire, Efq; two fons, and one 
daughter. John, the elder!, died unmarried, at Condor, afore- 
faid, 1689 ; Thomas, the fecond fon, died unmarried in Ame- 
rica, in 1700 ; Catharine, the only daughter, married > 

Owen, of Condor, aforefaid, and died October 18, 1 743? a * 
Chefter, as;ed feventy-feven, and was buried at Condor. 

John, the third fon of Sir John, was born at Manchefter, 
either in 1642, or the year following; he died unmarried in 
1689, and was buried in Trinity church, in Chefter. 

Thomas, the fourth fon of Sir John, was born at Kenion* 
in Lancafhire, and fuffered death contrary to the laws of the 
land, Sept. 27, 16S7, for a pretended murder he was accufed 
of having committed at Yarmouth. Thus he fell a facrihce to 
the malice of King James II, on account of his being nearly 
related to the then Lord Delamer, whom he had endeavoured 
to take off for a fuppofiiion of high treafon. 

The daughters of this Sir John were, 1. Catharine, born at 
Dunham Maffey, baptized Sept. 17, 1633, and died young; 
2. Sufan, born at the fame place 5 and baptized Sept. 18, 1634 ; 

foe 



BO O T H, of Dunham Maffey. (31) 

fbc died in January, 1634-5, and was buried at Bowdon the 
7th of that month ; 3. Elizabeth, born at Redifh, and baptized 
March 10, 1638, at Groppenhall ; file died Dec. 11, or 12, 
J 734> a ^ ec * ninety-fix, and was buried at St. Ofwald's, alias 
St. Werburg's, in Chefter ; 4. Catharine, born at Dunham 
Town, and baptized June 21, 1640 ; (he died at Kenion, and 
was buried at Winwick, in Lancafhire ; 5. Frances, born at 
Manchefter, died young, and was buried at Groppenhall ; 
6. Frances, born at Warrington, baptized June 2, 1645, and 
buried there. 

Having now particularly gone through the defcendants of 
Sir John Bouth, Knt. (fifth fon of Sir George Booth, the firft 
Baronet,) we (hall now proceed to his fitters, which, as was 
before obferved, were feven ; 1. Mary, who died unmarried, 
at London, May 12, 1657, and was buried in St. Sepulchre's 
church there ; 2. Alice, married to George Vernon, of Haf- 
lington, in Chefhire, Efq; who was a Judge ; fhe was born at 
Bowdon, March 8, 1623 ; 3. Frances, who died unmarried at 
Chefter, and was buried at Bowdon, Sept. 10, 1669 ; her will 
was dated June 29, 1669, and proved Sept. 13 ; 4. Sufan, mar- 
ried, 1623, to Sir William Brereton, of Handford, in Chefhire, 
Bart, and buried at Bowdon, June 6, 1637 ; 5. Catharine, 
baptized May 22, 1606, died unmarried, at Chefter, Sept. 24, 
1684, and buried at St. Ofwald's there ; 6. Cecily, who died 
young ; and, 7. Elizabeth, married to Richard, fecond Lord 
Byron, and died Feb. 10, 1687-8, at Bulwell Park, Nctting- 
hamfhire. 

This Sir George Bouthe, the flrft Baronet, was twice High 
Sheriff of Chefhire, and as often of Lancafhire ; he died Oct. 
24, 1652, aged eighty-fix years and four days, and was bu- 
ried at Bowdon, Nov. 18, following. 

William Bouthe, Efq; his eldeft fon. married, about 4 Jac. I. 
Vere, fecond daughter and' coheir of Sir Thomas Egerton, eldeft 
fon of Lord Chancellor Egerton, Baron Ellefme, and Vifcount 
Brackley. By this Lady (who was buried at Bowdon, May 4, 
1629) he had iffue five fons, and two daughters. The ions 
were, 1. Thomas, born June 21, and baptized at Bowdon the 
29th, 1620, died Jan. 3, 1632, aged eleven years, and was bu- 
ried at St. Ofwald's, alias St. Werburg's ; 2. George, of w T hom 
hereafter ; 3. William, born Feb. 14, 1625, baptized at Bow- 
don 28th, and died young; 4. Nathanael, the grandfather of 
the prefent Sir George Booth, Bart, of whom hereafter ; 5. 
Charles, born July 6, and baptized the 26th, 1628, who died 
young, and was buried at Bowdon, "Jan. 21, 1634-5. The 
daughters were, Elizabeth, born June 27, 1621, and baptized 
at Bowdon July 13, who died young ; and Catharine, bora 

May 



(32) BOOT H, of Dunham Ma%, 

May ir, 1624, and baptized the 25th, at Bowdon, who mar- 
ried Sir John Jackfon, of Hickleton, in Yorkfhire, Knt. and 
Bart, (he died in 1667. 

This William Bouthe was Knight of the Shire forChefhirej 
in the Parliament 21 James I. and was made Cuitos Rotulo- 
rum for Chefhire, by Commifiion, dated Nov. 20, 19 James L 
which office, from that time, except with fome intermimon in 
the latter end of K. Cha. II, and during the reign of James 11$ 
continued in this family till 1693, when, on the death of 
Henry r firft Earl of Warrington, who left his fen, the late 
Earl, a minor, the fame was difpofed of elfewhere. This Wil- 
liam Bouthe died before his father, April 26, 1636, and was 
buried at Bowdon the 3d of May following. 

Sir George Bouthe, fecond fon of the above William, was 
born Dec. 18, 1&22, and fucceeded his grandfather in the title 
of Baronet. By reafon of his minority, at the death of his fa- 
ther, he became ward to the Crown. He reprefented the county 
Palatine of Chefter in the Parliament 16 Charles I. and again 
in the firft Parliament of K. Charles II, who fent a Commif- 
fion under his Signet and Sign manual, bearing date July 22* 
11 Charles II, a duplicate whereof bore date at Bruflels, Aug* 
9, 1659, 11 Car. II, conftituting him Commander in Chief of 
all forces to be raifed for his Majefty's fervice in Chefhire, Lan- 
cafhire, and North Wales ; which Commiflions are recited in 
an Inltrument under that King's Signet and Sign manual, bear- 
ing date at Whitehall, March 21, 22 Car. Ii, declaring that 
the faid Sir George Booth, (then Lord Delamer,) acted by his 
faid Commifiion in all he did, in order to his Majefty's reftora- 
tion ; and his Majefty grants this, both to declare the fame, and 
for the remembrance of his early and eminent endeavours for his 
reftoration, and to remain as a mark of his particular efteem for 
the merit of his fervice in that important conjuncture. In con- 
federation of his many important fervices in afiifting the Refto- 
ration, he was created, by letters patent, bearing date atWeft- 
minfter, April 20, 1661, 13 Car. II. Baron Delamer, of Dun- 
ham MafTey, to hold to him and the heirs male of his body. So 
frugal a method had the Crown, at that time, of rewarding fer- 
vices ! On July 30, 1660, he was conftituted Cuftos Rotulo- 
rum for Chefhire, and fo continued till May 30, 1673, when 
he refigned it to Henry, his fon and heir. After this, he not 
being ftudious to pleafe the Court, in thofe meafures which 
were taken in fome parts of that reign, both he and his family 
were foon afterwards difregarded by the King, and ill ufed by 
iiis fucceflbr, King James 11, as will be feen. 

This George, Lord Delamer, married, about 13 Car. I. firft, 
Catharine, daughter and heir of Theopbiius Fienes, Earl of 

Lincoln, 



BOOTH, of Dunham Mafley. (33} 

Lincoln, who died in childbed, and was buried at Bovvdon, Aug, 
5, 1643, leaving an only daughter, Vere, born July 19, 1643, 
and baptized the 23d, who died unmarried Nov. 14, 17 17, at 
Canonbury-houfe, iilington, in Middlesex, and was buried in 
that parifh church the 23d of thac month. She had a right to the 
Barony of Clinton. He married, 2dly, Elizabeth, eideft daughter 
of Henry Grey, Earl of Stamford, who died Jan.. 4, 1690, at 
Oldiield-hal], near Bovvdon, and was buried at Bovvdon ; by 
whom he had feven fons, and fix daughters. The fons were, 
I.William, born Ap. 17, 1648, died unmarried at London, 
Jan. 20, 1661-2, and buried at St. James's, Cicrkenwell, the 
22d, where a monument is creeled to his memory; 2. Henry, 
of whom hereafter ; 3. Charles, who died unmarried, at Paris 5 
4. George, who died in 1726 ; he was one of the Commiilion- 
ers of the Cuftoms temo. W. Ill : he married Lucy, daughter 
of the hon. Robert Robertes, fon of John, firft Earl of Radnor, 
bv whom he had an only fon George, who died before him. 
(Jacob, in his Peerage, fays his name was Charles-Henry, and 
that he was buried, with his father and mother, in a vault, in 
St. Paul's church, London.) 5. Robert, S.T. P. born in 1666, 
who was Rector of Thornton in the Moors, Chefhire, and fuc- 
ceeded to be Archdeacon of Durham, being collated May 15, 
1 69 1, and was inftalled Dean of Briftol, June 20, 1708 ; he mar- 
ried, firft, Anne, daughter of Sir R.obert Booth, of Salford, in 
Lancafhire, Knt. Chief Juftice of the Common Pleas in Ireland, 
and one of the Privy Council, by whom he had one fon, Henry, 
who died an infant j he married, 2dly, Mary, elded" daughter 
of Thomas Hales, Efq; eideft fon of Sir Robert Hales, of How- 
lets, in Kent, Bart, (who died before his father, Sir Robert) by 
whom he had iiTue five fons and four daughters. He died Aug. 
8, 1730, and was interred the 1 ith, in the College churchyard, 
at Briftol ; his wife died June 4, 1732, and was interred the 
loth* in the church of St. Bartholomew the Great, in Weft- 
Smithfield, London ; the fons were, Robert,- who was called to 
the Bar, and was elected, 1727, a Reprefentative in Parliament 
for Bodmin, in Cornwall ; he was educated at Weftminfter- 
School, and was a Student at Chrift-church College j Oxford ; 
he died unmarried, and was buried, Jan. 28, 1732-3, in the 
church of St. Martin in the Fields, London 5 2. George, who 
was educated with his brother at Weftminfter, and was alfo a 
Student of the fame college at Oxford ; he afterwards took Holy 
Orders, and was Curate to his uncle, the learned Dr. Stephen 
Hales, at Farringdon, near Alton, Hants, where he died, un- 
married, and was buried in the church there, Oct. 20, 1725 ; 
3 : Edward, who was alfo educated at Weftminfter School, and 
afterwards bred a Conveyancer, but died in June, 1729, young 
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(34) BOOTH, of Dunham Mafley. 

and unmarried, and was interred in the College church-yard, in 
Briftol, near his father ; 4. Nathanael, born June 9, 1709, who 
was alfo educated atWeftminfter, and bred a Spanifh merchant; 
he married, April 26, 1743, Margaret, daughter of Richard 
Jones, of Ramlbury Manor, Wilts, Efq; by whom he had iflue 
two fons, and one daughter ; 1. George, born Mar. 1, 1744-5, 
educated at Weftminfter ; he died Sept. 3, 1757, and was in- 
terred in a vault in Hampftead church-yard, Middlefex ; 2. Hen- 
ry, born Q&. 4, 1747, died Dec. 5, 1748, and was interred with 
his brother ; Elizabeth, the only daughter, was born Feb. 28, 
1743-4, died unmarried Jan. 9, 1765, and was buried with 
her brothers. 

This Nathanael, on Aug. 2, 1758, fucceeded to the Barony 
of Deiamer, on the death of his firrt coufin, George, Earl of 
Warrington, and wasChairman of the Committees of the Houfe 
of Lords from 1765 to his death, which happened Jan. 9, 1770; 
and dying without iflue the Barony of Deiamer became extint ; 
but the dignity of a Baronet defcended to his fecond coufin, the 
Rev. George Booth, Rector of Afhton under Line, in Lanca- 
fhire, of whom in his proper place ; (and his two nieces and 
nephew, herein after named, became his coheirs at law, and, as 
fuch, entitled to quarter his arms ; ) he was buried at Hampftead, 
with his children. 5. William, born 17 10, and died young. 

The daughters were, 1. Mary, who died unmarried at Bath, 
in March 1723, and was buried within the choir of the Abbey 
church of St. Peter and St. Paul there ; 2. Elizabeth, married, 
OcT 19, 1724, at the Cathedral at Briftol, to CharltonThruppe, 
of Hampftead, in Middlefex, Efq; by whom he had iflue two 
daughters, (Elizabeth, now unmarried ; and Margaret Catha- 
rine, who married, in Auguft, 1753, Zachary Bayley, now of 
the city of Weils, in Somerfetlhire, Efq;) fhe .died Feb. 4, 
1741-2* and was buried at St. Peter le Poor, near the Royal 
Exchange, London, the 8th of the fame month ; 3. Vere, who 
married, Nov. 27, 17365 at Kenfington, in Middlefex, George 
Tyndale, of Bathford, near Bath, in Somerfetinire, Efq; only 
furviving fon of Thomas Tyndale, of the fame place, Efq; by 
Elizabeth, daughter of George Booth, of Woodford, fn Che- 
shire, Efq; before mentioned, (lineally defcended from the Ba- 
rons of Tyndale, in South Tyndale, in Northumberland, by 
whom fhe had iflue one fon, George Booth Tyvdaie, Efq; born 
Sept. 8, 1743* who was admitted into the hon. Society of the 
Inner Temple, April 24, 1760, and in Hilary Term, 1768, 
wis called to the degree of a Barrifter at Law, and is unmar- 
ried. To this Gentleman the Editor is obliged not only for 
eycry particular in this Pedigree, but for many valuable mate- 
** in icr ted in various parts of this Work.) Alfo one daugh- 
ter, 



BOOTH, of Dunham Maffey. (35) 

ter, Elizabeth Vere, born April 22, 1745, who died Mar. 19, 
1748-9, and was interred the 22d following, in the College 
church-yard at Brifto], with her maternal grandfather. The 
aforefaid Vere, wife of the faid George Tyndale, died May 31, 
1753, and was interred in the chancel of the parifh church of 
Bathford aforefaid. The fourth and youngeft daughter of Ro- 
bert Booth was Catharine, who died unmarried Jan. 17, 1748-9, 
and was buried with her father and brother the 1 8th. 

The fixth fon of the firft Lord Delamer was Cecil, who died 
unmarried May 16, 171 1, and was buried at Wilmeilow, in 
Chefhire, May 19, following. 7. Nevil, baptized at Dun- 
ham, Nov. 15, 1667, and died, unmarried, on his return from 
the Eaft Indies, anno 1685. 

The daughters of the firft Lord Delamer were, 1. Eliza- 
beth, born June 14, 1646, married to Edward, Earl of Con- 
way, Secretary of State, and died in childbed ; 2. Anne, born 
Jan. 21, 1649, who died young; 3. Anne, born April 20, 
165 1, died Nov. 24, 1667, and buried at Clerlcenwell afore- 
faid (near her brother) the 29th, where a monument is erected 
to her memory -, 4. Jane, who died young, and was buried at 
Bowdon, anno 1663 ; 5. Diana, who married, firft, Sir Ralph 
Delaval, of Seaton Delaval, in the county of Northumber- 
land, Bart, a very ancient family (for a curious account of 
which fee N 373. Vol. III. of this Work.) Secondly, fhe 
married Sir Edward Blacket, of Newby, in Yorkfhire, Bart. 
living anno 1684. 6. Sophia, who died very young, and was 
buried at Bowdon. 

George, the firft Lord Delamer, died Aug. 8, 1684, and 
was buried at Bowdon. 

Henry Booth, fecond Lord Delamer, the fecond fon of the 
faid George Lord Delamer, who, on the death of William, 
his elder brother, became heir, and fucceeded to the Peerage 
on the death of his father, which happened as above men- 
tioned. He was born Jan. 13, 1651 ; he had, in the life-time 
of his father, been Cuftos Rotulorum, and alfo Knight of the 
Shire for the County Palatine of Chefter, in feveral Parlia- 
ments in the reign of King Charles II, wherein he always 
a&ed with great zeal for the intereft Of his country, and had 
been particularly warm for the pafiing the famous Bill of Kx- 
clufion, for which that great and good man, the Lord Rufiel, 
the morning of his going to be executed, fent him a very kind 
mefTage of his refpects for him ; and having thereby incurred 
the difpleafure of the then Duke of York, he was, before the 
death of King Charles II. committed clofe prifoner to the 
Tower of London, but afcer feveral months ftriel: confinemei 1 .' 
was releafed j yet foon after Kino; James's acceffion to th 

[D 2] Throii . 



(36) BOOTH, of Dunham Maffey. 

Throne, he was again committed clofe prifoner there ; and 
being after fome time admitted to bail, was quickly afterwards 
taken up again, and committed a third time clofe prifoner to 
the Tower, on a falfe accufation of High Treafoii, on Thurs- 
day, January 14, 1685, (having but the day before completed 
the thirty-fourth year of his age,) he was, in a Court erected 
in WeCminfter-hall (as ufuaT in cafe of Trial of Peers,) tried 
for High Treafon before the Lord Chancellor Jefferys, his par- 
ticular enemy, conftituted Lord High Steward on the occa- 
sion ; and although the parliament was then actually exifting 
by prorogation, he was not tried by the '-/hole Houfe of Peers, 

but a fe ' r'of twenty- Feven reers, fummoned '> the 

Lord High Steward for that pu \ (fee State Trials, Volume 

the Second,) j tich Trial his Loraihip made {6 full and clear 
defence, he was by ah thole lee: J es, who 

S feriat'im<% unanimoufly acquitted. Happy for 
him that his father was then dead, whereby he was cf right 
to be tried by his Peers, and not by fuch a Jury of Common- 
ers as in thofe times the worthy Lord Rufiel, and many more 
great patriots, had felt the dire effects of! After this he lived 
retired, at his feat at Dunham MaHey, not lefs beloved by his 
countrymen for the hardships he had undergone from the 
Court, until the happy Revolution ; when, on intelligence of 
the Prince of Orange's defign of coming, he, through the 
defire of delivering his country from Popery and Arbitrary 
Power, and perhaps not without fome remembrance of the 
ill ufage he had received from King James, raifed, in a very 
few days, -a great force in Chefhire and Lancashire, and there- 
with marched to join that Prince ; on whofe arrival at Wind- 
for, in his approach towards Lon on, this Lord Belamer, to- 
gether with the Marquis of Halifax and the Earl of Shrewf- 
bury, were, on the 17th of December, 1688, fent by that 
Prince with a MeiTage to King James, to remove from White- 
hall ; which MeiTage, they, being introduced into his Ma- 
jelly's bed-chamber, by the Earl of Middleton, Secretary of 
State, delivered at one o' clock in the morning to the King, 
who was then in bed. A remarkable inftnnce of the viciffi- 
tudes of fortune, cr, rather, the appointments of an all-ruling 
Providence, that the King, who had been a fpectator of the 
Lord Delamer's ftanding at the Bar upon Trial for Life, for 
a pretended High Treafon, fhould, within lefs than three 
vears, fee that Lord come to his bed fide, to bid him depart 
his royal Palace ! A warning to all, to ui'e their profperity in 
fuch manner, as may bell fit them for unforefeen adverfities j 
remembring, that on this fide the grave, no man can tell 
what is to befall him ! And d\eh w 1 [< this Lord made 

thereof. 



BOOTH, of Dunham Maffey. (37) 

thereof, whatever temptation it might be to him, to have 
then (hewn an infuiting refentment, for he comported him- 
felf with fo much decency and relpecl: towards that then un- 
happy Prince, and fo fenlible was that King of his civility to 
him on this occafion, that, after his retirement into France, 
he faid, that Lord Delamer, whom he had ufed ill, had then 
treated him with much more regard than the other two Lords, 
to whom he had been kind, and from whom he might better 
have expected it. 

This Henry, Lord Delamer, was, on the 13th of February, 
1688, fworn a Privy Counfellor, and on April 9th, 1689, 
made Chancellor and Under Treafurer of the Exchequer; 
alfo on the 12th of the fame month made Lord Lieutenant of 
the County Palatine of Chefter, and of the city of Chefter 
and county thereof, and on July 9th Cuftos Rotulorum of 
the faid county ; which laft offices, together with that of 
Privy Counfellor, he enjoyed for life ; but as to the others, 
he continued in them for about a year only. However, it was 
not thought advifeable to put this Lord out of employment, 
in a difobiiging manner, and therefore he was, by Letters 
Patent, I taring date at Weftminfter, April 17, 1689, 2 Wil- 
liam and Mary, created Earl of Warrington, in the County 
Palatine of Lancafter, to hold to him, and the heirs male of 
his body, for his great fervices in raifing and bringing con- 
fiderable forces to his Majefty, to refcue his Country and Re- 
ligion from Tyranny and Popery, as the Preamble of the Pa- 
tent exprefles it. He died January 2, 1693, at London, and 
was interred at Bowdon, aforefaid, the 14th of the fame 
month ; as was his Lady, Mary, daughter and fole heir of 
Sir James Langham, of Cottefbrook, in the county of Nor- 
thampton, Knt. and Bart, who died March 23d, 1690-91. 
They had iffue four fons, and two daughters. The fons 
were, 

1. James, who died an infant, at London, and was buried 
at London. 

2. George, the fecond Earl of Warrington, who was born 
May 2, 1675 ; married, in 1702, Mary, eld eft of the two 
daughters and coheirs of John Oldbury, of London, Mer- 
chant, by Mary, his wife, daughter and coheir of Thomas 
Bohun, or Boone, of Mount Boone, near Dartmouth, in the 
county of Devon, Efq; defcended from the Bohuns, the an* 
cient Earls of Hereford ; and by her, who died at Dunham 
Maffey, April, 174.0, and buried at Bowdon, had iffue an 
only daughter and heir, Mary, born about the year 170? 
who married, 1736, to the Right hon. Henry Grey, Earl of 

Stamford j 



( 3 8) B O O T H, of Dunham Matey. 

Stamford; by whom {he had iffue, i. George Harry Grev, 

the prefent Earl, who married Harriot, daughter of Ben- 

tinck, late Duke of Portland, and filler to the prefent Duke, 
and has iffue ; 2. Booth Grey, Efq; Member of Parliament for 
the town of Leicefter -, 3. John Grey, of the Inner Temple, 
London, Efqj Mary, married to the Hon. George Weft, 
brother to the prefent Earl Delawar ; and Anne, deceafed. 
His Lordfhlp (the Earl of Warrington) died Auguft 2, 1758, 
and was buried at Bowdon, when the Larldom of Warring- 
ton became extinct ; but the Barony of Delamer defcended to 
his ftrft coufin, Nathanael Booth, of Hampftead, in Middle- 
fex, Efq; before mentioned. 

3. Langham Booth, born June 8, 1684, who was elected 
Knight of the Shire for the County Palatine of Chefter as 
early as he was by law capable of that honour, and continu- 
ing in that ftation, with very little intermiffion, until the 
time of his death, he acted therein, and as a Juftice of the 
Peace, in his county, with an unblemifhed reputation, and 
an uncorrupted integrity. He was Groom of the Bed-chamber 
to King George II, when Prince of Wales, which Place he 
held till his death, which happened at Bath, May 12, 1724, 
and was buried at Bowdon. 

4. Henry, bom July 17, 1687, was a Student in the Tem- 
ple j he died February 2, 1726-7, and was buried in a Vault 
in the Great Church at Rotterdam. 

Elizabeth, the eldeft daughter, married, Feb. 16, 1696, to 
Thomas Delves, Efq, eldeft fon of Sir Thomas Delves, of 
Doddington, in Chefhire, Bart, (he died in 1697, and was 
buried at Wehbenbury, the 13th of the fame month. 

Mary, the fecond daughter, married the Hon. RufFel Ro- 
berts, fon of Lord Roberts, fon of John, firft Earl of Rad- 
nor. She died Jan. 30, 1741-2, and was buried at St. James's* 
Weftminfter, Febr. 6, following. They had iffue, Henry, 
Earl of Radnor, who died without iflue, 1740 ; and Mary 
Vere, who married, Feb. 20, 1720, Thomas Hunt, of Mol- 
lington, in Cheihire, (me became fole heir to her brother,) 
by whom fhe had iffue two fons ; George Hunt, of Llanhy- 
drock, in Cornwall, Efq; Member for Bodmin \ and Thomas 
Hunt, of Mollington* in Chefhire, Efq; alio three daughters, 
Mary, Elizabeth, and Frances. 

We now return to Nathanael Booth, grandfather of the 
prefent Baronet, fourth fon of William, eldeft fon of Sir 
George Booth, the firft Baronet. This Nathanael was of 
Mottram Andrew, in Chefhire, and was born April 26, 1627, 
and buried at Bowdon aforefaid, Nov. 22, 1692. He married 

Anne, 



BOOTH, of Dunham Maffey. (39) 

Anne, third daughter of Robert Ravenfcroft, of Bretton, in 
Flintshire, Efqj By this Lady, who was buried at Bowdon, 
he had iflue four fons, and (even, daughters. 

The daughters were, i. Frances, and another, who were 
twins, buried at Mottram ; 2. Elizabeth, born in Aug. 1656, 
died June 22, 1736, and buried at Harden, in Flintfhire j 
3. Catharine, born in September, 1658, died Oct. 12, 1756, 
and buried at Bowdon ; 4. Anne, born in 1662, died Sept. 7, 
1747, and buried at Bowdon ; 5. Vere, born in May, 1663, 
and baptized the 2d of June following, at Handforth ; 6.Theo- 
dofia, born in Auguft, 1664, and baptized the 6th of Sept. 
following, at Mottram ; 7. Mary, born in Feb. 1665, and 
baptized the 20th following, at Mottram. Thefe three laft 
were buried at Mottram. 

The fons were, George, born in September, 1657, and was 
loft at fea. 2. Thomas, born in Auguft, 1659, and was killed 
by a tiger on the Malabar Coaft, in the Eaft Indies. 3. Na- 
thanael, born in October, 1660 ; he was called to the Bar, and 
was a Bencher of Grey's Inn, London ; he was Controller of 
the Fines and Green Wax Money in the Court of Exchequer ; 
he died without iffue, Oc~L 9, 1745, aged eighty-five, and was 
buried at Roliwright ; he married Jane, daughter and coheir 
of Henry Dixon, of Roliwright, in Oxfordfm're, Efq; {he was 
buried with her hufband, at Roliwright, aforefaid. 4. John, 
born in February, 1667, and baptized the 5th of the following 
month, at Mottram ; he died in 1725, and was buried at: 
Clerkenwell, in Middlefex. By Mary, daughter of Gilbert 
Pickering, of the city of London, Merchant, (which Lady died 
in 1742, and was buried at Clerkenwell, aforefaid,) he had 
iffue one fon, George, and three daughters ; 1. Anne, born in 
1715, and died in 1725 ; 2. Catharine, born in 1717, and died 
in 1723 ; 3. Elizabeth, born in 17 19, and died in 1743 ; fhe 
died unmarried, as did her other two lifters, and were ail three 
buried at St. James's, Clerkenwell, with their father and mo- 
ther. 

George Booth, only fon and heir of the above John Booth, 
Efq; was born March 20, 1724, and entering into Holy Or- 
ders, was prefented, in 1758, by the prefjnt Countefs Dow- 
ager of Stamford, his coufin, to the valuable Reclory of Als- 
ton under Line, and was Chaplain to his coufin, the late Lord 
Delamer ; on whofe death, which happened January 9, 1770, 
he fucceeded to the dignity of a Baronet. He married Han- 
nah, daughter of Henry Turner, of Botwell, in the county 
of Middlefex, Efq; by whom he ha-j iffue two daughters ; 
Catharine, born Aug. 23, 17; 7 : died a mouth aftei her birth-, 

and 



(40) P E Y t N, of Ifelham. 

and wSs buried at Hayes, in Middlefex ; as was. the other 
daughter, Hannah Vere, born July 15, 1748, who died Ocl:. 
28, 1765. 

Arms. i. Argent, three Boars Heads, erect, and erafed, Sa- 
ble, Langued, Gules ; for Booth. 2. Argent, a Fefs, en- 
grailed, Gules ; for Barton. 3. Azure.* two Bars, Argent ; 
in Chief, two Mullets, of the laft ; for Venables. 4. Bendy 
often Pieces, Or and Azure 5 for Mountfort. 5. Argent, a 
Mullet, Sable ; for Afhton. 6. Argent, a Lion rampant, 
Gules^ between three Pheons Heads, Sable ; for Egerton. 
Sir George Booth has a right to thirty-feven other Coats. 

Crest. On a Wreath of the Colours, a Lion paiTant, Ar- 
gent. 

xMotto. hiod ero fpero. 

Seat. At Afhton under Line, in the County Palatine of 
Lancafter. 



**3. Peyton, of Kelharn, Cambridgeshire. 

Created Baronet, May 22, 1611. 

THIS family, as Mr. Camden obferves, derive themfelvee 
* from the U fiords, Earls of Suffolk:, who defcended from 
William Malet, a Norman Baron, who was Sheriff of York- 
ftnre in the third of William I. 

The fir ft of whom v/e find by the name of Peyton, was Reig- 
nold de Peyton, fecond fon to Walter, Lord of Sibton, in Suf- 
folk:, younger brother to Malet, Sheriff" of Yorklhire, and Lord 
of the honour of Eay, in Suffolk. This Reignold held the Lord- 
ihips of Peyton-hallj in Ramfhold, and Boxford, in Suffolk, of 
Hugh de Bigod, and had two fons, William and John. 

John had ifiue four ions, John, the elder, Robert, Peter, and 
John, the younger. 

Robert was Lord Juftice of Ireland, in the time of Hen. IIL 
and Edw, I. and, being Lord of Ufford, aiTumed the furname 
of his anceftors. Whofe fon, Robert de UfFord, was created 
Earl of Suffolk, 11 Edw. Ill, 1336, and made Knight of the 
Garter. He was at the battle of Cagn, and behaved fo well, 
that the Kino; rewarded him with the honour of Eye, formerly 
belonging to his family. 

Brothers to the Earl, were Thomas de UfFord, Knight of the 
Garter, and John UfFord, who was brought up at Cambridge, 
and made doctor or law j promoted firft to the deanry of Lin- 
ed n, 



PEYTON of Ifelham. ig 

coin, then to the chancellorfhip of England, and laflly, to the 
archbifhoprick of Canterbury, which he never enjoyed, being cut 
off by the plague before he received either his pall or confecration, 
June 7, anno 1348, and lies obfeurely buried in that cathedral 
church. 

Peter de Peyton, lord of Peyton-Hall, married Helena , 
of whom he had iflue, Robert de Peyton, father to Sir John de 
Peyton, Knt. of the fame places ; whofe iflue male feemed to fail 
temp. Edw. III. 

The fourth fon was John de Peyton, jun. who fold to John his 
eldeft brother, all his lands which he had in Boxford, of the fee 
of the abbey of St. Edmonds and Stoke-Neyland, which their fa- 
ther, John de Peyton, and William, their uncle, formerly pof- 
i'efled. 

Sir John, the eldeft fon, fucceeded, and was lord of Peyton- 
Hall in Boxford, who had iflue by his wife, Matilda de Bueriis, 
three fons and one daughter, Agnes; William; and James de 
Peyton, who was witnefs to a datelefs charter of his father, and 
to another of his elder brother, who was 

Sir John de Peyton, Knt. fuccefibr to his father; to whom, 
and Clementia his wife, 27 Hen. III. John, fon of William de 
Effington, gave two acres of land, Sec. Sir John ferved in the 
parliament held at Weftminfter, as one of the Knights of the 
Shire for the county of Suffolk, having reafonable allowance for 
his expence ; as alfo in another parliament, 29 Edward I. foon 
after which he died. He had three wives, Agnes, Agnes, and 
Clementia. 

Sir Robert, the eldeft fon, fucceeded, who, in many of his 
evidences, is ffciled Chevalier and Monfieur : He died 25 Edw. III. 
and was buried near his father, having had two wives, firft, the Lad y 
Chriftiana de Apleton, widow of William de Apleton, who died 
19 Edward II. leaving no children, and was buried at Stoke- 
Neyland with great pomp, whofe funeral expences are thus fct 
down ; fifty quarters of wheat, 4I. ics. one hogfhead of wine, 
53 1. 4s. four muttons, 5s. eight barrow-hogs, 24s. ten calves, 
&c. His fecond wife was Joan de Marney, of the noble family 
of the Marneys, of Layer-Marney, in Eflex, by whom there was 
iflue Sir John, the next heir, and William, who lies buried at 
Wicken. 

Sir John fucceeded, and married Margaret, the daughter and 
coheir of Sir John Gernon, of Lees, in EiTex, Knt. lord of 
Wicken, in Cambridgeshire, and Bakewell in Derbyshire. Sir 
John died 17 Richard II. and his wife 2 Henry V. 

Their fon and heir, John de Peyton, Efq; inherited, who took 
to wife Joan, daughter and heir of Sir fiammon Sutton, of 
Wkkefho, in Suffolk^ Knt. by whom Wjckefho came to this 

C % family 5 



20 PEYTON of Ifelham. 

family ; who, dying about the 5th of Henry IV. left imae by his 
faid wife, (afterwards married to Sir Roger Drury, Knt.) Mar- 
gery, wife of Thomas Daubenyof Sharrington, in Norfolk, Efq; 
and three fons, John, Thomas, and Robert. 

John, the eldeft, was left a minor, being fifteen years old, 
8 Henry IV. at which time an agreement was made between the 
Lady Margaret, his grandmother, Joan his mother of the one 
part ; and John Burgoyne of Drayton, in Cambridgefhire, of the 
other; for an intermarriage with Grace, daughter of the faid 
Burgoyne; which marriage took place; and from thence pro- 
ceeded two fons, John and Thomas, and a daughter Anne, mar- 
ried to Jeffry Lockton, Efq. He died in the flower of his age, 
the 6th of October, 4 Henry V. 

His fon John, aged three years and three quarters at his father's 
death, died in his minority the 29th of Ociober, 11 Henry VI. 
whereupon Thomas, then aged feventeen years, was the next heir. 
This Thomas was High-Sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, 
21 and 31 Henry VI. and married firft Margaret, daughter and 
coheir of Sir John Bernard, of Ifelham, Knt. by which match 
Ifelham defcended to this family ; and he had iffue by her Tho- 
mas, hereafter mentioned, Margaret, and Grace. 

His fecond wife was Margaret, daughter and coheir of Sir 
Hugh Francis, of Giffords, in the parifh of Wickhambrook, in 
Suffolk, widow of Thomas Garnifh, of Kenton, in Suffolk, Efq. 
Of this match proceeded two fons, Chriftopher and Francis. 
1. Chriftopher Peyton, Efq; in the 12th of Henry VII. was fherifF 
of the counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon ; and having mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Leonard Hide, of Hide-Hall, in 
Hertfordfhire, Efq; left no iffue. He died 15 Henry VII. and, 
with his wife, was buried in Ifelham church. 

Francis Peyton, of St. Edmundfbury, Efq; fecond fon, heir to 
his mother, was alfo of Coggefhall in Effex. He married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Reginald Brook, of Afpallitoneham, in Suffolk, 
Efq; by whom he had Chriffopher, and Edmund, who married, 
but left no male iffue. Chriftopher Peyton, of St. Edmundfbury, 
married Jane, daughter of Thomas Mildmay, Efq; and filter to 
Sir Thomas Mildmay, of Chelmsford in Effex, Knt. and was 
father of three fons, Thomas, Chriffopher, and Henry, of Lon- 
don. 1. Thomas Peyton, of St. Edmundfbury, who by Cicely, 
daughter of John Bourchier, Earl of Bath, (and Eleanor Manors 
his wife, daughter oi Henry, Earl of Rutland) was father of Sir 
Henry Peyton, knighted by King James I. who long followed 
the wars in the Low-Countries, and married Mary, daughter of 
Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerfet, and widow of Andrew Ro- 
gers, of Brian'fon, in Dorfetmirc, Efq; elded fon to Sir Richard 
Rogers, Knt. 2. Chriilopher Peyton, of St. Edmundfbury, who 

vv;a: 



PEYTON of Ifelham. 21 

was knighted by King James I. and Auditor in Ireland. He 
married Anne, daughter of William Palmer, of Warwickshire, 
Efq; and left three daughters his coheireffes, i. Elizabeth, mar- 
ried to Richard Cooke, Efq; of St. Edmundfbury. 2. Cicely, 
married to Henry Rookwood, of Ewfham, and, 3. Thomazin, 
married firfl to Captain Baptiit. Caftillion, of the bedchamber to 
Queen Elizabeth ; fhe re-married to Robert Bigott, of the De- 
fart, in Ireland, Efq. 3. Henry Peyton, of London, who mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of William Pickering, of London, and left 
pofterity. 

Thomas Peyton, the only fon of Thomas, died before his 

father, and by his wife Joan, the daughter of Calthorpe, 

of Norfolk, he had iilue, Thomas, who died iffuelefs, Robert, 
John, and Edward ; and four daughters, Elizabeth, married to 
Edward Langley, of Knowlton, in Kent, Efq; Jane, to John 
Langley, of Lowleworth, in Cambridgeshire, Efq; Anne, to John 
Afheby, of Harefield, in Middlefex, Efq; and Dorothy. Joan 
furviving her hufband, married, fecondly, William Mauleverer, 
Efq; 

The eldeft fon, Sir Robert, inherited, who was fheriff of Cam- 
bridge and Huntingdon, 14 Henry VII. and died the 18th of 
March, 9 Henry VIII. 

He left ifTue, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Cleer, of 
Ormfby, in Norfolk, 1. Sir Robert. 2. John, who married Do- 
rothy, daughter of Sir Robert Tyndall, of Hockwould, in Nor- 
folk, Knt. of whom defcended the Peytons of Knowlton, and 
Dodington, Barts. the former of which titles is extinct, and the 
latter will hereafter be mentioned in its proper place ; and 3. Ed- 
ward, who died without ifTue. Alfo two daughters, Margaret, 
married to Francis Jenney, of Knotfhall, in Suffolk, Efq; from 
whom defcend the Jenneys of that place ; and Elizabeth, wife of 
Sir William Wigfton, of Wolfton, in Warwickfhire, Knt. 

Sir Robert was the next heir, who was fheriff of the two afore- 
faid counties, 17 and 27 Henry VIII. and accompanied that King 
to the fiege of Bullen ; and was again fheriff, 1 Q. Mary. He 
married Frances, daughter and heir of Francis Haffylden, of Lit- 
tle Chefterford, in EfTex, Efq; and of Steeple-Morden, in Cam- 
bridgefhire. This Lady founded the famous hofpital at Ifelham, 
and was buried by her hufband in that church, where their me- 
mories are ftill preferved on a monument. 

They had fix fons and two daughters, 1. Robert. 2. William. 
3. Richard, of Little Chefterford, in ElTex, who married Mary, 
daughter of Leonard Hyde, of Hide-Hall, in Hertfordfhire, Efq; 
She, after his deceafe, married Sir John Cary, Lord Hunfdon. 

The three other fons were Chriftopher, E4ward, and John. 

The daughters, Catharine, wife of Williams, of , in 

C 7 Oxford- 



22 PEYTON of Ifelharh, 

Oxford/hire, Efq; and Elizabeth, wife of Thomas W*enne, of 
Hinton, in Hadenham, in the Ifle of Ely, Efq; 

Robert the eldeft, Lord of Ifelham, was Knight of the Shire 
for Cambridge, 4th and 5th of Queen Mary, and high {heriff of 
the united counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon, 9 Eliz. and 
received the honour of knighthood from King James I. at Roy- 
flon, Nov. 1608. He married the Lady Elizabeth Rich, daugh- 
ter of Richard, Baron Rich of Leez, Lord High Chancellor of 
England ; by whom he had ifiue three fons, Robert, who died in 
his father's life-time, unmarried ; Sir John, the Baronet, and Ri- 
chard, who died without iflue : And as many daughters, Mary, 
wedded flrft to Robert Balam, f Wolfoken, in Norfolk, Efq; 
fecondly, to Sir Richard Cox, of Braham, in the ifle of Ely, Knt. 
Frances, wife of John Hagar, of Bourne-Cattle, Cambridgefhire ; 

and Winifrede, wife firft of Ofborne, Efq; Counsellor at 

Law, then of Harefleet, of Kent 5 and afterwards of John 

Hornbye, in Lincolnfhire, Efq; 

Sir John Peyton, of Ifelham, knighted by King James I. fuc- 
ceeded his father Sir Robert, and was Lord of Peyton-Hall, in 
Boxford, Wicken, and Wikefho, &c. He was fherifF of the 
counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon, 35 Eliz. and Knight of 
the Shire for the firft of thofe Counties, as alfo 1 James I. an4 
the next year lheriff again ; and in the ninth of that reign, re- 
ceived the new order of Baronet at the firft inftitution of it. 

By his wife Alice, daughter to Sir Edward Ofborn, who was 
Lord Mayor of London, 25 Elizabeth, A. D. 1583, and progeni- 
tor to the Duke of Leeds, he had five fons and fix daughters ; 
Sir Edward, the next Baronet; John, who died without iflue j 
Robert, fellow of Queen's College in Cambridge ; Roger-Wil- 
liam, of Warlingworth, in Suffolk, (who married Tabitha, daugh- 
ter of Henry Payne, of Walthamftow, in ElTex, and left two fons, 
John and William,) and Thomas, who was {lain at the Burfe in 
Holland. The daughters were, Anne, married to Sir Robert Ba- 
con, of Riborough, in Norfolk, Bart, third fon of Sir Nicholas 
Bacon, of R.ed^rave, Bart. Alice, wife of Sir John, fon and heir 
of Sir John Peyton, of Dodington, Knt. Elizabeth, of Sir An- 
thony Irby, of Bofton, in Lincolnshire, Knt. Mary, of Sir Roger 
Meers, of Hoghton, in Lincoln(hire, Knt. Frances, and Sufan 
Peyton, who both died unmarried. 

He was fucceeded, both in eftate and honour, by Sir Edward, 
his eldeft fen, who was knighted at Whitehall, Feb. 4, 1610, 
and ferved in Parliament from the 1 8th of James I. to the third 
of Charles I. as one of the Knights of the Shire for the county of 
Cambridge,, and was Cuftos Rotulorum thereof; which office he 
vva^ deprived of by the endeavours of the great favourite of James L 
the Duke of Buckingham. This $ir Edward married three 

wives ; 



PEYTON of Ifelham. 23 

wives ; firft, Matilda, daughter of Robert Livefay, of Tooting, 
in Surry, Efq; by whom he had ifTue, John ; Edward, who was 
a Clergyman, (and had three fons, Edward, Robert, and Henry ;) 
and Robert; alfo a daughter, Amy, married to Henry Lawrence, 
of St. Ives, in Hnntingdonfhire, and of St. Margaret's, in Hert- 
ford fh ire, Efq; 

Sir Edward married to his fecond Lady, Jane, daughter of Sir 
James Calthorp, of Cockthorp, in Norfolk, Knt. and widow of 
Sir Henry Thymelthorp, of Norfolk, Knt. by whom he had ifTue 
one fon, Thomas Peyton, of Rougham, in Norfolk, Efq; who 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Yelverton, of Roug- 
ham, Bart, by whom he had four fons; i. William Peyton, of 
Dublin, who died 1686. He married Frances, daughter and co- 
heir of Sir Herbert Lunsford, Knt. by whom he had no male 
ifTue. 2. Robert, of Virginia, who left no male ifTue. 3. Charles 
Peyton, of Grimfton, in Norfolk, Efq; who married Elizabeth, 
daughter of William Bladwell, of Swanington, in Norfolk, Efq; 
they both lie buried at Swanington, having had fix fons ; 1. Sir 
Yelverton, hereafter mentioned ; 2. Bladwell, who married Mary, 
daughter of William Probart, of Court-Evangwenge, in Radnor- 
fhire, Gent, by whom he has ifTue one fon, Charles, and two 
daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. 3. William, of Grimfton, in 
Norfolk, who married Alice, daughter of William Robotham, of 
Grimfton, Gent, and died at Leverington, in the Ifle of Ely, with- 
out ifTue. 4. Charles, who died at fea, without ifTue. 5. Colby, 
drowned at Lynn, without ifTue. 6. John Peyton, citizen of Lon- 
don, who died Ocl:. 22, 1741, married, firft, Dorothy, daughter 
of James Altham, of Marks-hall, in EfTex, Efq; by whom he had 
one fon, John ; and by his fecond wife Sufan, daughter of Peter 
Calvert, of Hunfdon, in Hertford fh ire, Efq; (and fifter to Peter 
Calvert, of Hunfdon, Efq;) he had another fon named Yel- 
verton. 

The fourth fon of Thomas Peyton, of Rougham, Efq; was Yel- 
verton, who married a daughter of Mr. Roberts, a Merchant in 
Briftol, niece of Sir John Roberts, of Bromley, in MiddIefex,Bart. 
Thomas Peyton, Efq; the father of thefe fons, died in 1683. 

Sir Edward, married to his third Lady, Dorothy, daughter of 
Mr. Edward Ball, of Stockwell, in Surry, by whom he had two' 
fons, 1. Edward Peyton, of Surinam, Merchant, who died 1675. 
He married Mary, daughter of Mr. Mulfin, an Italian Merchant, 
and left one daughter his fole heir, named Seignora Angiola, mar- 
ried to Francis Ceffis, of Peefroneer, in Venice. 2. Jofeph Pey- 
ton, who, by Mary, daughter and coheir of Marmaduke Vincent, 
of Great Smeaton, in Yorkfhire, had ifTue Vincent Peyton, only 
child living, three years old, 1688. 

C 4 Sir 



24 P Y T N of Iielham. 

Sir Edward Peyton* Bart, died at Wicken, in Cambridgefhire,, 
in 1657, and was fucceeded by his eldeft fen* by the firft mar- 
riage, 

Sir John Peyton, Bart, who had two wives, 1. a daughter of 
Sir Edward Bellingham, who left no ifTue. But by his fecond. 
wife, a daughter of ... . Hobart, he had three fons ; Edward, 
who diec} young ; Sir John Peyton, Bart, who fucceeded him ; 
and Thomas, who was firft an Enfign, and afterwards Captain 
in the guards ; who died a batchelor. Sir John had alfo one 
daughter, Martha, married to George Duncombe, of S.halford, 
near Guilford, in Surry, Efq; Sir John, died 1666, and was 
buried in St. Giles's in the Fields, London, and w a s fucceeded 
by his only fon, 

Sir John Peyton, Bart, who firft married the daughter p,f Mr. 
Newman, and widow of Mr. Kana Q Hara. His fecond wife 

was the daughter of Lloyd, of Morton-Hall, in Wales, Efq.; 

and widow of Richard Barry. His third wife was Mrs. Rebecca 
Williams, of Liverpool, widow of the Rev. Mr. Daniel Tom- 
linfon. He died in Ireland, 1721, without iftue ; and was fuc- 
ceeded bv his coufin, 

Sir Yelverton Peyton, eldeft fon of Charles Peyton, of Grim r . 
Hon in Norfolk, Efq; who was third fon of Thomas Peyton, of 
Rougham, Efq; only fon of Sir Edward Peyton, Bart, by his. 
iecond marriage, beforementioned. He married Flora, daughter 
of Philip Facy, but died without ifTue, and was fucceeded by 

Sir John Peyton, the prefent Baronet. 

Arms : Sable, a Crofs engrail'd, Or. 

Crest: On a Wreath, a Griffin fej ant, Or. 

Motto: Patior potior. 



4. Clifton of Clifton, Nottinghamshire, 

Created Baronet, May 22, 161 1. 

OF this family, Gervafe Holies, Efq; a laborious antiquary, 
obferves, that they took their furname from Clifton, a ville 
about two miles diftant from Nottingham, which, in its Saxon 
etymon, fignifies a ville fituate upon a rock or (helving ground, as 
Sir W. Dugdale rightly obferves, and upon a prominence is this 
feated (yet in a fertile foil) at the foot of which the Trent runs ; 
where the Cliftons have a noble feat, from which, afcending by 
many fteps, we red upon the top, in a fair bowling-green, that 
yields a moit pleafant profpect, overlooking the Trent, the town 
pf Nottingham, the vale of Belvoir, and part of the foreft of 

Sherwood. 



CLIFTON of Clifton. s$ 

{Sherwood. They derive themfelves from Alvaredus de Clifton, 
a- Knight, faid to be living in the time of William Peverell, the 
Conqueror's baftard ; and for proof of this, Alvaredus, and two 
others of his lineal pofterity, are cited in an authority amongft 
the collections of Mr. St. Lo, Kniveton, wherein it is faid, Al- 
varedus was Warden of Nottingham caftle, in the time of Wil- 
liam Peverell ; and in which office he was fucceeded by his 
ion and grandfon, Robert and Gervafe. 

It is believed, however, that his fon and grandfon were both 
of them named Gervafe ; for, 20 Henry III. there was a fine le- 
vied between Gervafe de Clifton, (taken for the fon) and Hugh 
de Bel, concerning two oxgangs of land in Wilford. Anno 52 
Henry III. Gervafe, fon of Gervafe de Clifton, (the grandfon) 
gives one mark for a writ in the county of Nottingham. 

Sir Gervafe, Knt. third of that name, (fon of the laft Gervafe 
de Clifton) died 17 Edward II. having married Amflicia, daugh- 
ter of Sir William Sampfon, of Eperfton, Knt. His fon was Ger- 
vafe, who died before him, 9 Edward II. leaving by Alice, 
daughter and heir of Robert de Rabacin, Robert his fon, heir to 
bis grandfather. This Sir Gervafe mufl be accounted a principal 
advancer of this family. He was conftituted High Sheriff of the 
counties of Nottingham and Derby, anno 7 Edward I. and con^ 
tinued for feven years ; and in the 14th of that King, he was ap- 
pointed High Sheriff of Yorkfhire, and continued for fix years. 

The fame Sir Gervafe de Clifton dying, left Robert de Clif- 
ton, the fon of Gervafe, his eldeft fon, (who died before him) 
his next heir, and above twenty-fix years of age - 3 who did his 
homage to the King, as heir to his grandfather, and had feifin of 
his lands accordingly. 

Gervafe de Clifton, (the fon of Sir Robert) was High Sheriff 
of the counties of Nottingham and Derby, anno 19 Edward III. 
and the next year Efcheator of the fame counties. We meet 
with no account of the death of this Gervafe, nor is any thing 
to be found concerning him after the age of fixty-eight. He 
had a fon, Robert, who poffibly died before his father, as no ac- 
count of him, after the death of Gervafe, is any where mention- 
ed. It is fuppofed that Ifabd, (wife of this Robert de Clifton) 
was the daughter of Neville, of Rolleflon, in Nottingham- 
shire, and his fjrfl: wife 5 for he married, fecondly, Agnes, daugh- 
ter of De Grey. 

The next is Sir John Clifton, (fon and heir of Robert and 
Agnes Grey) who, anno 4 Hen. IV. ferved in the parliament held at 
Weftminfter, with Sir Richard Stanhope, Knights of the Shire 
for Nottingham, and had their wages allowed for fixty-five days. 
He was that year flain at the battle of Shrewfbury, fighting on the 
King's fide againft the Piercies ; having, as Hollinfhed tells us, 

received 



*5 CLIPTON of Clifton. 

received from the King that morning the order of Knighthood, 
which (if true) muft be the dignity of a Banneret ; for he was a 
Knight before. He brought a great increafe of eftate into the 
family, by his wife Catharine, daughter of Sir John de CreiTey, 
of Hodfack, in the county of Nottingham, Knt, and fifter and 
coheir of Sir Hugh de CrefTey, who died in the 9th year of the 
fame King : The other fifter and coheir, Elizabeth, was the wife 
of Sir John Markham, the elder Judge, 

This Sir John Clifton's fon and heir was Sir Gervafe Clifton, 
as appears from a grave- ftone in Clifton church. 

The next is Sir Gervafe Clifton, but whether fon or brother to 
the laft, is not clear, for the records here are intricate. 23 Hen. VI. 
Gervafe Clifton was Lieutenant to Humphrey Duke of Gloucef- 
tcr, Conftable of Dover caflle. In the 30th of Henry VI. he 
was Treafurer of the town of Calais, which office was given him 
(in recompence of his good fervice) 24 May, 29th of that King, 
upon the resignation of Sir Richard Vernon, his predeceflbr in that 
office, he having delivered up his letters patent to be cancelled. 
He was twice High Sheriff of Kent 3 and once Treafurer of the 
King's Houfnold ; for there is a warrant in an uncertain year of 
that King, directed to the Keeper of the Privy Seal, commanding 
him to direct his letters to the Chamberlains of the Exchequer, 
to pay to certain perfons the fum of 460 1. due to them whilft Sir 
Gervafe Clifton, Knt. flood Treafurer of the Houihold. The 
chronicles tell us, that Richard Duke of York, in the 18th of 
Henry VI. made Sir Gervafe Clifton Captain of Pontoife, near 
Paris, (having been a Commander at feveral places in France,) 
when the French King befieged and took the town by afTault, 
hut loft above three thoufand men before it. And that in the 
lith of Edward IV. 147 1, the Monday after the battle of Tewkf* 
bury, Sir Gervafe Clifton (who was then taken prifoner) was be- 
headed in the market-place there, together with Edmund Duke of 
Corner fet, and others. 

This moft active and fignal Gentleman is believed by fome of 
the family to be their immediate anceftor. 

It is plain there was a Sir Gervafe Clifton of Clifton, temp. 
Henry VI. and that Robert Clifton was his fon and heir, who 
was High Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, anno 29 and 38 
Henry VI. And after, in the 7th of Edward IV. Robert Clifton, 
Knt. is mentioned then as late Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. 
Alice, wife of the faid Sir Robert, was daughter of John Booth, 
of Barton, in Lancafhire, Efq; and fifter of William the Arch- 
bifhop. 

Sir Robert Clifton died April 9, 1478, 18 Edward IV. leaving 
Gervafe Clifton his fon and heir, above forty years of age : He 

had 



CLIFTON of Clifton. 27 

had another fon, Robert Clifton, who was Archdeacon of the 
Eaft-Riding, in Yorkfhire. 

Gervafe Clifton, his fon and heir, was High Sheriff of Not- 
tingham and Derby, 11 and 17 Edward IV. 22 Edward IV. 
that King ordained the faid Gervafe, Sheriff of the counties of 
Nottingham and Derby, and affigned him 100 1. out of the Ex- 
chequer, for the better fuftaining of his charge in that office. 
Anno 1 Richard III. he was made one of the Knights of the 
Bath at the coronation. 

Sir John Beaumont (in, his poem of Bofworth-Field) fays, 
he was flain there, fighting on Richard's fide, againft the Eari 
of Richmond, (after King Henry VII.) and that Biron, (being 
his friend, but of the other party) procured the Conqueror to 
reftore his lands to his fon. But it is plain he was not flain 
there, and probably did not ferve there ; or, if he did, it was on 
the other fide, repenting that he had adhered to the Ufurper ; 
for not long after the beginning of King Henry Vllth's reign, 
we find him not only entrufted, but rewarded by him, being in 
his third year made Sheriff of the counties of Nottingham and 
Derby ; and the fame year having granted him the cuftody of 
the manors of Carleton in Lindrike, and Kinfton in Carleton, 
being then in the King's hands, by reafon of the minority of 
George, Lord Fitz-Hugh ; and that he married firft, Alice, 
daughter of Thomas Nevil, of Rollefton, Efq-, relift of Ri- 
chard Thurland ; fecondly, Agnes, daughter of Sir Robert Con- 
liable, of Flamborough, in Yorkfhire, Knt. relict of Sir Walter 
Griffith, Knt. and died in the fixth year of the fame King, in 
the houfe of the Friars Predicants, in London, and was buried 
in Clifton church. 

The inquifition, after his death, taken at Blithe, the 30th of 
October, anno 7 Henry VII. fays, that he died the 12th day of 
May laft paft, (which was in the fixth year of that King) and 
Robert Clifton, Clerk, was his fon and heir, and above thirty 
years old at the death of his father. 

Of this Robert Clifton we hear no more, but upon tradition, 
that being pioufly devoted, he became a fecular Prieft, died un- 
married, and gave his temporal eftate to his younger brother, 
Gervafe Clifton, afterwards knighted; for he was made Knight 
of the Bath by King Henry VII. in the tenth year of his reign, 
at the time he created his fecond fon, Henry, Duke of York. 
He married firft, Agnes, daughter of Sir Walter Griffith above- 
mentioned ; fecondly, Joan, daughter of John Bully, widow of 
Sir Nicholas Byron, Knt. by the laft he had no iffue. In the 
17th of Henry VII. he was made Sheriff of the counties of 
Nottingham and Derby, and died June 5, 23 Henry Vil. It 
appears by the inquifition taken after his fon's death, in the 9th 

of 



28 CLIFTON of Clifton. 

of King Henry VIII. that Robert Clifton was his fon and heir ; 
and that he had a younger fon, Hugh Clifton, and though not 
mentioned in the inquifition, he had another fon, Gervafe 
Clifton, who was of the Cuftomhoufe at the port of London* 
and was father of Sir Gervafe Clifton, fummoned to parliament 
as a Baron of the realm, the 6th of James I. by the title of Lord 
Clifton of Leighton-Bromfwold. 

His eldeft fon, Robert, married firft, Alice, daughter of Simon 
Digby, Efq; Lieutenant of the Tower of London, by whom 
he had no iflue ; and by his fecond wife he added the greater!: 
luftre to his family : For he married Agnes, daughter to Henry 
Lord Clifford, and fifter to Henry, the firit Earl of Cumber- 
land, who, through the lines of Clifford, Percy, and Mortimer, 
was lineally defcended from Lionel Plantagenet, Duke of Cla- 
rence, third fon of that victorious Monarch King Edward III. 
She was married, after his death, to Robert Melford. This Ro- 
bert Clifton died a young man, the 3d of September, the 9th of 
Henry VIII. leaving Gervafe Clifton his fon and Heir, not two 
years old. 

Which Gervafe Clifton was of full of age, and fued out his 
livery in the 28th year of Henry VIII. He was Juftice of the 
Peace, and Quorum, the moft part of his long life ; and She- 
riff of Nottingham and Derby in the laft year of Henry VIII. 
and again, the firft of the reign of Queen Mary ; and after, of 
Nottingham alone, in the 13th of Q. Elizabeth. He had like- 
wife feveral military employments ; for he ferved under King 
Henry VIII. at the fiege of Bulloigne, and was knighted, fays 
Hollinfhed in his chronicles, at Mufcleburgh, by the Duke of 
Somerfet* in the reign of King Edward VI. It is likely he was 
there, but it is manifeft he was knighted in the days of King 
Henry VIII, Anno 2 Eliz. A.D. 1560, he ferved at the fiege 
of Leith in Scotland, under the Lord Grey ; and upon notice 
of the peace concluded, Sir Gervafe Clifton was fent into the 
trenches, on the weft fide of Leith, to command the foldiers to 
forbear hoftility ; and the next day (the 7th of June) he was 
fent into the town, with Sir Francis Leke, to caufe the peace 
to be proclaimed, where he was feafted by Monfieur Doyfel,, 

the Governor. 

He was twice married, firft to Mary > daughter to Sir John 
Nevile, of Cheet, in Yorkfhire, Knt. by whom, be had five 
children, viz. Elizabeth, the firft wife of Sir Peter Frechevile, 
of Stavety, in Derbyfhire, Knt. Frances, Robert,. Gervafe, and: 
Anthony, which four laft died young, unmarried. The fecond 
wife of Sir Gervafe, was Winifred, daughter and heir to William 
Thwaites, of Owlton, in the county of Suffolk, Efq$ reli6tof" 
Sir George Pierpoint, of Holme, Knt. by whom he had George 

bis 



CLIFTON of Clifton. 29 

his Ton and heir, who married Winifred, daughter of Sir An- 
thony Thorold, of Marflon in Lincolnmire, Knt. (by Anne his 
wife, daughter and coheir of Sir John Conflable, of Kinalton, 
Knt.) and died in the life-time of his father, Auguft I, 1587, 
leaving his wife with child of Sir Gervafe Clifton, Bart, being 
at the time of his death but twenty years and feven months old. 

His Lady furviving him, married lirfl: Henry Kervile, of Wi- 
genhale, in Norfolk, Efq; and fecondly, Sir Edward Gawfell, 
of Watlington, in Norfolk, Knt. 

Sir Gervafe Clifton, his father, died in the fame year 1587, 
on the 20th of January, and lies buried under a {lately jnonu- 
ment in Clifton church. 

The faid Sir Gervafe, at the time of his death, left his grand- 
fon and heir but four months and eleven days old. Which Sir 
Gervafe Clifton, the grandfon, was made Knight of the Bath, 
at the Coronation of King James I. and afterwards advanced to 
the dignity of a Baronet. He ferved in eight parliaments, he 
was Knight of the Shire, temp. Jac. I. and Car. II. and ferved 
for Retford, temp. Car. I. and was Commiflioner at Oxford 
and Newark, for King Charles I. and for one thing he was 
more remarkable, (having in that gone beyond any of our na- 
tion, as yet heard of) he had fix wives, and married a feventh 
when he was near feventy years old. His firft Ladv was Pene- 
lope, daughter to Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick; me died 
26 October, 16 13, aged twenty-three : He had by her Sir Ger- 
vafe, his eldeft fon and fucceffbr. By his fecond Lady Frances, 
daughter of Francis Clifford, Earl of Cumberland, he had iflue 
Sir Clifford Clifton, and four daughters ; Margaret, married mil 
to Sir John South, of Kelflem, in Lincolnmire, Knt. fecondly, 
to William Whichcote, of Dunflon, in Lincolnmire, Efq; 
thirdly, to Robert, Lord Hunfdon. Frances was wife, firft, 
of Richard Temped, of Bracewell, in Yorkfhire, Efq; and fe- 
condly to Anthony Eyre, of Rampton, in Nottinghamfhire, 
Efq; Anne, to Sir Francis Rodes, of Barlbrough, in Derbyfliire, 
Bart, and Lettice, to Clifton Rodes, Efq; brother to Sir Fran- 
cis ; this Lady died November 22, 1627, aged thirty-three 
years. The third was Mary, daughter of John Egio'ck, of 
Egiock, in Worceflermire, Efq; widow of Sir Francis Leke, 
of Sutton, in Derbyfhire, Knt. by her he had no ilTue ; me 
died January 19, 1630. His fourth Lady was Ifabel, daughter 

of Meek, of Wolverhampton, Efq; relict of John Hodges, 

Efq; Alderman of London ; fhe died alio without iflue, and 
was buried at Clifton, (as were alio his two firft Ladies) July 
10, 1637. The fifth was Anne, daughter of Sir Francis South, 
of KeKterne, in Lincolnmire, Knt. buried at Clifton, (having 
*io iflue) 1 June, 1639. The fixth was Jane, daughter of 

Anthony 



3 o CLIFTON of Clii 

Anthony Eyre, of Rampton, Efq; (by whom he was father of 
Robert Clifton, who married Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel 
Parkhurft, of Woodford, in EfTex, Efq; Charles, who died un- 
married ; Jane, wife of Chriftopher Pack^ of Coates, in Lei- 
cefterfhire, Efq; Elizabeth and Mary, who died young) fhe 
died at London, and was buried at Clifton i the 17th of March* 
1655. The feventh wife of Sir Gervafe, was Alice, daughter 
of Henry, Earl of Huntingdon, by whom he had no iffue : She 
furvived her hufband, but died the fame year, and was buried 
in St. Giles's church, London, (1666) as was his third Lady. 

He was fucceeded in the dignity and eftate, by his eldeft fori 
by his firft Lady, 

Sir Gervafe Clifton, Bart, who married Sarah, daughter of 
Timothy Pufey, of Selfton, in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; of the 
ancient family of the Pufeys, in Bucks ; fhe died Jan. 22, 
1652 ; and he dying without ilTue, the 14th of January, 1675, 
was fucceeded by his nephew, 

Sir William Clifton, Bart, only furviving fon of Sir Clifford 
Clifton, Knt. and Frances his wife, daughter of Sir Heneage 
Finch, Knt. Recorder of London ; which Sir Clifford, was the 
only fon of Sir Gervafe, by his fecond marriage ; this Sir Wil- 
liam died unmarried ; leaving two filters, his coheirs ; Catha- 
rine, married to Sir John Parfons, Bart, (mother of the late 
Sir William) and Arabella, married to Sir Francis Wheeler, 
Knt. one of the Admirals under King William, who was un- 
fortunately caft away near Cadiz. He was fucceeded in title 
and eftate by his coufin, Sir Gervafe Clifton, Bart, eldeft fori 
of Robert Clifton, Efq; another fon of Sir Gervafe, by his 
fixth wife. 

Which Sir Gervafe married Anne, daughter of Dudley Bag- 
nail, of Newry in Ireland, Efq; [which family is now the only 
remaining branch of thofe two famous brothers, Sir Samuel, and 
Sir Henry Bagnall, who were fent into Ireland by Queen Eli- 
zabeth, the firft with the title of Marfhal of that kingdom, 
and the latter diftinguiihed himfelf very eminently at the taking 
of Cadiz, where he received eight wounds, and, covered with 
blood, was then knighted J by whom he had fifteen fons, and 
one daughter ; ten of the fons died unmarried ; thofe that fur- 
vived their father, were, 1. Sir Robert, his fucceffor. 2. Wil- 
liam, who married Mrs. Wharton, by whom he had no iflue. 
3. Alfred, firft an officer in the French fervice, afterwards in 
the Ruflian. 4. Dudley, who embraced a religious life. 5. 
George, who married Anne, only daughter and heir of Robert 
Sacheverell, of Barton in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; by whom he 
had two daughters ; Jane, only daughter of Sir Gervafe, a 
Nun of the Order of St. Clare, at Graveline. Sir Gervafe 

did j 



GERARD of Bryn. 31 

died, March 17 30-1, and his Lady furviving him, married Wil- 
liam Blackburr.c, of Ongar, in Eifex, Efq; 

Sir Robert Clifton, his eldeft: fon, fucceeded his father in title 
and eftate, and married the Lady Frances, daughter of the Right 
Honourable Nanfan Coot, Earl of Bellamont, of the kingdom of 
Ireland, (by Lady Frances his wife, youngeft daughter of the 
Right Honourable Henry de NaiTau, Earl of Grantham,) fhe died 
leaving him only one daughter, Frances- He had the honour, in 
the year 1725, to be made one of the Knights of the Honourable 
Order of the Bath ; and was elecled, in feveral parliaments, one 
of the Reprefentatives for Eaft-Retford, in NottinghamfTiire : He 
married, fecondly, in June, 1740, , eldeft daughter and co- 
heir of the late Sir Thomas Lombe, Knt. Alderman of London, 
by whom he had iflue, and was fucceeded by, 

Sir Gervafe, the prefent Baronet, who is married to the daugh- 
ter and heirefs of the ancient family of the Lloyds, in Pembroke- 
fhire, and has iiTue two fons, both infants. 

Arms. Sable, Seme of Cinquefoils, and a Lion rampant, 
Argent. 

Crest. Out of a Ducal Coronet, a Demi Peacock, per Pale* 
Argent and Sable, his Wings expanded, counter-changed. 

Motto. Tenez le Droit, 

Seat. At Clifton, near Nottingham. 



^*v 



5. Gerard of Bryn, Lancafhire. 

Created Baronet, May 22, 161 1. 



W 



'ALTER FITZOTHER, at the time of the general fur- 
vey, by William the Conqueror, was Caftellan of Wind- 
for, Warden of the foreits in Berkfhire, and pofleiTed feveral Lord- 
fhips in the counties of Middlefex, Hants, and Bucks, that Do* 
minus Otherus is faid to have held in the time of Edward the 
ConfeiTor. 

William, the eldeft fon of that Walter, took the furname of 
Windfor, from his father's office, and was anceftor to the Lords 
W"indfor, whofe heir is the prefent Earl of Plymouth ; and from 
Gerard, brother to that William, the Gerards, and many other 
families, are lineally defcended. 

The faid Gerard is lometimes furnamed de Windfor, and alfo 
Fitz- Walter, (/. e.) fon of Walter ; the latter Camden ftiles 
him; mentioning, that the Care ws, as well of England as Ireland, 
defcended from him. He had by Nefta, his wife, daughter of 
Rees, fori .pf Theodore the Great, Prince of South Wales, three 

ions 1 



%i GERARD of Bryn; 

fons ; William* Maurice, and David ; the latter was Bifhop of* 
St. Davids, A. D. 1148, and died 11 76. 

Maurice Fitz-Gerald, the fecond fon, was one of the adven- 
turers With Richard Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, in the con- 
queft of Ireland, 11 7O ; as he had been with Robert Fitz-Ste-^ 
phen, when he landed two years before and took Weifhford ; and 
here was the firft colony of the JEnglifh, fettled in Ireland* who 
by their valour opened a way for fubjec"ting that dominion to the 
Crown of England : The faid Maurice, fettling there, became 
the anceftor to feveral great and noble families which flourifhed 
in that kingdom, particularly to the Earls of Kildare, Premier 
Earls of that realm. 

William Fitz-Gerald* eldeft fon of Gerald* died 11 73, and 
left iflue, 1. Odo, from whom the numerous family of the Ca- 
rews defcend. 2. Raymond Crafllis, a principal fharer in the 
conqueft of Ireland, who had a natural fon named Maurice* from 
whom the Lords Fitz-Maurice, of Kerry, in Ireland, derive them- 
felves. The other fons of William were, Silvefter, Henry, and 
William ; the latter is the direct, anceftor to this family of Ge- 
rard. He was father of that William, who married Emme, eldeft 
daughter and coheir to Sir Richard Kingfley, of Kingfley, in 
Chefhire, Knt. and of Joan, his wife, daughter and coheir of 
Alex, de Stanton ; whole mother, Annabella, was daughter and 
heir of Randolph Silvefter, 18 Edvv. I. He left iflue two foris, 
William and John. 

William, the eldeft, married Matilda, daughter to Henry de 
Glafehoufe ; and died at Eton-Hall, 26 Edw. III. He left iflue 
two fons, William, and Thomas Gerard. From Thomas the 
Gerards of Crew, in Chefhire, defcended, that ended in an heir- 
efs, married to Edward Norris, of Speake, in Lancafhire, Efq; 

William, the elder brother, married the daughter and heirefs 
of Peter de Bryn, or Brynhill, in Lancafhire, and was fucceeded 
by his fon, Sir Peter Gerard de Bryn, who died 4 Rich. II. leav- 
ing three fons, Thomas, Peter, and John. The laft was married 
to Helen, only daughter and heirefs of Richard de Ince, from 
whom the late Earls of Macclesfield, and other great branches, 
were defcended ; and from a younger fon of the Gerards of Ince, 
was Sir William Gerard, Knt. defcended ; who was Recorder of 
Chefter, Mafter of the Requefts, and Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 
&c temp. Eliz. 

Thomas Gerard, of Bryn, the eldeft fon and heir of Sir Peter, 
before-mentioned, 17 Rich. II. being then a Knight, ferved in 
parliament for Lancafhire, and left iflue, 

Sir Thomas Gerard, Knt. who left iflue a fon of his own name, 
and another fon, John Gerard. The laft Sir Thomas Gerard, Knt. 
left iflue Sir Thomas Gerard, Knt. but he dying without iflue, 

Sir 



GERARD of Bryn. 33 

Sir Thomas Gerard, of Kingflcy, became his heir, who was 
greac grand Ton to Peter Gerard, of Kingflcy, before mentioned, 
who was living temp. Hen. IV. and marrying ifabel, daughter 
to Thomas Strangeways, Efq; had iffue John, who died 10 
Henry VI. father to Peter, who deceafed 4~Henry VII. father 
to Sir Thomas Gerard, lait named, aged fourteen years, anno 
18 Henry VU. 

Which Sir Thomas marrying Dowfe, daughter to Sir Tho- 
mas Afsheton, of Afsheton-Underline, in Lancafhire, Knt. had 
iffue by her, Peter, who married Margaret, daughter of Sir Wil- 
liam Stanley, of Hooton, Knt. and heir to her mother Marga- 
ret, daughter and heir to Sir John Bromley, of Bromley, in 
Staffordshire, Knt. but died btfore his father, A. D. 1492, 
Hen. VII. -The faid Peter left ifiue, Sir Thomas Gerard, and 
four daughters ; Joan, wife to Richard Done, of Utkington, in 
Cheshire ; Label, married to Richard Langton, (tiled Baron of 
Walton and Newton, in Lancafhire ; the third daughter mar- 
ried William Ratclifr, of Wimberfly; and the fourth, John 
Southworth, of Samlefbury, Efqrs. 

This Sir Thomas, by Margaret his wife, daughter of Sir Ed- 
mund TrafFord, of TrafFord, in Lancafhire, Knt. widow nrft to 

Longford, fecendly, to Sir John Port, of Etwal, in Der- 

byfhire, Knt. had iffue by her, Thomas, his fon and heir, and 
four daughters, Margaret, wife to Peter Legh, of Lyme, in 
Chefhire ; Catharine, wife to Thomas Hoghton, of Hoghton 

Tower ; Elizabeth, wife of Richard Bokh, of Bold ; and , 

wife to Richard Afsheton, of Middleton, in Lancaihire, Efqrs. 

Thomas, fon and heir of the la ft Sir Thomas, was Knight of 
the Shire~~Tor Lancashire, 8 and 9 Eliz. He married Jane, 
daughter of Sir Peter Legh, of Lyme, and was High Sheriff, 
1548. They left ifTue, Catharine, married to William Tar- 
bock, Efq; and Sir Thomas Gerard, Knt. who was High She- 
riff of Lancafhire, 1553, rn< ^ I 55% : ^ c marr i d Elizabeth, 
cldcft daughter of Sir John Port, of Etwal, in Derbyfhire, Knt. 
(and Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir to her mother's in- 
heritance, being daughter of Sir Thomas Gifford, of Chilling- 
ton, in Stafford fhire, Knt. and Dorothy his wife, daughter and 
coheir of Sir John Montgomery, Knt.) which Sir John Port 
was fon of John Port, Efq; and Jane his wife, daughter of John 
Fitzherbert, of Etwal, in Derbyfhire, Efq; and relicl: of John 
Pole, of Radburn, in the fame county, Efq; George, Earl of 
Huntingdon, married Dorothy, the fecond daughter ; and Sir 
Thomas Stanhope, (anceftor to the prefent Earl ^f Chefter- 
field,) Margaret, the third daughter, coheireffes to the faid Sir 
John Port. Sir Thomas Gerard left iffue three daughters, Mary, 
wife to John Jennifon, of Walworth, in Durham, Efq; Do- 

Vo l, I. D roiby. 



34 GERARD of Bryn. 

rothy, married to Edmund Peckham, Efq; fon of Sir George ; 
and Martha, married to Michael Jennifon, Efq; brother to 
John ; alfo two fons, Sir Thomas Gerard, Knt. and John Ge- 
rard. 

SirThorras Gerard, Knt. the eldeft fon, was created a Ba- 
ronet at the firft inftitution of that honour, anno 1611, 9 Jac, 
I. He married three wives ; 1. Cecily, daughter of Sir Walter 
Maney, of Staplehurft, in Kent, Knt. 2. Mary, daughter of 
James Hawes, of London, and widow of Sir Robert Lee, of 
London, Knt. and, 3. Mary, daughter of William Dormer, 

Efq j and widow of Browne, Efq; By the two laft he 

had no iffue ; but by the firft he had Sir Thomas, his fucceftbr, 
and a daughter Frances, married to Ralph Standi{h, v of Standifn^ 
in Lancashire, Efq; but died without iffue. 

Sir Thomas, fucceftbr to the title and eftate, married, in his 
father's life-time, Frances, daughter of Sir Richard Molineux, 
of Sefton, in Lancafhire, Bart, and had ifTue fix fons ; 1. Sir 
William. 2. Richard. 3. Gilbert. 4. Peter. 5. Thomas. 
And 6. John : The four laft died unmarried. Alfo a daughter 
Frances. 

Richard Gerard, the fecond fon of Sir Thomas, was born in 
October, 1613. This Gentleman, after having acquired im- 
mortal glory in the field, in feveral very obftinate and doubtful 
battles, in one of which he was fhot through the thigh, but 
recovered, at laft died on the 5th of September, 1686, at Ince. * 
He married two wives ; 1. Frances, daughter of Sir Ralph 
Hanfly, of Tickhill-caftle, in the county of York, Knt. by 
whom he had a fon, who died in his infancy. 2. Judith, daugh- 
ter to Sir Nicholas Steward, of Patefhall, in the county of 
Northampton,, Knt. by whom he had fix ions ; Thomas, and 
Richard, hereafter mentioned ; William, Nicholas, John, and 
Charles, which four laft all died unmarried before him ; and 
three daughters, Frances died Abbefs of Ghaunt in Flanders ; 
Anne, a Nun, at Liege, and Julima, died in her infancy. 

1. Thomas Gerard, of Ince, and Afpul, his eldeft fon, left 
five daughters and four fons ; (1. Richard, the eldeft ; 2. Wil- 
liam, deceafed without iffue; 3. Thomas, and, 4. Carryl.) 
2. Richard Gerard, who left iffue one fon, Richard, who was 
father of three children, William, Mary, and Elizabeth. 

Sir William Gerard, Bart, who fucceeded his father in title 
and eftate, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Cuthbert Clif- 
ton, of Lytham, Knt. Sir William had iffue four fons, Sir 
William, his fucceflbr ; Thomas ; Cuthbert ; and John Gerard, 
who married the heirefs of Ince, (the three laft died without 
iffue) and one daughter, Frances, wife to Francis Howard, of 
Corbv, in "Cumberland, Efq. 

Sir 



J 



GERARD of Bryn. 3^ 

Sir ' William .Gerard , Bart, the eldeft fon, married firft, Anne", 
daughter of Sir John Prcfton, Bart, by Jane his wife, daughter 
and coheir of Jhomas Morgan, of Wefton, in Warwickmire, 
Efq; and eldeft fitter of Sir Thomas Prefton, of the manor in 
^umeis, in Lancashire, Bart, (whofe eldeft daughter and co- 
heir Mary married William, Marquis of PowiT; and Anne, 
the fecond daughter, was wife to Hugh, Lord Clifford) and 
by her had iflue Sir William Gerard, Thomas, John, and Fran- 
cis, which three laft died without [flue; and fix daughters, 
Mary, Elizabeth, Anne, (who married Charles Waterton, of 
Walton in the county of York, Efq;) Bridget, Frances, and 
Winifred, who all died unmarried, except Anne. The fecond 
M* t0 Sl j:y; 1,iam Gerard, was Marv, fifhr of Sir Edward 
Moftyn, of 1 alacre, in Flintfhire, Bart, and widow of James 

c!' Ti.n 0l V n Che{hire > E % by her he had no iffue. 
, j*Y: llliam Gerard > Bart, his eldeft fon and fucceflbr, mar- 
ried Mary, fecond daughter of John Cansfield, of Cansfield, 
Efqj and Elizabeth his wife. Sir William had iffue, firft, three 
daughters, Anne, Mary and Elizabeth, who both died unmar- 
ried 5 and afterwards, three fons, Sir William, his fuccefTor ; 
John, and 1 homas, who died an infant. 

Sir William Gerard, Bart, who fucceeded his father in tide 
and eftate, married Elizabeth, fourth daughter of Thomas Clif- 
ton, of Lytham, in Lane afh ire, Efq; by whom he left iifiie three 
ions, and one daughter; Sir William, his fucceiTor; Thomas, 
iuccenor to his brother - Robert, and Marv. 

SirWiIham Gerard, the eldeft fon, was the next Baronet, 
but dying unmarried, he was fucceeded by his brother, 

Sir Thomas, the prefent Baronet, who married Mifs Tafho- 
rough. 

Arms. Argent, a Saltire, Gules. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Lion rampant, Ermine, crown'd, Or, 

Motto. LnDieu eft mon Efter mice. 

Seat. At Bryn, in Lancashire. 



6. Shelley, of Michelgrove, SuiTex. 

Created Baronet, May 22, j6ii. 

'pHIS family is undoubtedly of great antiquity, and came 

thoJhV u ^?:3?5* the Conquerors of which, 

though a younger branch, was Judge Shelley, who was fent by 
K;n g Henry V II. to Cardinal Wolfey, to demand the furren- 
*te 0* York-Plac ? near Weftminfter, (now Whitehall) be- 



Ion gins 



36 SHELLEY of MicKelgrove. 

longing to the Archbiihoprick of York, into the King's hands* 

After iome" altercation between the Judge and the Cardinal, the 

was obliged to fubmit ; but charged the Judge to requeft 

efty fl that he would call to his moft gracious remem- 

: i here was both a Heaven and a HelL 

ally alfo, was Sir Thomas Shelley, one of the firft 

gentlemen's /families of diftincl:ion that became a proteftant, 

- iz. as were alfo Richard Shelley* and Henry Shelley. 

descendant of the fame lineage, was Sir Richard Shelley, 

>rd Prior of St. John of Jerufalem : He was Dominus natus; 
therefore when in Spain, refined to be called Prior d'Inglaterra, 
and ftiled himfelf Turcopolier for the Englifh nation 5 and had 
his feat in the noufe of Peers. 

This family removed from Huntingdonihire near 500 years 
ago, and have ever fmce continued at Beckley, and Michelgrove, 
in SufTex. 

The firft mentioned in their pedigree, is John Shelley, who 
had two fens ; 1. John ; 2. Thomas Shelley, whofe daughter 
and heir, Alice* married Sir William Brampton, Knt. 

John Shelley, the eldeft fon, by Margaret his wife, daughter 
and heir of John Rolph, had three fons, who were all great men 
in their time, and all of them received the honour of knighthood. 
1. Sir John ; 2. Sir Thomas, who ferved as Knight of the Shire 
for Bucks, 21 Rich. II. 3. Sir William Shelley, who had two 
fons ; Richard, the eldeft, died without iftue ; Robert, the fe- 
cond fon 5 8 Henry V. married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir 
of John Pettit, by whom he left iffue two fons, John, and 
Thomas; which laft was of Hunfdon. But this line termina- 
ted in an heir female, Alice, married to Thomas Randall, Efq. 

John, the eldeft fon, was a Burgefs in Parliament for the town 
of Rye in SufTex, 5, 8, and 9 Hen. V. and 1 Hen. VI. He 
married Beatrix, daughter and heir to Sir John Hawkwood, Knt. 
by whom he had one fon, John, who married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter and heir to John Michelgrove, of Michelgrove, in SufTex, 
Efq; (by Mary his wife, daughter of William Sydney, of Penf- 
hurft, in Kent, Efq;) by whom he had three fons ; 1. Richard, 
of Patcham, in SufTex, who, by Mary, daughter of Sir Richard 
Urdefwick, Knt. was anceftor to the Shelieys of Patcham. 2. 
Sir William, v/ho continued the line. 3. Edward, who was of 
Warminghurft-Park, in SufTex, and father of Henry Shelley, 
of W^arrninghurft, Efq; who married Anne, daughter and heir 
to Richard Sackvile, of Buckhurft, Efq; and was anceftor to thofe 
of that place. He died Jan. 3, 1526. 

Sir William Shelley married Alice, eldeft daughter of Sir 
Henry Belknap, Knt. (and Margaret his wife, daughter of Sir 

Richard 



SHELLEY of Michelgrove. 37 

Richard Knowles, Knt.) fitter and coheir of Sir Edw. Belknap, 
Knt. by whom he had hTue, five ,fons ; l. John; 2. Sir 
Richard ; 3. Sir James, who were both Knights of Malta ; 
4. Edward, (lain at Mufcleburgh-Field, in Scotland; 5. Tho- 
mas, of Maple-Durham, who, by Mary, daughter of Sir Roger 
Copley, Knt. was father of Henry Shelley, of Maple-Durham, 
Efq; who married Mary, daughter and coheir of Sir John Lut- 
terell, Knt. and was anceftor to thofe of that place : Sir William 
had alfo three daughters, of which, Elizabeth, was wife of Sir 
Roger Copley, Knt. and Catharine, married to Henry Browne, 
Efq; fon of Sir Matthew Browne, of Beechworth-Caftle, in 
Surry, Knt. 

John Shelley, of Michelgrove, Efq; the eldeft fon, married 
Mary, daughter of Sir William Fitz-Williams, Knt. and Maud 
his wife, daughter of Sir Richard Sackvile, of Buckhurir, Knt. 
(who furviving him, married Sir Robert Guldeford, Knt.) by 
whom he had two fons, and fix daughters; 1. William, who 

married to his firft wife, Jane, daughter and heir of Lingen, 

of Sutton, in Herefordfhire, Efq; and, fecondly, Mary, daughter 

of Thomas Wriothefley, Earl of Southampton, relict of 

Lifter, Efq; fon and heir of Sir Martin Lifter, Knt. but left no 
iiTue. 2. John, of whom hereafter. He died 15 April, 39 
Eliz. Of the daughters, 1. Elizabeth, was married to Sir 
Thomas GifFord, Knt. 2. Eleanor, to Thomas Norton, Efq; 
fon and heir to Sir John Norton, of Norwood, in Kent, Knt. 
3. Margaret, to Edward Gage, Efq; 4. Mary, to Sir George 
Cotton, of Warblington, in Southampton, Knt. 5. Bridget, 
married to Sir Anthony Hungerford, of Downampney, in Wilts, 
Knt. And, 6. Anne, wife to Sir Richard Shirley, of Wifton, 
in SufTex, Knt. This John Shelley, Efq; the father of thefe 
children, died Dec. 16, 4 Edw, VI. 1550. 

John Shelley, Efq; fecond fon, heir to his brother, married 
Eleanor, daughter of Sir Thomas Lovell, of Eaft-Harling, in 
Norfolk, Knt. (fon of Sir Francis Lovell, of Barton, Knt. and 
Anne his wife, daughter of George Alhby, of , in Middle- 
sex, Efq;) by whom he had two fons, John, and Henry, who 
died unmarried ; alfo, one daughter, Elizabeth, married to Sir 
Thomas Timperleigh, of Suffolk, Knt. 

John Shelley, of Michelgrove, Efq; the eldeft fon and heir, 
was advanced to the degree of a Baronet, at the firft erection 
of that dignity, 9. James I. He married Jane, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Rerefby, of Thribergh, in Yorkfhire, Knt. by whom 
he had two fons ; Sir William,, who was knighted, and John 
Shelley, Efq; who married Mary, daughter and heir of George 
Bailey, Efq; and died without iiTue. 

D 3 Sir 






3,8 SHELLEY of IVJichelgrov 

Sir William Shelley, Knt. his elcleil (on, married Chrifliana, 
daughter of Sir James Vantelet, Knt,' and died 1635, in his la- 
ther's life-time, leaving only one ion, 

Sir Charles Shelley, Bart. fuc cello r to his grandfather, who, 
by Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin Weflon, of Walton upon 
Thames, in Surry, Efq; (and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of 
William Sheldon, of Honby, in LciceiTcrfhire, Efq; and relict 
of Chriftopher Viilers, Earl of Angkfea,) the fourth ion of Ri- 
chard Wefton, Earl of Portland, he had' four fons ; Benjamin, 
and Charles, who died young; Sir John, his fuccefTor ; and 
William, who died without iiTue ; alio two daughters, Eliza- 
beth, and Chriftiana, who both died unmarried. His fecond 
wife was Marv, daughter of Thomas Gifford, of Dunton-Wal- 
cot, in Eflex, Efq; and relict of George, Lord Abergavenny, 
by whom he had no ifiue ; he died about 1681, and was buried 
at Roan, in France, and his Lady, who furvived him, died 
1695. He was fucceeded in dignity and eftate by his eldeft fur- 
"Viving fon, 

Sir John Shelley, Bart, who married to his firft wife Bridget, 
only daughter of George, Lord Abergavenny, by whom he had 
only one daughter, Frances, married to Richard, Lord Vifcount 
Fitzwilliams, of Mount-Merion, in the kingdom of Ireland, by 
whom fhe had feveral children ; Sir John's fecond wife was 
Mary, daughter and coheir of Sir John Gage, of Firle, in Suf- 
fex, Bart, (coheir with the Lady Vifcountefs Fauconberg.) 
He died, April 25, 1703, leaving ifiue, by his fecond Lady, two 
fons ; Sir John, his fuccefTor ; and Richard, who married Mrs. 
Fleetwood., by whom he hath iiTue ; alfo three daughters, Mary, 
married to the late Sir John Lawfon, of Brough, m Yorkfhire, 
Bart. Elizabeth, to Edward Sheldon, of Wefl'on, in Warwick- 
shire, Efq; and Catharine, to Matthews, of Ireland, Efq; 

Sir John Shelley, the prefent Baronet, married firft, Catha- 
rine, daughter of Sir Thomas Scawen, Knt. Alderman of Lon- 
don, by whom he had iflue two daughters, Catharine, and 
Mary; this Lady dying Sept. 1726, he married the Hon. Mrs. 
Margaret Pelham, (by his fecond wife, the Lady Grace Holies, 
fourth and youngeff. daughter to Gilbert, Earl of Clare,) 
filler to his Grace, Thomas, the late Duke of Newcaftlc. T ms 
Lady died Nov. 13, 1768, leaving ifiue one fon, the Right Hon. 
Joh.i Shelley, Efq; Member in the laft and prefent Parliaments 
for Newark, in Nottinghamfhire, one of his Majefty's Molt 
Hon. Privy Council, Treafurer of his Majefty's Houfhold, 
Keeper of the Records in the Tower, and Clerk of the Pipe in 
the Exchequer ; and two daughters, 1. Henrietta, who, June 
26, 1756, was married to the Right Hon. George Onflow, Efq; 
Knight of the Shire in the lad and prefent Parliaments for the 

county 



BARRINGTON, of Barrington-Hall. 39 

county of Surry, a Privy Counfellor, a Commiffioner of the 
Treafury, Colonel of the fecorid battalion of the Surry militia, 
and High Steward of Kingfton ; and 2. Elizabeth, married to 
John Cannon, Efq; 

Arms. Sable, a Fefs ingrailed, between three Periwincles, 
(Whelks) Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, Or, and Sable, a Griffin's Head 
erafed, Argent, beaked and ducally gorged, Or. 

Seats. At Beckley, and Michelgrove, in SinTex. 



7. Bakrington, of Barrington-Hall, Eflex. 

Created Baronet, June 29, 1611. 

MR. Camden, in bis Britannia, fays, f Barrington-Hall 
1 (heretofore) the feat of that eminent family of the Bar- 

* ringtons, who, in the time of King Stephen, were greatly en- 

* riched with the eftate of the Lords Montfitchet ; and in the 

* memory of our fathers, a match with the daughter and co- 

* heir of Henry Pole, Lord Montacute, fon and heir to Mar- 
c garet, Countefs of Salifbury, rendered them more illuftrious, 

* by an alliance with the royal blood.' 

The firft we find mentioned in the pedigree, in Chauncy's 
Hertfordfhire, is, Sir Odynell Barrington, or Barentone, as the 
name was anciently written, defcended from Barrington, that 
ferved Queen Emme, wife of King Etheldred, father of Edward 
the Confeflbr ; he was Baron of Wegon, and incurred the com- 
mon fate of his country, becoming fubjefc to the Normans ; 
which may be the reafon that none of the name, either as chief 
Lords, or fub-tenants, in Eflex, are mentioned in Doomfday 
Book ; yet Selden finds Radulfus de Barentona to be fworn 
among others in the hundred of Trepeflau, in Cambridgefhire, 
to take the Conqueror's furvey ; and the town and parifh of 
Barrington, near Cambridge, is faid to take name from him. 

Mr. Le Neve, (late Norroy King at Arms,) fays, the Bar- 
ringtons are defcended from Barentone, a Saxon, who had the 
cuftody of the foreft of Hatfield-Regis, temp. Will. I. as may 
be gathered out of the old writings of the family; and that 
Euftachius de Barentona, (fon of Barentone the Saxon) was 
fervant to King Hen. I. and had granted him, by that King, 
lands, and the cuftody of the foreft, and that he died in the time 
of King Stephen. 

Humphry, his fon and heir, married Grifilde, fifler to Sir 
Ralph Marcy. Their fon, Humphrey de Barenton^ was under 

nD 4 ae 



40 HARRINGTON, of Barrington-Hall. 

aoe at his father's deceafe, and in ward to Kin? Hen. II. He 
lived in the reigns of -Hen. II. Rich. I. and King John, and 
was High Sheriff of Effex and Hertford (hi re, 9 Rich. I. (an 
office in thofe da) s of great authority, \ and, by his wife Amicia, 
the only daughte; of Sir William, third fon of Sir Jeffery de 
Mandevile, bar] of Effex, Founder of the Abbey of Walden, he 
had a fon, Sir Nicholas, who married, i. Mary, daughter of John 
Bovile ; and aifo, 2. Maud, daughter of Sir Ralph Mortoft, 
Km. He had no iiTue by the firft ; but by the latter a daugh- 
ter, Margaret, married to Sir James Urn freville, and feveral 
foes ; whereof Nicholas, the eldsii, fucceedcJ to the inheri- 
tance, was knighted, and living temp. Hen. ill. and Edw. I. 
and by Agnes, his wife, daughter and heir to Sir W hiiam Chet- 
v/ynd, was father of another Sir Nicholas, John, and Philip ; 
and four daughters, of which, Margaret, married Sir Martin, 
Suchemer, Knt. 

Sir Nicholas, living temp. Edw. II. and Edw. III. fon and 
heir of the laft Sir Nicholas, married Alice, daughter and heir 
of Sir Richard Belhoufe, Knt. From the faid Alice, proceeded 
four fons, Nicholas, Thomas, Roger, and Sir Philip, who 
married Marearet, daughter of Sir William Tev, of Eilex > 
Knt. and was father of Nicholas Banington, of 'Raleigh-park, 
in Effex, Efq; 

Sifter and heir to John, was Thomazine, living temp. Henry 
VI. who ..fir ft married William Lunsford, Efq; (from Lunsford, 
of Lunsford, in Suffer;;) fecondly, William Sidney, of Penfhurft, 
in Kent, Efq-, (from whom the Earls of> Lcicefter defcended ;) 
and thirdly, the married John Hopton, Efq; 

Nicholas Barenton, eldeft fon of the laft Sir Nicholas, and 
brother to Sir Philip, was living temp. Edw. II. and III. having 
to his wife Em me, daughter and coheir to Sir Robert Baard, 
Knt. He had four fons ; Sir John, Humphry, Thomas, and 
Philip ; and a daughter, Lettice, who died unmarried. The 
iaid Nicholas was fueceeded by 

. John, his eldeft fon ; which John was knighted, and married 
Margaret, daughter and heir to Sir John Blomvile, Knt. He 
rhad.twc fons, John, and Edward. John Barenton, the eldeft 
fon, was alioiiil.d Banington, and the firft that was juftly fa 
called.; he was living temp. Hen. IV. and V. and by his wife 
Alice, one of the daughters and heirs of Thomas Battle, younger 
fon of Sir John Battle, of Onger-paik, in EfTex, Knt. by Eli- 
zabeth his wife, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Ennefield, 
Knt/ had iiiue 1 nomas, Humphry, and Elizabeth, married to 
John S ul yard. 

Thomas, t.e eldeft fon, was High Sheriff" of EiTcx and Hert- 
ford, 30 fTnry VI. He married a fecond time to Anne, the 

fecond 



HARRINGTON, of Barrington-Hall. 41 

fecond daughter, and one of the heirs of Sir John Holbeach, 
Knt. and of his wife, the daughter and coheir of Sir John Roch- 
ford, of Lincolnfhire, Knt. He lies buried with his wife Anne, 
in Hatfield- church, Broad-oak: She dying the day after him, 
this diftich was made on them : 

He firji deceased ; Jhe fir a fizv hours try 4 
To live without bitn, md & n ot, and dycL 

Humphry Barringtcn, fon and heir to the laid Thomas, mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter of * Bretton, of EfTex, and had iiTue 

Nicholas, who took to wife, Anne, daughter of Thomas Darcy, 
of Tolfhunt-Darcy, in Eflex, and left two fore, Richard, and 
Sir Nicholas j which Richard was aged twenty years at his 
father's death, 27 Sept. 21 Henry VII. but died without iffue. 
The faid Nicholas had a wife, named Elizabeth, that furvived 
him, (but whether fhe, and not Anne, was the daughter of 
Thomas Darcy, is uncertain.) 

Sir Nicholas, fon to Nicholas aforefaid, died about the year 
152 1. Elizabeth, his wife, furvived him, who was daughter of 
Sir John Brocket, of Brocket-hall, in Hertford (hi re, and after- 
wards married William Boughton, of Lawford, in Warwick- 
shire, Efq; 

The faid John Barrington fucceeding to the inheritance^was 
in ward to Thomas Bonham ; and living 25 Henry VIII. he 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Bonham, fifter and heir 
of Sir Walter Bonham, by Catharine his wife, fifter and heir to 
the Lord Marney, Knight of the Garter : He had by her a fon, 
Thomas, whom he left under age. He was High Sheriff of the 
counties of Hertford and EiTex, 4 Eliz. and had two wives ; 
1. Alice, daughter of Henry Parker, Lord Morley, by whom 
he had only one daughter, Elizabeth ; and 2. Winifrid, younger! 
daughter and coheir of Henry Pole, Lord Montagu, and relict 
of Sir Thomas Haftings, Knt. Catharine, the elderl daughter 
and coheir of the faid Henry, Lord Montagu, v/as married to 
Francis, Earl of Huntingdon, eldeft brother to Sir Thomas 
Flattings ; which Henry was Ion to Sir Richard Pole, Knight 
of the Garter, by Margaret Plantagenet, his wife, Countefs 
of Salifbury, filler and fole heir to Edward, Earl of Warwick, 
and daughter to George, Duke of Clarence, younger brother 
to King Edw. VI. And of this illuftrious marriage defcended 
two fons ; Sir Francis Barrington, who was created Baronet ; 
and Henry, a Gentleman-penfioner, who died without iflue. 
As alio a daughter, Catharine, wife of William, fon and heir 
to Sir Ralph Bourchier, of Beningborough, in Yorkfhire, Knt. 

Francis, his fon and heir, ferved as Knight of the Shire for 
EfTex, in the Parliament held at Weltminfter, 43 Eliz. and on 

the 



42 BARRINGTON, of Barnngton-Halj. 

the apceffipn of- King James I. to the Englifh Crovyn, yras 
knighted at Theobalds, 7 May, A.'D. 1603 ; and,, by the Jam 
Prince, farther advanced to the degree of a Baronet, at the i;it 
inftitution of that dignity, A. D. 1.61 1. He married Joan 9 
daughter to Sir Henry Cromwell., alias WiHrams, of Hinching- 
brook, in Huntingdonfhire,. Knt. filler of Sir Oliver Crom- 
well, Knt. and had iffue four fons, and five daughters: 1. Sir 
Thomas. 2. Robert, of Hatfield-Broadoak, who married Do- 
rothy, daughter of Sir Thomas Eden, oj Sudbury, in Sufblk, 

nt. the widow of Barret, Efq; brother, of Sir Edward ; 

by whom he left pofterity, which ended in a daughter, Joan, 
married to Mr. Gyles, of the Six-clerks Office in Chancery. 
3. Francis Barrington, of London, who, by a daughter of Mr- 
Richard Doucet, had a fon, Francis. And 4. John, a Captain, 
who died in Germany. The daughters were, Elizabeth., mar- 
ried firft to Sir James Altham, of Marks-hall, in Effex, &mt, 
and afterwards to Sir William Malham, of High-Layer, in 
EfTex* Bart. 2. Mary, to Sir Gilbert Gerard, of Flapiberds,, 
on Harrow the Hill, Bart. 3. Winifrid, wife of Sir William, 
Meux, of Kingfton, in the Ifte of Wight, Int. 4. Ruth, wife 
of Sir George Lamplugh, of Cumberland, Knt. And 5. Joan, 
married to Sir Richard Everard, of Much-Waltham, in Effex, 
$art. Sir Francis, died 3 July, 4 Char. I. and was fiicceeded 
by his eldeft fon, Sir Thomas, who received the honour of 
knighthood in his father's life-time. 

Which Sir Thomas Barrington, Knt. and Bart, married firft, 
Frances, daughter and coheir to John Gobert, of Coyentry, 
Efq; by whom he had a daughter, Lucy, firft married to WiUiam 
Cheyney, of Chefham-Boys, in Bucks, Efq; and fecondly, to Sir 
Toby Tyrrel, of Thornton, in Bucks, Bart, and two fons ; Sir 
John, who fucceeded him, and Sir Gobert Barrington, of Tofts, 
in Little Badow, in Effex, Knt. who married firft, Lucy, daugh- 
ter of Sir Richard Wifeman, of TorrePs-Hall, in Effex, Knt. 
by whom he had fix fons ; Thomas, Francis, Richard, Robert, 
John, and Theophilus; the four laft died young; alfo fix 
daughters. Thomas, the eldeft fon, called Col. Barrington, 
died without iffue, whereupon the eftate went to his brother, 
Francis Barrington, of Tofts, Efq; He married the daughter of 
Mr. Samuel Shute, of London, who was Sheriff of the faid city, 
168 1, by whom he had no iflue, and left his eftate to his wife's 
brother, John Shute, Efq; who, by Act of Parliament, changed 
his name to Barrington, and was created Lord Barrington, of 
Newcaftle, in the county of Dublin, and Vifcount Barrington, 
of Ardglafs, in the county of Down, in Ireland, 7 Geo. I. and 
died Dec. 1734; being father of the prcfept Lord Vifcount 
Barrington. Sir Gobert, married to his feco&d Lady, Elizabeth, 

relia 



BARRINGTON of Barrington-Hall. 43 

felid: of Hugh Lawton, Efq; by whom he had no ifTue. He 
died about 1695; and fhe departed this life, 1702-3, aged 
eighty-four. 

Sir Thomas had to his fecond Lady, Judith, daughter to Sir 
Rowland Lytton, of Knebworth, in Hertfordfriire, Knt. and 
widow of Sir George Smith, of Annables, in the fame county* 
Knt. which Judith died, without ifiue, 1657, aged ftxty-fivc 
years j and Sir Thomas, 1644., and was fucceeded by his eldeft 
ion, 

Sir John Barrington, Knt. and Bart, who married Dorothy, 
daughter to Sir William Lytton, of Knebworth, in Hertford- 
shire, Knt. (fhe furvived him, and died Oct. 27, 1703,) bjy 
whom he had five fons ; 1. Thomas. 2. Francis, who died un- 
married. 3. John, who married Elizabeth, daughter to Edward 
Hawkins, of Bifhop-Stratford, Gent, and had ifTue, Sir John, 
his (on and heir, father of the prefent Baronet. 4. Francis, 
who died unmarried ; and 5. William, who married Sarah, 
daughter and heir of Richard Young, of London, Merchant? 
but died without iflue ; fhe furviving him, afterwards married 

Wynne, Efq; Alfo nine daughters, of which Winifrid, 

was wife to Richard Wifeman, Efq; fon to Sir Richard Wife- 
man, of Torell's-hall, in Eflex, Knt. and Lucy, wife to John 
Walter, of Chepftow, in Monmouthfhire, Efq; 

Thomas Barrington, Efq; eldeft fon of Sir John, married 
the Lady Anne, daughter and coheir to Robert Rich, Earl of 
Warwick, and had by her three fons ; Sir John, Sir Charles, 
and Richard, who died unmarried ; and two daughters ; Mary, 
who died unmarried, Oct. 1727, and Anne, wife to Mr. 
Charles Shales, Goldfmith to her late Majefty Queen Anne, and 
King George I. and II. She died Nov. 17, 1729, (and he, Oct. 
5, 1734,) leaving two fons, viz. Richard, and John (Shales) Bar- 
rington, of Hatrield-Broadoak, Efq; The faid Thomas dying 
in his father's life-ti ie, Jan. 1681, (his relict, afterwards mar- 
ried Sir Richard Francklyn, of Ryflip, in Middlefex, Bart.) 
whereupon, the dignity and eftate defcended to his eldeft fon, 

John, as heir to his grandfather ; which Sir John, dying 
unmarried, of the fmall-pox, 1691, was fucceeded by his 
brother, 

c^r Charles Barrington, Bart, who was feveral times elected in 
Parliament one of the Knights of the Shire for the county of 
EHjx, and was made by Queen Anne, Vice-Admiral of the 
iaid county. He died January 29, 17 14- 15. He married firft, 
Bridget, fole daughter to Sir John Mu 11 foil, of Broxburn, in 
Kertfordfliire, Bart, (by Judith, his wife, daughter to Sir 
Thomas Pelham, Bart, great-grandfather to Thomas, late 
Duke of Ncwcaftle,) and after her deceafe, Anna-Maria, daugh- 
ter 



44 BARRINGTON of Barrington-HalT. 

ter to William, Earl Fitz-William, of the kingdom of Ireland,, 
who was feated at Milton, near Peterborough ; fhe was only 
filler to John, the late Earl, and died July, 17 17, without ifiue. 
The title defcended to 

Sir John, fon and heir of John Harrington, Efq; third fon of 
Sir John Barrington, Bart, grandfather to the late Sir Charles.; 
whidh Sir John Barrington, Bart, married Sufan, daughter to 
George Draper,, of Hitchin, in Hertfordfhire, Gent, and left 
Hue three fons ; Sir. John, Charles, and Fitzwilliam, married,, 

1. the fole daughter and heir of Captain Thomas Mead, 

2. to Mifs Jane Hall, by whom he has five children now living, 
John, FitzwHliarrfs, Ann, Winifred, and Jane j and two 
daughters ; Sufan, married to Barrington Flacke, of Linton, m 
Cambridgeshire, Lfq; and Sarah. 

Sir John, dying Auguft, 1717, was fucceeded in dignity and 
eilate by his eldeft fon, 

Sir John Barrington, the prefent Baronet, who was a Member 
in the feventh Parliament of Great Britain for Newton, in the 
Ifle of Wight, for which place he was again chofen for the, 
ninth and every fucceeding Parliament. He married Mary, 
daughter of Patricius Roberts, Efq; (by Elizabeth, elded daugh- 
ter of John Weflon, of Ockham, in the county of Surry, Efq;,} 
by whom he had no iffue. His Lady died June 17, 1752. 

Arms. Argent, three Chevroneil-s, Gules, a Label of as many 
Points, Azure. 

Crest. On a Wreath, an Hermit's Buft, with a Cowl* 
veiled, Paly, Argent and Gules.. 

Motto. lTW durant ma Vie, 

o 

Seat. At Swaynfton, in the Ifle of Wight, Hampfhire. 



8, Musgrave, of Hartley- Caftie, WeftmorelancL 

Created Baronet, June 29, 161 1 

THIS family is of great antiquity and reputation, and came- 
into England with William the Conqueror : Their name 
implies fome ofEce or command, which they might have upon 
the marches, or mofies towards Scotland. Camden, in his Bri- 
tannia, fpeaking of the two villages called Mufgrave, in Weft- 
morel and, fays, 4 which gave name to the warlike family of the 
* Mu {graves/ 

The firft of that name that we find mentioned, is, Sir Adam 
de Mufgrave, Knt. temp. John, about the year 1204. Thor 
mas, his fon, who lived before 25 Hen. I'll, left ifTue^ Thomas* 

wh.fe 



MUSGRAVE of Hartley-Caftle. 45 

who was one of the Executors of Robert de Vipont, that pow- 
erful Baron, and was Sheriff of Weftmoreland, 44 Henry III. 
He died 49 Hen. III. leaving Thomas, his fon and heir, who 
was living 6 Edw. I. and 4 Edw. II. 

Thomas de Maigrave, his fon and heir, was returned to 
fervc in Parliament for the county of Weftmoreland, 14, 15, 
17, 18, and 20 Edward ill. Upon the invafion in the North, 
made by David Bruce, King of Scotland, he joined with the 
Barons in thofe parts, and was one of the Commanders in the. 
van of that army, which gave him battle near Durham, utterly 
routing his forces, and taking the King priibner. He was, for 
his fignal knowledge in national affairs, fummoned by Writ, 
amongft the Barons of this kingdom, from 24 to 47 Edw. 111. 
inclusive. He married three wives ; 1. Margaret, daughter and 
coheir of William Roos, of Yotton. 2. Mary, daughter of 
John Vaux, relict of Thomas Holland, Earl of Huntingdon. 
3. Ifabel, widow to Robert, fon of Robert, Lord Clifford, and 
daughter to Thomas, Lord Berkley, by whom he had a daugh- 
ter, married to Henry Wharton ; and two fons ; Thomas and 
William. He died, 1384. 

Thomas, his fon and heir, was a Knight, and returned to 
ferve in Parliament, as one of the Knights of the Shire for the 
county of York, 37 and 43 Edw. III. was Sheriff of Cumber- 
land, 16 Rich. II. and Knight of the Shire for Weftmoreland, 
1 Hen. IV. He died 10 Henry IV". 1409 : When Hartley- 
Caftle, with Mufgrave, the ancient inheritance, devolved on 
Sir Richard Mufgrave, Knt. his fon, who left iffue, Thomas 

Mufgrave, Efq; who married , daughter of the Lord Dacre, 

and died Jan. 3, 1447, 25 Hen. VI. leaving iffue S 4 ir Richard, 
who was married to Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Betham, 
Knt. He died the 9th of Nov. 1464, leaving iffue, Sir Thomas 
Mufgrave, Knt. who married Joan, daughter and coheir of Sir 
William de Stapleton, of Edenhall, in Cumberland, Knt. He 
died 9 Edw. IV. (His brothers were, John, who died unmarried, 
and Henry, who married Mary, the other daughter and coheir 
of Sir William de Stapleton, of Edenhall, Knt. His filters* 
were, Margaret, wife to Thomas Elderton ; Mary, of Thoma- 
lin Warcop ; Agnes, of Robert Warcop ; Eleanor, wife of 
Rowland Thornborough ; Elizabeth, of Thomas A Gart ; and 
Ifabel, of Thomas Middleton.) This Sir Thomas left iffue 
two daughters ; Margaret, married to John Sandford, and Ifa- 
bel, to John Crakehthorp, of Newbrig, Efqrs. alfo four fons ; 
Sir Richard, Sir John, Nicholas, and William ; from whom 
four branches of the Mufgraves were defcended, viz. thofe of 
Edenhall; of Mnfgrave-hall, or Fairbank 3 of Haytor. 3 and of 
Crookdakc, 

Sir 



ifi MUSGRAVEof Hartley-Caftle. 

Sir John Mufgrave, fecond fon,> was knighted at the battle of 
Kewark upon Trent, by King Henry VII, and was Sheriff of 
Cumberland, 7 Henry VII. He married twice; 1. Joane, 
daughter of John Grackenthorp ; and, 2. Margaret, filler to 
the Lord Dudley, and had pofterity by both wives. 

The third fon, Nicholas Mufgrave, was of Hayton-Caftle, 
who married Margaret, daughter and coheir of William Filiol. 
And, William Mufgrave, the fourth fon, was of Crookdake, 
in Cumberland : He married, firft, Felix, daughter and coheir 
of William Filiol, and fecondly, Margaret, daughter of Thorn- 
ton, and relict of Middleton, and was progenitor to the Muf- 
graves of that place. 

Sir Richard Mufgrave, eld eft fon and heir to Sir Thomas, 
took to wife Joane, daughter to Thomas, Lord Clifford, and 
had iflue three daughters ; Margaret, wife to John Heron, of 
Chipchafe ; Maryj to John Martindale, Efq; and Jane, who 
died unmarried. He had alfo as many fons \ Edward, Thomas, 
and John. 

Edward, the eldeft fon, in the life-time of his father, was 
written of. Caterlane, in Cumberland, and with John Craken,- 
thorp, 5 Hen. VIII. was Sheriff of Cumberland. 1 1 Hen. VIIL 
he was again in that poft alone ; as likewife 19 Hen. VIIL be- 
ing then, or before knighted. He married to his firft wife, Alice, 
daughter of Thomas Radcliff, Efqj his fecond wife was Joan, 
daughter and coheir of Sir Chriftopher Ward", of Gryndall, in 
Yprkihire, Knt. Standard-bearer to King Henry VIIL at the 
fi'ege 'of Bulloign. He had iflue by the laft wife, Elizabeth, 
married to John Latimer, Efq; Joan, and Magdalen ; and three 
fons ; 1. Sir William, Sbenff of Cumberland, 24 and 33 
Henry VIIL who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Curwen, of Workington, in Cumberland Knt. (and Agnes his 
wife, daughter of Sir Walter Strickland, of Sifay, Knt.) and 
was father of Sir Richard Mufgrave, Knt. which Sir Richard 
dying Sept. 10, 1555, 1 Philip and Mary, left ilfue, by Agnes 
Jb is \yife, daughter to Thomas Lord Wharton, a fon, Thomas, 
who died 3 March, 7 Eliz. 1565, getat. 13; and only one daugh- 
ter, Eleanor, married to Sir Robert Bowes, of Afkc, in York- 
shire, Knt. whereupon the chief heir male remaining was Si- 
mon, fecond fon of Sir Edward, hit mentioned. 

Which Simon was Sheriff of Cumberland, 11 Eliz. and the 
next year, for his courage and fidelity to the Crown of England, 
had the honour of Knighthood conferred on him at Carliile, by 
the Earl of Suffolk. He married Julian, daughter to William 
Eiieker, of Elleker, in Yorkshire, Efq; (and Agnes his wife, 
daughter of Sir Robert Afk, of Aughton, in Yorkshire, Knt.) and 
was father to X- Chriftopher, 2. Thomas^ who married Urfub, 

daughter 



M U S G R A V E of Hartley-Caftlc. 47 

daughter and coheir of Carnaby, Efq; and was anceftor to 

the.Mu&r'ives of Bewcaftle. 3. Sir Richard, of Norton-Conyers, 
in Yorkmirc, wno married Jane, daughter of John Dalfton, of 
Cumberland, Efq; and 4. John, married to Ifabel, daughter of 
Thomas Mufgrave, of Hayton-Caftle, in Cumberland, Efq-, and 
was anceiior to thofe of Caterlane. 

Chriftopher Mufgrave, Efq; fucceeded his father, and married 
Joan, daughter to Sir Henry Curwen, of Workington, in Cum- 
berland, Knt. (and Mary his wife, daughter of Sir Nicholas Fair- 
fax, of Giiling, Knt. and Joan his wife, daughter of Sir Guy 
Palmes, Knt. Serjeant at Law.) He died in the life-time of fys 
father, and left iffue only one fon, 

Sir Richard Mufgrave, who was fucceflbr to his grandfather : 
He was made Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King James 
I. and afterwards was advanced to the degree of a Baronet, in 
the ninth year of that King's reign. He died at Naples, 6 Nov. 
13 James I. leaving ifiue, by Frances his wife., daughter to Philip, 
Lord Wharton, 

Sir Philip Mufgrave, Bart, his fon and heir, aged then kven 
years. He married Julian, youngeft daughter to Sir Richard 
Hutton, of Goldfbrough, in Yorkiliire, Knt. One of the Judges of 
the Common -Pleas. He was returned one of the Knights of the 
Shire for the county of Weftmoreland, in the Parliament which 
met April 3, 1640, and again for the fame place, in that which 
met the November following. In April, 1642, difliking the vio- 
lent proceedings of that Parliament, he withdrew from the Houfe 
of" Commons, and returned to it no more till after the Reflora<- 
tion. Sir Philip was a great military genius, and diftinguifhed 
himfelf in feveral battles in the Civil Wars. In 1648, taking 
Carlifle from the rebels by fur/prize, he was appointed Governor 
thereof. He departed this life at his feat at Edenhall, Feb. 7, 
1677-8, aged feventy years, in great honour and efteem, for a 
wife, loyal, and brave man. His Lady died fomc years before 
him. 

He had by this Lady fix fons, Sir Richard, Philip, (who died 
at Charenton, in France,) Sir Chriftopher, William, Simon, 
(who was unfortunately drowned,) and Thomas, Dean of Car- 
lifle, and Prebendary of Durham, who married firft, Mary, daugh- 
ter of Sir Thomas Harrifon, of Allerthorp, in the county of York, 
Knt. (by Margaret, daughter qf the Lord Darcy, of Hornby- 
Caftle, in Yorkfhire, Knt.) by whom he had one daughter, Mar- 
garet : His fecond wife was Anne, daughter of Sir John Cradock, 
of Richmond, in the fame county, Knt. by whom he left no iffue. 
He died March 28, 1686, aged forty-feven. Sir Philip's only 
daughter, Frances, was married to Edwar<t Hutchinfon, of Wick- 
ha/n- Abbey, in Yorkfhire, Efq; 

Sir 



48 MUSGRAVEof Hardey-Caftle. 

Sir Richard Mufgrave, Bart, eldeft Ton and heir to Sir Philip, 
fucceeded him in title and eftate ; he married Margaret, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Harrifon, of Allerthorp, in Yorkfnire, Int. and 
left only one daughter, Mary, married to Thomas Davyfon, of 
Blackfton, in Durham, Efq; whereupon* 

Sir Chriftopher Mufgrave, Knt. .brother to Sir Richard, and 
third fon to Sir Philip, fucceeded in the dignity and eftate-. He. 
was twice married ; his firft Lady was Mary, daughter and co- 
heir of Sir Andrew Cogan, of Greenwich, Bart, by whom he had 
two fens and one daughter, viz. Philip Mufgrave, Efq; hereafter 
mentioned, Mary, and Chriftopher. This Lady died in child- 
bed, at Carlifle-Caftle, July? 1664, in the twenty-eighth year of 
her age. His fecend Lady was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John 
Francklyn, of Willefdon, in Middlefex, Knt. bv whom he had 
i\x for.s ; John; Richard, who died young 3 Jofeph, who fcrved 
as a Reprefentative in Parliament for Cockci mouth, 1713, and 
died unmarried, 1757; Simon, who died in the Eaft Indies ; 
Thomas, who died unmarried, 1756; and George, who died, 
1751, leaving two fons, Jofeph, of Kypier, in the county of Dur- 
ham, and George, one of the Reprefentatives in the prefenr Par- 
liament for the city of Carlifle. Sir Chriftopher had likewife fix 
daughters; Elizabeth, married to John WLyneve, of Brettenham, 
in Suffolk, Efq; Dorothy, married to James Hanley, of Brentford, 
in Middlefex, Efq; Mary, Frances, Ann, and Barbara, who all 
died unmarried. Sir Chriftopher reprefented the city of Carlifle 
in Parliament, in the reigns of King Charles II. King James II. 
King William III. and Queen Anne, and died at London, of an 
apoplexy, July 29, 1704. He was always fpoken of as a loyal 
Subject, an able Statefman, and a fingulaf Patriot. 

Philip, elded fon of Sir Chriftopher, was a Gentleman of great 
hopes, and had all the advantages of education, both at home and 
abroad. Pie married, Nov. 12, 1685, Mary, elded: daughter to 
George Lcgg, Lord Dartmouth, then Mailer-General of the 
Ordnance, and died July 2, 1689, much lamented by all who 
knew him. He left a fon and a daughter; Chriftopher, (after- 
wards Sir Chriftopher,) and Barbara, married to Thomas Howard, 
of Corby-Caftie, in Cumberland, Efq; 

Chriftopher Mufgrave, Efq; youngeft fon of Sir Chriftopher, 
by his firft Lady, was born at Carlifle, and bred to the Law ; and 
upon the death of his > l.ler brother, fucceeded him as Clerk of the 
Council : He ferved the city of Carlifle as their Reprefentative in 
Parliament, in the reign of Qu'eeh Anne, and was principal Offi- 
cer of the Ordnance. 

Sir Chriftopher Mufgrave, Bart, only fon and heir of Philip, 
on his 'randfather's death, fucceeded to the eftate and dignity. 
A.v foon as he had paiTbd through his education at Eton, and 

' Chrift- 



MUSGRAVE of Hartley-CafHe. 49 

church, Oxon, and was come of age, his uncle, Chriftopher, 
uy leave of the late Queen, reiigned to him the place of a Clerk 
of her Majefty's moit Hon. Privy Council, which his father 
had enjoyed. but few years. He ferved in Parliament for the 
city of Carlifle, in the laft Parliament of Queen Anne, and fot 
the county of Cumberland, 8 George I. and, by his Majefty 
King George I. was continued in his poft : He married, June 
21, 171 1, Julia, daughter to Sir John Chardin, Knt. by whom 
he left ifTue, four fons, Sir Philip, his fuceeflbr ; Chriftopher, 
D. D. now Vicar of Barking, in Eflex ; Plans, late i icut. Col. 
bf the 66th regiment of foot ; and Chardin, D. D. late Provoft 
of Oriel-college, Oxford, who married Mary, daughter of Bar- 
tholomew Tipping;, of Woolley-park, Berks, Efq; by whom he 
had an infant daughter ; and feven daughters, Mary, firft mar- 
ried to Hugh Lumley, of Ballymaloe* in the county of Cork, 
Ireland, Efq; fecondly, to Pigot, Efq; of the fame king- 
dom ; Julia, married to Edward Hafell, of Dalemaine, in Cum- 
berland, Efq; Barbara* firft married to John Hogg, of Cammo, 
in Scotland, Efq; and* fecondly, to the Hon. John Idle, late 
Chief Baron of his Majefty's Exchequer in Scotland ; Anne* 
married to Henry Aglionby, of Nunners, in Cumberland, Efqj 
Elizabeth, firft married to Edward Spragge, of Greenwich, Efq; 
and fince to John Johnfon, of the fame place, Efq; Charlotte, 
who died unmarried, 1760 ; and Dorothy, married to the Rev. 
William Wroughton, Rector of Welburn, Lincolnfhire. Sir 
Chriftppher died Jan. 3, 1736. 

Sir Philip, his eldeft fon, fucceeded him in his title and 
eftate, and is the prefent Baronet, who, after having received a 
liberal education at Eton, Oriel-college, in Oxford, and in 
foreign parts, was, in 1741, elected one of the Knights of the 
Shire for Weftmorland ; and* in 1742, married Jane, daughter 
of John Turton, Efq; of Orgreave, in Stafrbrdlhire, by whom 
he has two fons, John Chardin, born Jan. 15* 1757* and 
Chriftopher, born May 29, 1759 : His eldeft daughter, Jane, 
was married, 1761, to Jofeph Mufgrave, of Kypier, in the 
county of Durham, Efq; before mentioned, and died Nov. 29, 
1762, leaving a daughter, who did not long furvive her. His 
five remaining daughters are, Elizabeth, married, 1768, to 
Heneage Legge, of Idlicot, Warwickfhire, Efq; Charlotte, 
Dorothy, Henrietta, and Frances. In 1746, his uncle, Sir 
John Chardin* Bart, prefentcd him with Kempton-park, Mid- 
dlefex, where he has fince refided. 

Arms. Azure, fix Annulets, three, two, one, Or; allud- 
ing to the Arms of the Lords Vipont ; which were the fame in 
fubftance, both in charge and pofition alike, and pnly different; 
in tin&ure. 

Vol. L E Crest. 



50 C O P E, of Hanwell, Oxfordfhire. 

Crest. Out of a Wreath, two Arms counter!/ embowed, 
armed, and gauntled, proper, exhibiting an Annulet, Or. 

Motto. Sans changer. 

Seats. At Edenhall, in Cumberland, and Kernpton-park, 
Middlefex. 



9. Cope, of Hanwell, Oxfordfhire. 

Created Baronet, June 29, 161 1. 

HP HIS ancient family defcends from John Cope, Efq; a very 
** eminent perfon in the reigns of K. Rich. II. and Hen. IV. 
He was elected one of the Knights of the Shire for Northamp- 
ton, in all the Parliaments from the firft to the ninth year of 
K. Hen. IV. and dying 2 Hen. V. was fucceeded by John 
Cope, Efq; his fon and heir, who had ifFue, Alexander Cope, 
of Denfhanger, Efq; father to William Cope, Efq; who was 
in great efteem and favour with K. Hen. VII. He died April 
7, 15 13, in the fifth year of the reign of King Henry VIII. 
He married two wives, and had iffue by both of them. 

By his firft wife, he had itfue, Stephen Cope, Efq; Serjeant 
of the Poultry to the Houfhold of King Henry VIII. who mar- 
ried Anne, daughter and coheir of William Saunders, of Ox- 
fordfhire, from whom the family at Bedharnpton, in Hamp- 
fhire, descended, that extinguifhed in daughters. And by his 
fecond wife, Jane, daughter of John Spencer, of Hodnell, in 
Warwickfhire, Efq; fifter and heir of Thomas Spencer, of 
Hodnell, Efq; that died without ifl'ue, (and heir to her mother, 
Anne, fifter and coheir to Sir Richard Empfon, Knt.) he had 
three fons ; Anthony, hereafter mentioned ; William, who died 
unmarried, and John, who was knighted, and feated at Copes- 
Afhby, in Northamptonfhire, before called Canons-Afhby. 

Sir John Cope, Knt. married three wives ; 1. Bridget, daugh- 
ter of Edward Raleigh, of Farnborowgh, in Warwickfhire, Efq; 
2\ Margery, daughter of Mallory ; 3. Margaret, daugh- 
ter, and coheir of Sir Edmund Tame, Knt. By the two laft he 
had no ifFue ; but by the firft, three fons, and two daughters ; 
1. Erafmus, who married Mary, daughter of John Heneage, of 
Towfe, in Lincolnfliire, Efq; by whom he had one fon, Edward, 
and <Mtd. in the life- time of his father. 2. George, who mar- 
ried Dorothy, daughter and coheir of Thomas Spencer, of Ever- 
con, Northamptonfhire, Efq; (fhe furviving him, married fe- 
condly, Gabriel Pulteney, of Mifterton, in Leicefterfhire, Efq;) 
and 3. Anthony. The daughters were, Elizabeth, married to 
- . . John 



COPE, of Han well. 51 

John Dryden, Efq; and Joane, married to Stephen Boyle, of. 
Kentifh-Town, in Middlefcx, but died without ifTue. Sir John 
died in the fifth year of Queen Mary. 

Edward, grandfon of Sir John, having received the honour of 
knighthood, died in the eighteenth year of King James I. He 
married firft, Elizabeth, eldefr. daughter of Sir Chriitopher Yel- 
verton, of Eafton-Mauduit, in Northamptonshire, Knt. one of 
the Judges of the King's Bench ; and fecondly, Catharine, daugh- 
ter of Sir Edward Afton, of Tixhall, in Staffordmire, Knt. relict 
firft. of Stephen Slaney, of London, Efq; and fecondly, of Sir 
William Chetwynd, of Ingeftree, in StarTbrdihire, Knt. This 
laft Lady died in 1646. 

Anthony, eldeft fon and heir of William Cope, Efq; was bred 
in Oriel college, and having excellent parts, improved and cul- 
tivated by a learned education, was foon diflinguifhed among his 
neighbours, and efteemed by the mod learned men of that age, 
both at home and abroad. His appetite after knowledge was not 
confined to his own country only, but by travelling into France, 
Germany, Italy, and other parts of Europe, vifiting the univerfi- 
ties, he fought the acquaintance of the moil confiderable perfons 
abroad famed for learning, contracted an intimacy with many of 
them, and wrote feveral things whilft beyond the feas, as well as 
at home. He was Vice Chamberlain to Queen Catharine, wife 
of Henry VIII. and had the honour of being made one of the 
Knights of the Carpet, in 1 Edw. VI. was High Sheriff of Ox- 
fordshire and Berks, 2 Edw. VI. and was buried in the chancel 
of the church of Hanwell, four years after, anno 1551, leaving 
by Jane his wife, daughter of Matthew Crew, of Pynne, a ['on 
named Edward, heir to his eft-ate ; and a daughter, Anne, wife 
to Sir Kenelm Digby, of Stoke-Dry, in Rutlandfhire, Knt. 

Which Edward, marrying Elizabeth, daughter and heir of 
Walter Mohun, of Wollaiton, in Northamptonmire, Efq; (who 
furvived him, and afterwards married George Carleton, of Walton 
upon Thames, in Surry, Efq; fecond fon of John Carleton, of 
Baldwin-Brightwell, in Oxfordmire, Efq;) had iflue, befides 
daughters, two Tons, Anthony and Walter, who was of Ken- 
fingtcn, and knighted, and was Matter of the Court of Wards 
in the reign of King James I. and one of the Chamberlains of 
the Exchequer, by patent, dated 1 July, 6 James I. His daugh- 
ter and heir, Ifabel, married Henry Rich, Earl of Holland, (great 
grandfather to Edward, Earl of Warwick and Holland.) My 
Lord Clarendon, fpeaking of this Earl of Holland, fays, " He was 
a great favourite of the Duke of Buckingham's ; he firfl preferred 
him to a wife, the daughter and heir of Cope, by whom he had 
a good fortune ; and amongft other things, the manor and feat of 
Kenfmgton; of which he was fhortly after made Baron." 

E 2 Anthony 



52 C O PE, of Han well. 

Anthony Cope, Efq; (eldeft brother to this Sir Walter) fucceeded 
his father in the eftate at Hanwcll ; was High Sheriff of Ox ford- 
fhire in the twenty-fourth and thirty-third years of Queen Eliza- 
beth ; received from her the honour of knighthood ; and, in his 
own country, was one of the fuperior rank in all publick em- 
ployments, and (crved for the borough of Banbury in five feveral 
Parliaments during her reign. He had, by many worthy adts, 
acquired much reputation, and the efteem of all that knew him ; 
and no doubt, his character and intereft in the country induced 
King James to appoint him his firft High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, 
after his acceflion to the Crown. That Prince likewife knighted 
his eldeft fon, William, among; the firft he conferred that honour 
upon ; and when he erected the degree of Baronets, advanced 
this Sir Anthony to that dignity, (by letters patents, bearing date 
29 June, 161 1.) He kept an hofpitable houfe in the old Englifh 
way, and integrity and virtue (hone in all he did. Defiring re- 
tirement in the latter part of his life, he recommended to his 
countrymen his eldeft fon, Sir William Cope, for their Knight 
of the Shire in Parliament, and they manifefted their love, by 
chufing him in the three laft Parliaments of King James I. He 
died, full of honour, in the fixty-fixth year of his age, 1615, and 
was buried in the chancel of the church of Hanwell. 

This Sir Anthony Cope, Bart, by Frances his firft wife, daugh- 
ter of Sir Rowland Lytton, of Knebworth, in Hertfordfhire, Knt. 
(by Anne, his fecond wife, daughter of George Carleton, of 
Brightwell, in Oxfordfhire, Efq;) had three daughters ; Anne, 
married to Sir John Leigh, Knt. (anceftor to the prefent Lord 
Leigh, of Stonley;) Elizabeth, to Sir Richard Cecil, Knt. (from 
whom the prefent Earl of Exeter is defcended;) and Mary, to 
Henry Champernown, of Dartington, in Devonfhire, Efq; Alfo 
feven-fons; four of which lived to mens eftate;' Sir William, 
Anthony, Richard, and John. 

Anthony and Richard went into Ireland, and left families in 
that kingdom ; the former had three fons, Henry, Anthony, and 
John ; Richard, the fecond fon, who was of Wicklow, (and by 
Anne, his wife, lifter to Sir William Walter, of Wimbleton, in 
Surry, Knt.) had iiTue, amongft others, 1. Walter Cope, of 

Wicklow, Efq; (who married two wives, daughter of the 

Bifbop of Kilmore, and daughter of Henry, Lord Blany* 

Baron of Monaghan, and left iiTue, Walter Cope) Efq; his fon 
and heir.) 2. Richard, who manied Elizabeth, daughter of John 
Pate, of Leicefterfnire. 3. Anthony. 4. William Cope, of 
Icombe, in Gloucefterfhire, Efq; who married Lady Elizabeth, 
(laughter of Francis, Earl of Weftmorland, relidt of Sir John 
Cope, Bart, hereafter mentioned, and had iiTue two fons, Henry 
and William, and two daughters ; Elizabeth, married to Tho- 
mas 



COPE, of Hanwell. 53 

mas Whitney, Efq; fon and heir .of Sir Robert Whitney, of 
Herefordfhire, Knt. and Rachael, who died unmarried. 

Sir Anthony Cope, Bart, married to his fecond Lady, Anne, 
daughter of Sir William Pafton, of Pafton, in Norfolk, Knt. re- 
lic!:, firft of Sir George Chaworth, of Wiverton, in Nottingham- 
fhire, Knt. and afterwards of Sir Nicholas L'Eftrange, of Hun- 
ilanton, in Norfolk, Knt, 

Sir William Cope, Knt. and Bart, (eldeft fon and heir of Sir 
Anthony,) was elccled, in the firft Parliament called by King 
James I. a Burgefs for Banbury, and for the county of Oxon one 
of the Knights of the Shire in three other Parliaments, viz. 12, 
18, and 21 of that reign, and was High Sheriff of Oxfordfhire, 
17 Jac. I. He died the 2d day of Auguft, 1637, and was buried 
the 22d of the fame month, in the chancel of the church of Han- 
well. He left iflue two fons, Sir John, his fucceffor, and Jona- 
than ; and three daughters, Frances, who married Robert, fon 
and heir of Sir Robert Lee, of Billeflee, in Warwickmire, Knt. 
Mary, and Urfula, who died unmarried. 

Jonathan, fecond fon, married Anna, daughter of Sir Hatton 
Fermor, of Eafton, in Northamptonftiire, Knt. was feated at 
Rawton-Abbey, in Staffordfhire, and left iffue, Jonathan, his 
fon and heir, father to the late Sir Jonathan Cope, who was 
created a Baronet by her Majefty Queen Anne, of whom in its 
proper place. 

Sir John Cope, Bart, (eldeft fon of Sir William) married firft,. 
Mary, daughter of Sir John Walter, Knt. Lord Chief Baron of 
the Exchequer, who died, leaving him an only daughter, Anne : 
He afterwards married Lady Elizabeth, daughter to Francis, Earl 
of Weftmorland, and had iflue three fons; Sir Anthony, Wil- 
liam, who died young, and Sir John : Alfo two daughters ; 
Mary, who died an infant, and Elizabeth, married to Thomas 
Eftcourt, of Shipton-Eftcourt, in Gloucefterihire, Efq; Lady 
Elizabeth furviving her hufband, Sir John, afterwards married 
William Cope, of Icomb, in Gloucefterfliire, Efq; before men- 
tioned. 

Sir Anthony Cope, Bart, eldeft fon of Sir John, married Mary, 
daughter of Dutton, Lord Gerrard, of Gerrard's-Bromiey, in 
Staffordfhire, and had iflue a daughter, Mary, and three fons ; 
John, Anthony, and Henry, who all died young. 

This Sir Anthony was bred in Oriel College, Oxford, and ferved 
for Banbury, at the Reftoration of King Charles II. and the next 
year, in the firft Parliament called by that Prince, was chofen 
Knight of the Shire for the county of Oxford. In which Parlia- 
ment he fat till he died, anno 1675, when, for want of iffue male, 
the title and eftate devolved on his brother, 

E 3 Sir 



54 COP E, of Harwell. 

Sir John Cope, Bart, who, on the death of his brother, was 
chofen in his room, Knight of the S-.ue for the county of Ox- 
ford, and was likewife elected for the fame county in two other 
Parliaments, in the r Grilles II. and alfo in the firft 

year of King William and Quee?. ) :y, and in the tenth of 
William III. for Banbury, fje k to wife, Anne, daughter of 
Mr. Philip booth, by whom he had ifiiie a daughter, Elizabeth, 
who j and after her feven fens fucceflively, viz. I. 

\ 2, Anthony, who married Anne, daugh- 

:c"s, formerly ResStor of Pea* 

in I s ' ( aire, and Prebendary of Sarum, and filter 

to the late V^rHjarn Spinkes, E(q; by whom he has no iflue j 3. 

C 4. Gailen, who left iflue a fon ; 5. Daniel } 6. Albian ; 

1 7. i .iam, who died June 7, 1706. The three laft died 

i d. 
$ii John Cope, his eld-cft fon, was knighted by King William, 
at Kenfmgton, January 1695-6. In the fourth of Queen Anne, 
he ferved in Parliament for the borough of Plympton, and was 
elected in feveral Parliaments fince, in the reigns of Queen Anne, 
and King George I. for the borough of Ta,viftock, in Devon- 
fhire ; and in the firft Parliament called by his late Majefty, he 
was elected one of the Knights of the Shire for the county of 
Southampton, and was afterwards Member for Limington, in the 
fa id county. 

Sir John married, in 1696, Alice, daughter of Sir Humphry 
Monnoux, of Wotton, in Bedfordfhire, Bart, by whom he had 
iflue two fons, Monnoux, his fucceflbr, and John, who was Gen- 
tleman U flier to King George II. alfo a daughter, Anne, married 
to William Bethell, of Rife, in the county of York, Efq; by 
whom he had two fons, Hugh, and William. This Lady died 
in Feb. 1728, and Sir John, Dec. 8, 1 749. He was fucceeded 
by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Monnoux Cope, who was Member in feveral Parliaments 
for Banbury, in Oxfordfhire. He married Penelope, only daugh- 
ter of the Hon. Henry Mordaunt, Efq; Lieutenant-General of 
his Majefty 's forces, (next brother to Charles, late Earl of Peter- 
borough,) by iiis fecond wife Penelope, only child of William 
Tipping, of Ewelm, in the county of Oxford, Efq; by whom he 
bad two fons, William, who died young, and John Mordaunt, 
his fucceiFor. His Lady died Dec. 1737, and Sir Monnoux, 
June 24, 1763, aged fixty-feven, and was fucceeded by 

Sir John Mordaunt Cope, his only furviving fon, and the pre- 
fent Baronet, 

Arms. Argent, on a Chevron, Azure, between three Rofes, 
Qujes, dipt proper, as many Flcurs de Lis a Or. 

Crest, 



G R E S L E Y, of Drakelow. 55 

CrCst. On a Wreath, a Fleur de Lis, Or, a Dragon's Head 
ifluing from the top thereof, GuJes. 
Motto. Mquo adefle Anbno, 
Seat. Bramfell, near Hertford -Bridge, in Hampfhire. 



10. Gresley, of Drakelow, Derbyfhire. 

Created Baronet, June 29, 161 i. 

THE original of this family, (denominated from Grefeley, in 
Derbyfhire,) anciently written Grefele, Grefelei, Greflea, 
Grefly, &c. I find to be derived from Malahulcius, uncle to the 
famous Rollo, fometime Duke of Normandy, and progenitor to 
William the Conqueror. From which Malahulcius defcended 
Roger de Toeny, Standard-Bearer of Normandy, whofe younger 
fons, Robert, and Nigell, accompanied William the Conqueror 
into England; and the former, at the time of the general furvey, 
(14 Will. I.) poflefled near an hundred and fifty Lordfhips, 
whereof Stafford, being his refidence, he thence furnamed himfelf, 
and was anceftor to the noble race of the Staffords ; of whom 
Humphry was created Duke of Buckingham by King Henry VI. 
with precedency before all Dukes, both in England and France, 
the Blood-Royal excepted. 

From Robert, grandfon of Nigill, by a younger branch, def- 
cended the Grefleys that had fummons to Parliament among the 
Barons of the realm, whereof Thomas de Greflei, having fum- 
mons to Parliament from i till 4 Edward II. inclufive, died 
without ifTue ; and Joan, his fitter, became his heir, who married 
John, the fon of Roger Delawarr, and brought a fair inherit- 
ance to that noble family, from whom the prefent Lord Delawarr 
is defcended. 

William de Greflei, of Drachelawe, eldeft fon and heir to the 
aforefaid Robert, had ifTue Sir Geffery de Grefley, Lord of Mor- 
ton, who was returned, with Robert de Frechville, Knights cf 
the Shire for Derby, at the Parliament held at London, in 28 
Edw. I. and in the fame year and the following, returned for the 
fame county, with Ralph de Frechville, in the Parliaments held 
at Lincoln. This Sir Geffery married Margaret, daughter of 
Maud de Somerville, of Cofington, in Leicefterfhire, by whom 
he had William, his fon and heir, who was afterwards a Knight, 
and, by Elizabeth his wife, daughter of John Bakepuiz, Lord of 
Burton, left ifTue Geffery de Grefley, who, by Agnes his wife, 
was father to Peter, who had to wife Joan, daughter of Robert, 
Lord Stafford, of Eggington, in Derbyshire, and was fuooeeded in 

E 4 his 



5 6 G RES LEY, of Drakelow. 

his eftate by Geffery, his fon and heir, who married Marga ret, 
daughter of Sir John Gernon, of Lavington, and left iifue two 
fons, Sir John, and Sir Nicholas Grefley j the former was High 
Sheriff of Staffordihire, 4.6 Edw. III. and married Alice, daughter. 
of Sir Roger Swynerton, of Swynerton, Knt. but died without 
iliac male. 

Sir Nicholas, his brother and heir, was living in 3 Rich. II. 
and havino- married Thomazine, daughter and heir of Sir Tho- 
mas G.waftenefs, or Wafteneys, Knt. Lord of Colton, in Stafford- 
fhire, and the heir of that ancient family, a great addition was 
made to his eflate, which defcended to Thomas, his fon and heir ; 
though he had another fon, Roger, of Church-Grefley, who left 
a daughter and heir, Margaret, married to William Babthorp, of 
Ellton, in Leicefterfbire, Efqj 

Which Thomas de Grefley, his fon and heir, was returned one 
of the Knights for Dterbyfhire, in the Parliament held 2 Hen. IV. 
and before that time had received the honour of Knighthood. 
He was likewife elected for the faid Shire in the Parliaments 
held in 2, and 5 Henry V. ferved High Sheriff of Staffordshire 
in 1 Henry VI. and was returned among the Knights of the faid, 
county in 12 Henrv VI. He married Margaret, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Walfh, of Wanlip, in Leicefterfhire, Knt. and left ifi'ue 
John, his fon and heir. 

Which John married (in the life-time of his father) Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Clavell, (or Clarell,) of Yorkshire, Knt. 
by Matilda, daughter of Sir Nicholas Montgomery, Knt. and 
had by her a daughter, Catharine, married to Sir William de 
Peto, Knt. about the 4th of Henry VI, This Sir John Grefley, 
was elected one of the Knights for Staffordshire, in the Parliament 
held in 31 Henry VI. and one of the Knights for Derbymire, in 
39 Henry VI. and was fucceeded by a fon of his own name, 
John Grefley, who likewife ferved in Parliament in lj Edw. IV. 
for Derbyfhire, and afterwards received the honour of Knight- 
hood. He left illue, by Anne his wife, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Stanley, of Elford, in Staffordshire, Knt. three daughters ; the 
eldefr. married John Egerton, of Wrinehill ; the fecond to Tho- 
mas Darell, of 'Croteney, and the third to Simon Mountford, of 
Colem.il, fqrs. alfo a fon, Thomas, heir to his eflate, 

Which Thomas Grefley was likewife a Knight, and marrying 
Anne, daughter to Sir Thomas Ferrers, of Tamworth-caftle, in_ 
Warwickshire, Knt. had iifue five fons ; William, John, a Prieft, 
George, Robert, and James. 

Which William received the honour of Knighthood, the 14th 
of October, at Lifle. He married Benedict, daughter of Henry. 
Vernon, of Haddon, in Derby (hire, Efq; but died without iifue, 
(0 thai George, his brother, became heir to the eftate. 

Which 

1 



GRESLEY, of Drakelow. 57 

Which George Grefley was made Knight of the Bath at the 
Coronation of Queen Anne Bullen, 25 Hen. VIII. and having 
married firft, Margaret, daughter of John Mulfho, of Findon, 
in Northamptonftiire, Efq; and fecondly, Catharine, daughter of 
Edward, Lord Dudley, Knight of the Garter, had by the for- 
mer only one fon, William, who fucceeded to the eftate; and a 

daughter, Catharine, married to Edward Winter, of , in 

Leicefterftiire, Efq; and by the latter, two fons, Edward and 
Thomas, and a daughter, Elizabeth, married to Charles Somer- 
fet, Efq. 

William, the eldeft fon 3nd heir, was High Sheriff of Stafford- 
fhire, in 4 Eliz. and afterwards received from that Queen the 
honour of Knighthood. He had iffue, by Catharine his wife* 
daughter of Sir Edward Afton, of Tixall, in Staffordfliire, Knt. 
(anceftor to Lord Afton) three fons ; Thomas, his fucceffor in 
the eftate, Haftings, and Simon ; and four daughters, Jane, 
Mary, Elizabeth, and Grace -, which laft married Sir Thomas; 
Wolfeley, Knt. 

Which Thomas Grefley, Efq; refided at Drakelow, and like- 
wife pofTefTed the eftate in Staffordftiire ; of which county he was 
High Sheriff, in 25 Eliz. and in the thirty-third and forty-fifth of 
that Queen's reign, High Sheriff of Derbyfhire. He was knighted 
atWorkfop, in Nottinghamfhire (20th April, 1603) having met 
King James in his journey from Scotland to take poffeffion of the 
Englim Crown. He married firft, Catharine, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Walfingham, of Scadbury, in Kent, Knt. (and Dorothy, 
his wife, daughter of Sir John Guldeford, Knt. and Barbara his 
wife, daughter of Thomas Weft, Lord Delawarr) and had 
iffue, five fons and three daughters ; Henry, the eldeft fon, died 
1583, aetat. 4 ; and George, his brother, fucceeded to the eftate. 
3. John, who married Joane, daughter of Jafper More, of Larder, 
in Salop. 4. William; and, 5. Walfingham. The three daugh- 
ters of Sir Thomas, were, 1. Catharine, wife to Francis Dethick, 
of Newhall, Efq; me afterwards married Sir Bartholomew Hales, 
of Somerfield, Knt. and thirdly, Henry Gibbs, Efq. 2. Catha- 
rine, married to Sir Richard Harpur, of Swerkfton, in Derby- 
fhire, Knt. and 3. Dorothy, to Sir Alexander Barlow, of Barley- 
Moor, in Salop, Knt. This Sir Thomas Grefley, Knt. had a 
fecond wife, Mary, daughter of Sir Richard Southwell, of Wood- 
rifing, in Norfolk, Knt. relict of Henry, fon and heir of Sir Tho- 
mas Pafton, Knt. by whom he had no iffue. 

George Grefley, Efq; eldeft furviving fon, refiding at Drakelow, 
in Derbyfh! ?, (the ancient poffeflion of his anceftors, from the 
Conqueft) was advanced to the dignity of a Baronet, June 29, 
161 1. He ferved in Parliament 3 Car. I. for Newcaftle-under- 
linej in Staffordftiire, and having married Sufan, daughter to Sir 

Humphry 



58 



GRESLEY, of Drakelow 



Humphry Ferrers, of Tamwcrth-Caftlc, in Warwickfhire, Knt. 
had ifiue two daughters, Elizabeth, who died >:nmarried, and Do- 
rothy, married flril to Robert Mil ward, of Bradiey-Afh, Efq; and 
feccndly, to Edward Wilimot, D. D. alfo one fon, Thomas 

edey, Efq; who married Bridget, daughter to Sir Thomas Bur- 
net, of Bramcot, in Warwickfhire, and Formark, in Derbyfhire, 
Bart* and died in the life-time of his father, having had ten chil- 
dren. I.Jane; 2. Henrv ; 3. George, who died infants; 4. 
Sir Thomas, fuccefibr to his grandfather; 5. Frances, the wife 
of John Whitehall, of Pipe-Ridware, in StafYordfhire, Efq; 6. 
Bridget, married to Thorms Brome, of Fifherwick, in Stafford- 
fhire, Efq; 7. Geoige. who married Jane, daughter of Thomas 
Nelfon, of Northampton, and died without ifTue ; 8. Catharine, 
wedded to Richard Dyot, of the city of Litchfield, Efq; 9. Eli- 
zabeth, wife to Philip TrafFord, of Swithamly, in Staftbrdfhire ; 
10. Mary, married to John Harpur, Rector of Morley, in Der- 
byfhire, grandfon of Sir Richard Harpur, of Littleover, in Der- 
byfhire, Knt. 

Sir Thomas Grefley, Bart, who fucceeded his grandfather in 
the eftate and title, married Frances, daughter and coheir of Gil- 
bert Morewood, of London, and afterwards of Netherfeiie, in 
Leicefterfhire, Efq; and had ifTue three fons and eleven daughters : 
I. Frances, wife of William Inge, of Thorp-Conftantine, in 
Staffbrdfhire, Efq; 2. Bridget; 3. Elizabeth, who died infants; 
4. Dorothy, married to Thomas Ward ; 5. Mary, wedded to 
Daniel Walfon, of Burton, in Staffbrdfhire, Efq; 6. Grace, mar- 
ried to Robert Roby, of Donnington-Caftle, Leicefterfhire ; 7. 
Sir William, his fuccefibr; 8. Anne; 9. Catharine, who died 
infants; 10. Letitia ; 11. Thomas Grefley, of Netherfeiie, in 
Leicefterfhire, Efq; (who took to wife, Elizabeth, daughter of 
John Lee, of Ladyhole, in Derbyfhire, Gent, and heir to her 
brother, and had ifTue, Lee Grefley, William, John, and Eliza- 
beth ;) 12. Ifabel, who died unmarried; 13. Charles Grefley, of 
Dunftall, in SfafFordfhire, Efq; (who, by Anne his wife, daughter 
and coheir of John Bott, of Dunftall aforefaid, Gent, left only 
three daughters, his coheirs, viz. Elizabeth, Frances, and Anne ; 
Elizabeth married Thomas Bott, of Coventry, Gent, nephew to 
John, before mentioned) ; 14. Sarah, married to Paul Balladon, 
of Stapenhill, in Derbyfhire, Efq; 

Sir William Grefley, Bart, (fon and heir of Sir Thomas) mar- 
ried Barbara, daughter to John Walcot, of Walcct, in Salop, Efq; 
and relict of Richard Okeley, of Okeley, in the faid county, Efq; 
and had ifTue two fons, Sir Thomas, and William, (who died an 
infant,) alfo a daughter, Bridget, married to Adam Ottley, of 
Pichford, in Salop, Efq; and dying Oct. 17, 17 1 1, in the forty- 
eighth year of his age, was fucceeded in dignity and eftate by his 
nTy furviving fon> Sir 



G RES LEY, of Drakelow. 59 

Sir Thomas Grefley, who married, 17 19, firft, Dorothy, 
daughter and coheir of Sir William Bowyer, of Kniperfley, in 
the county of Stafford, Bart, by whom he had iflfue, {even fons, 
and three daughters, who all died young, except Sir Thomas, 
the late, and Sir Nigel, the prefent Baronet. This Lady dying 
July 31, 1736, Sir^Thomas married, Gertrude, daughter and 
coheir of John Grammer, Efq; of Pled wick, in Yorklhire, by 
whom he had two children, Jeffery and Gertrude. The latter 
died in her infancy. 

Sir Thomas Grefley fucceeded his father ia 1746, and mar- 
ried Wilmot, daughter of Mr. Hood, of Leicefter, by whom he 
had only one daughter, who, after her father's de*th, became 
pofTefTed of the Drakelow eftates. Sir Thomas died Dec. 23, 
1753, and was fucceeded by his brother, 

Sir Nigel Grefley, the prefent Baronet, who became pofTeflfed 
of the Kniperfley eftate, which was his mother's. He married, 
in the year 1753, Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Wynn, 
of Chefliire, by whom he has one fon, Nigel Bowyer, and 
(even daughters, Dorothy, who died an infant, Anne, Elizabeth, 
Frances, Louifa-Jane, Harriott, and Mary-Suianna. 

Arms. Vaire, Ermine and Gules. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Lion paflfant Ermine, armed, lan- 
gued and collared, Gules. 

Motto. Meliore Fide quam Fortuna. 

Seat. Kniperfley, in Staffordfhire. 



11. Molineux, of Teverfal, Nottinghamfhire. 

Created Baronet, June 29, 161 1. 

, \17 r HEN William the Conqueror entered this kingdom, 
1066, he was attended by many noble Normans, among 
whom was William des Molines, no lefs famous for his virtue, 
than for his noble extraction, as appears from the roll of Battle- 
Abbey, in which lift his name ftands the eighteenth in order ; 
and in the molt ancient written chronicles of the dutchy of 
Normandy remaining of record, it is to be feen, that this Wil- 
liam des Molines is let down and placed as a moft efpecial and 
chief man in nearnefs and Angular credit with William the Con- 
queror, at that time when he invaded and conquered England. 
To this William des Moulines or Molins, Roger dePoytiers, 
who was then pofFeiled of all that tract of land in Lancafhtre, be- 
tween the rivers of Ribble and Mercy, by the gift of William 
the Conqueror, gave, among other lands, by the confentof the 
Conqueror, the manors of Sephton, Thorneton, Kerdon or 
Kuerdon, ten carucates and an half of land, at the fervice of 

half 



60 MOLINEUX, of Teverfal. 

half a Knight's fee, whereof he made Sephton his chief kat, : 
wherein he was fucceeded by Vivian, his fon and heir. 

The faid Vivian de IVJolines, (or Molans) by his wife Siwarda, 
had ifliie, Adam, Dominus de Sefton, in Lancaihire, which 
Adam married Annota, fole daughter and heir of Benedict de 
Garnett, Lord of Speke, in Lancashire, and had iflue three fons ; 
Robert, Gilbert, and Henry ; and a daughter, Siwarda, who be- 
came the wife of Fitzannot. 

Robert, the eldeft fon, married Beatrice, daughter and heir of 
Robert de Villers, Lord of Little-Crofby, fon of Alan, fon of 
Pagan de Villers, who entered England with William the Con- 
queror, and was firft Lord of Crofby after the conqueft. 

He was fucceeded by his fon Richard, who married Edith, 
daughter of Aumary Pincerna, (/'. e. Butler) of Warrington ; 
he had iflue, Adam, and Robert ; of which Robert, proceeded 
Richard, father to another Robert, of Thorneton, progenitor to 
{hofe of Mellingwood. 

Roger, the yo.ungeft fon, had iflue, William, father to James, 
who, having married Margaret, the daughter and heir of Wil- 
liam de Aula, de Brentworth, left his eftate to his two daughters,. 
his coheirs ; Julian, married to Richard de Windfor, Lord of 
Stanwell, in Middlefex, from whom defcended the Earl of Ply- 
mouth a and Loi^d Windfor; and Agnes, to Sir Robert Mark- 
ham, Knt. 

Sir William de Molineus, of Sefton, Knt. eldeft fon of Adam % 
by Margaret his wife, daughter of Sir Alan de Thornton, Knt. 
had three fons, Sir Richard, William, and Simon. 

Sir Richard, by Emme, his wife, daughter of Done, had 

three fons, Sir William, Thomas, and Peter; a!fo a daughter* 
Joan, a Nun at Leicefter. 

Sir William Molyneux, the eldeft fon^ was dubbed Knight- 
Banneret, in Gafcoigny, by Edmond, furnamed Crookeback, 
Earl of Lancafter, fecond fon to Henry III. anno 14 Edw. I. 
He married I label, daughter of Scarifbrick, and had iflue a fon, 
Richard, and a daughter, Jane, married to Robert de Erneys. ' 

Sir Richard,, his. fon, aged feventeen at the death cf his 
father, married Agatha, daughter and heir of Sir Roger Uler-l 
ton, Knt. and had iflue, 1. Sir William; 2. Richard ; 3.. John ; 
4, Thomas, who was flain in battle, temp. Rich. It. he mar- 
ried the daughter and heir of Alexander de KennerdalL and left 
ifllie, a daughter and heir, married to Ofbaldefton, of Ofbal- 
defton. 5. Roger, of Raynhull, whole grand-daughter and heir- 
was married to Lancafter. 

Sir William de Molineux, the eldeft fon and heir, had two ; 
vives ; the rirft was Joan, the daughter and heir of Jordan Ellall y \ 
Forefter of Wvrefdale, by Alice his wife, one of th^ daughters 

and 



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MOLINEUX, of Teverfal. fir 

and coheirs of Thomas de Twenge. The fecond, was the Lady 
Margaret, widow and relicl ofSlr Robert Holland, of Enkefton, 
Knt. (brother to Sir Thomas Holland, Knight of the Garter) 
and daughter and heir of Sir Alan Heyton, of Bufhell, Knt. 
By the former he had feveral fons; i. Sir William ; 2. Sir 
Thomas, of Kuerdale ; 3. Sir John Molineux, of Crofby, who 
left three daughters, his heirs ; one married to Blundell, of 
Crofby ; another, to Robert Erneys ; and the other, to Char- 
nock, ofAfton. 4. Richard, Parfon of the church of Sefton* 
alio Robert, Peter, and Simon. 

William, the eldeft fon of the laft Sir William, was likewife 
a Knight, and a perfon of great courage and accompliihments ; 
he diftinguifhed himfelf at the battle of Navarre, in Spain, un- 
der Edward the Black Prince, and was there made a Knight 
Banneret, anno 1367. Under his command he ferved in all 
thofe wars, as he did in thofe of France ; and in his return 
homewards, died at Canterbury, 1372, and was there buried. 
He left an heir to his eftate, by Jane his wife, daughter and 
coheir to Sir Robert Holland, Knt. (by Margaret, daughter of 
Sir Alan Heyton, Knt.) viz. 

Sir Richard Molineux, Knt, who, 1 Henry IV. was found 
coufln and next heir of Thomas Chatterton, of Ellall^ viz. 
fon of Sir William Molineux, Knt. fon of William, fon of Joan, 
daughter of Alice, fitter of Laderina, mother to Alan, father 
of Alan, father of William, who was father to (the aforefaid) 
Thomas Chatterton. 

This Sir Richard was High Sheriff of the countv of Lanca- 
lhire, for life ; and, with Sir Robert de Urfewiil, ferved as 
Knights of that Shire in the Parliament held at Weftmintter, 
20 Rich. II. and had for their expences, for thirty-four days at- 
tendance, 13 1. 12s. He married Ellen, daughter of Sir Tho- 
mas Urfewick, Knt. The faid Ellen was afterwards married 
to Sir Thomas Savage, Knt. but by her firft hufband {he had 
two daughters, Agnes, wife of Thomas Clifton, Efq; and 
Anne, married to Richard Nevi!, of Leverfidge ; and three fons, 
I. Richard ; 2. Adam, LL.D. who was e"iec~ted Dean of Sa- 
lisbury, Oct. 24, 14.41, and fome time Clerk of the Council : 
He was confecrated Bifhop of Chichefter, 1445, and prefently 
after, had the keeping of the Privy-Seal committed to him, by 
Henry VI. He was murdered at Portfinouth, June 9, 1449, 
by mariners procured by Richard, Duke of York : And, 3. 
Robert, who was found heir to his brother Adam, by the hi- 
qulfit. pofl moitm. Which Robert married Margaret, daughter 
of Sir Baldwin L'Eftrange, Knt. and left only a. daughter, his 
ible heir, and wife of SirWilliamTroutbeck,Knt. whofe daugh- 
ter and heir, Ellen, was married to Gilbert Talbot, of Grafton, 

*% si 



62 M L I N E U X, of Teverfal. 

Sir Richard, Ton and heir of the laft Sir Richard, eminently 
diftinguifhed himfelf in the wars of France, at the battle of 
Agincourt, and received the honour of Knighthood in the reign 
of Henry V. He was in favour alfo with Henry VI. He was 
flain at Blore-heath, in Staffbrdmire, together with the Lord 
Audley, and divers others of no moan account, 38 Henry VI. 
1460. 

He had two wives, viz. 1. Joan, daughter and heir of Sir ( 
Gilbert Haydock, Knt. relief, of Sir Peter Leigh, of Lyme, in 
Chefhire, Knt. and by her had feveral fons f"i. Richard, an- 
ceftor to Lord Vifcount Molineux. 2. Thomas, of Haughton, 
in Nottinghamshire, whofe pofterity we are now to treat of. 
3. John, Rector of Sefton. 4. Henry. 5. Gilbert, who mar- 
ried the Lady of Cheneys, in Bucks. 6. Edward. 7. Robert. 
8. William. The daughters were, Catharine, wife of Sir Ro- , 
bert RatclifF, Knt. and afterwards, of John Stanhope, Efq; Eli- 
zabeth, married to Sir Richard Southworth, Knt. and Joan, to 
Robert Prefton, Efq. 

By a fecond wife, Helen, daughter of Radcliff, of the 

Tower, and relit of Sir William Harrington, he had two 
daughters, Anne, married to Richard Nevil, of Leverfedge,/ 
and Margaret, to Sir Peter Leigh, of Bradley, Knt. 

Sir Thomas Molineux, Knt. fecond fon of Sir Richard Mo- 
lineux, Knt. was one of the Privy Council to King Edw. IV. 
and behaving himfelf valiantly in the expedition into Scotland, v 
anno 1482, was made a Knight Banneret, by Richard, Duke of 
Gloucefter, at Berwick, and died 6 Hen. VII. He married 
two wives ; nrff, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Markham, 
of Cotham, in Nottinghamfhire, Knt. who bore him a fon, 
Robert, of whom hereafter, and a daughter, Elizabeth, firft 
married to John Becard, and fecondly to Stephen Hatfield, of 
Willcughby, Efq; fecondly, Catharine, daughter of John Cot- 
ton, of Ridware, in Staffordmhe, Efq; (by his fecond wife, a 
daughter of Nicholas Fitzherhcrt, of Norbury, in Staffbrdmire, 
Efq;) and relief of Thomas Poutrell, of Hailam, in Derby- 
fhire, Efq; by whom he had two fons, Sir Edmund, one of the 
Juftices of the Common-pleas, 4 Edw. VI. and Anthony, D. D. 
Rector of Sefton and Walton, in Lancafhire, and Tring, in 
Hertfordfhire, who departed this life, juftly and univerfally re- 
gretted, anno quinio Iiegin<? Maries ; ana two daughters, Ellen, 
married to John Bond, of Coventry, remarried to Laurence 
Ireland, of Lidiat ; and Margaret, to Sir Hugh Wiiloughby, 
of Rifley, in Derbyihire, Knt. 

Sir Edmund Molineux, Knight of the Bath, elded fon by ( 
the fecond venter, being firft called to the degree of Serjeant at 
Law, was made one of the J unices of the Common-pleas, 

4 Edw., 



MOLINEUX, of Teverfal. 63 

, 4 Edw. VI. and died the laft year of that reign. His Lady was 
' Jane, daughter of John Cheyney, of Chefham-Boys, in the 
county of Bucks, Efq; by whom he had feveral children; I. 
John. 2. Thomas, who married Jane, daughter of Sir Richard 
Molineux, of Sephton, Knt. 3. Edmund. 4. Anthony ; and 
5. Chriftopher : Alfo two daughters ; Margaret, wife to Francis 
Fletcher, Efq; (whofe fon, Francis, married Frances, daughter of 
Francis Molineux, Efq;) and Dorothy, wife to Robert Purflow. 
John Molineux, of Thorp, the eldeft fon, married Anne, 
I daughter of George Lafcells, of Gatford, in Nottinghamfhire, 
Efq; and had iflue Edmund Molineux, of Thorp, Efq; and Rut- 
land Molineux, of Woodcotes, Efq; who married Mary, daughter 
and heir of Cuthbert Bevercotes, of Bevercotes, in Nottingham- 

fhire, Efq; Edmund married fir ft, , the daughter of John 

Hearle, Efq; and had a daughter, Anne, who, it is prefumed,died 
unmarried : His fecond wife was Bridget, daughter and coheir of 
Robert Sapcotes, Efq; by whom he had Sir John Molineux, of 
Thorp, Knt. Edmund, and Richard. 

Robert, only fon of Sir Thomas, had, by Dorothy his wife, 
daughter of Thomas PoutrelI % of Weft-Hallam, in Derbyfhire, 
Efq; feveral fons ; Thomas, who died without iflue ; Richard, 
William, (who left a daughter and heir, Dorothy, married firft to 
George Cartwright, of Offington, in Nottirighamfhire, Efq; and 
fecondly to William Dabridgecourt,) Robert, and Edmund; and 
four daughters ; Anna, married to Veale ; Elizabeth, Catharine, 
and Mary. 

Richard, the eldeft furviving fon, married Margaret, daughter 
of Edmund BufTy, of Hather, in Lincolnfhire, Efq; and had iflue 
by her a fon and a daughter, Francis, and Mary, married to Da- 
niel Difney. 

Which Francis married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter and coheir 
J of Thomas Greenhalgh, fon of Roger Greenhalgh, of Teverfal, 
in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; He was High Sheriff of the county of 
Nottingham, 24EI1Z. and had iflue five fons, Thomas, Gervafe, 
John, Robert, and Richard ; and two daughters, Jane, married to 
Francis Linley, of Skegby, in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; and Frances, 
to Francis Fletcher, of Stockbald, Efq; 

Thomas, the eldeft fon, by his wife Alice, daughter and coheir 
of Thomas Cranmer, of Aflacton, in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; 
(great nephew to the famous Archbifhop Cranmer,) had iflue two 
fons, John, and Thomas ; and a daughter, married to Sir An- 
thony Thorold, of Marfton, in Lincolnfhire, Knt. the faid Alice 
had for her fecond hulband Sir John Thorold, of Cawnton, in 
Nottinghamfhire, Knt. This Thomas dying anno, 1597, was 
fucceeded in the eftate by John, his eldeft fon. 

Which 



64 MOLINEUX of Teverfai. 

Which John was Sheriff of Nottinghamfhire 7 and 9 Jac. 1, 
and was knighted by K. James I. at Whitehall, Nov. 10, 1608, 
and June 29, 161 1, was advanced to the degree of Baronet. 
He married two wives ; firft, Ifabel, daughter of John Markham, 
of Sedgbrook, in Lincolnshire, Efq; by whom he had Sir Francis; 
his fucceflbr, and Thomas, who died without iflue ; Mary, mar- 
ried to Michael Fawkes, of Farneley ; Elizabeth, to Gilbert Gre- 
gory, of Barnbidin, both in Yorkfhire, Efqrs. Anne* and Eliza- 
beth : Secondly, Anne, daughter of Sir James Harrington, of 
Ridlirigton, in Rutlandfhire, Knt. widow of Sir Thomas Fol-' 
Jamb, Knt. by whom he had a fon, Colonel Roger Molineux^ 
who married Jane, the eldefl daughter and coheir of Sir Robert 
Monfon, of Carleton, in Lincolnfhire, Knt. 

Sir Francis Molyneux, Bart, fon and heir of Sir John, married 
Theodofia, daughter of Sir Edward Heron, of Crefiy-hall, in 
Lincolnfhire, Knight of the Bath, by whom he had iflue, Sir John* 
his fucceflbr, and Francis, of Mansfield, in Nottinghamfhire, who 
married Grace, daughter of Conyers, Lord )arcy, of Hornby- 
caftle, Yorkfhire;, (relief of George Beft, of Middletoh, in York- 
iQiire, Efq; and afterwards of Mofes Janes, Efq; by whom he had 
iflue two fons ; Darcy Molineux, Efq; the eldeft took to wife 
Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Ballet, of Doncafter, in Yorkfhire; 
(arid left iflue two fons, William, and John.) Francis, fecond 
fon, married Mary, daughter of Charles Tancred, of Whixfley$ 
in Yorkfhire, Efq; (and had four daughters, of whom Dorothy 
married Lucius Henry, Lord Vifcount Falkland.) The daughters 
of Sir Francis were, Elizabeth, wife of Hugh Cartwright, of Hex- 
grave, in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; Theodofia, married to Edward 
Bunney, of Newland, in Yorkfhire, Efq; Anne, and Ifabel. Sir 
Francis died Oct. 12, 1764. 

Sir John Molineux, Bart." fuccefibr to his father, was born in 
1623, and marrying Lucy, daughter of Alexander Rigby, of 
Middleton, in Lancafhire, Efq; one of the Barons of the Exche-^ 
quer, and widow of Robert HefKeth, of RufFord, in the faid 
county, Efq; had iflue three fons, Sir Francis, John, who died 
unmarried, and Thomas, formerly a Turkey Merchant, but after- 
wards of Prefton, in Lancafhire, who married Mary* daughter of 
Gilbert Mundy, of Alleflree, in Derbyfhire, Efq; and dying May 
25, 1727, left iflue one fon, Rigby Molyneux, Efq; who married 
a daughter of Oliver Martin, of Lancafter, Efq; and one daughter* 
Mary, married firft. to John Bufhell, M. D. and fecondly, to 
Captain Griffiths. Sir John had likewife feveral daughters, of 
whom, Mary married the Hon. Richard Leek, Efq; father of the 
late Earl of Scarfdale 5 and Elizabeth, Edmund Jodrell, of Erdfleyj 
in Cheihire, Efq; 

Sir 



MOLINE U X, of Teverfal. 65 

Sir Francis Molineux,of Teverfal, fucceeded his father, anno 
1691; he fcrved in Parliament as one of" the Knights ot the 
Shire ior the county of Nottingham, in the reign of Queen 
Anne ; and having married Diana, daughter of John How, of 
Langar-caftlc, in Nottinghammire, Efq; and filter to the late 
Scroop, Lord Vifcount How, had iflue feven fons ; i. Johm 
3. Scroop. 4. Charles ; and 6. William, all deceafed. Fran- 
cis, fecond fon, was one of the Vcrdurers of Sherwood Foreft : 
He married Mary, daughter and coheir of - Brewer, near 
Briftol, Efq; and died at Winchefter, October, 1733, leaving 
only two daughters, Diana and Mary. Sir Francis had three 
daughters, Annabelia, who married John Plumptree, Efq; Lucy* 
married to Charles Croke Lille, of Moyle's-Court, Efq; and 
Diana. 

Sir Charles, his fifth, but eldeft furviving fon, fucceeded to 
the title. He ferved High Sheriff of the county of Notting- 
ham, and died unmarried, July 28, 1764, when the title and 
eftate defcended to his only furviving brother, 

Sir William, the prefent Baronet, who is one of the Verdu- 
rers of Sherwood Foreft. He married the only daughter and 
heir of William Challand, of Welhaw, inNottinghaminire,Efqj 
by whom he has had one fon* Francis, who was knighted, and 
made Gentleman Uftier of the Black Rod, in 1765* Sir Wil- 
liam has likewife two daughters, Anne, and Juliana, married ta 
Henry Howard, Efq; a near relation of his Grace the Duke of 
Norfolk. 

Arms. Azure, a crofs Moline, quarter-pierced, Or. 

Crest. Out of a Cap of Dignity, a Peacock's Tail, in her 
Pride, Proper. 

Seat. At Teverfal, in Nottinghammire. 



12. Savile, of Thornhill, Yorkshire* 

Created Baronet, June 29, 161 1. 

*1P HIS family is certainly of very great antiquity, and fome 
* have imagined them to be defcended from the family of 
Savelli, in Italy, accounted one of the moft ancient in the world* 
(Dr. Littleton, in his dictionary, on the ufage of changing the 
letter b into y 9 inftances, as from the Sabelli, of Rome, the Sa- 
viles in England) whereof fome were Confuls before and after 
our Saviour ; and Mr. Richardfon, in his preface to Sir John 
Savile's Reports of Law-Cafes, temp. Eliz. mentionsj the Duke 
Vol. I. F & 



66 S A V I L E, of Thornhill. 

<de Savilii to own, as his near relation, John, fecond fon of that 
Sir John, when he made him a vifit in Italy. 

That the name and family were very numerous in Yorkfhire, 
and came laft from the province of Anjou, in France, (on the 
frontiers whereof were two towns of this name) into England* 
feveral pedigrees teitify. 

i. Tne hrft we find mentioned, is Sir John Savile, of Savile- 
Hall, in Yorkfhire, who married the daughter of Sir Simon de 
Rockier, and had iiTue, 

2. John, who married the daughter of Sir Roger Aldwark. 

3. Henry, his fon, married the daughter and heir of John 
Golcar, Efq. 

4. Thomas, his fon, married the daughter and heir of Sir 
Richard Tankerfley, Knt. by whom he had, hrft, Sir John Sa- 
viie, Kn't. hereafter mentioned ; fecondly, Henry Savile, Efq; 
who married, about the year 1300, Ellen, daughter and heir of 
Thc-vias Copley, of 'Copley, in Yorkfhire, Efq; and was an- 
ccftor to the Savi-les, of Copley, of whom, in a lineal defcent, 
-was John Savile, Elq; created Baronet, July 24, 1 662, who, 
by Mary, daughter o- Clement Paiton, of Barningham, in Nor- 
folk, Efq; Izfc one daughter, his fole heir, viz. Elizabeth- 
Mary, married to the Lord Thomas Howard, father of the 
Duke of Norfolk. And from a younger fon of the faid Henry, 
/d-efcended Henry Savile, of Bradley, Efq; who, by Elizabeth, 
daughter of Robert Ramfdcn, Gent, was -father of three fons ; 
I. Sir John Savile, Baron of the Exchequer. 2. Sir Henry 
Savile. 3. Thomas. Sir John Savile, the eideft fon, 'born at 
Bradley-Hal], .in Stainland, in the parim of Halifax, 1545, be- 
came a Commoner of Brazen-nofe college, in 1561, or 'there- 
abouts. When Kins; James I. came to the Crown, he confer- 
red on him, juft before his Coronation, the honour of Knight- 
-bood, 23 July, 1603, being then one of the Judges that was 
to attend that folemnity. He died at London, Eeb. 2, l6c6, 
aged fixty-one. He married four wives : By his nrft wife, Jane, 
daughter of Richard Garth, of Morden, in Surry, Efq; he had 
one Ion, Sir Harry "S a vile, of Mettiley, in Yorkfhire, knighted 
at the Coronation of King James I. and by the fame King cre- 
ated a Baronet; hut his iflue male failing, that title became 
'extinct. Sir John, by this Lady, had al'fo two daughters; 
Elizabeth, married to Sir John Jackfon, of Hickleton, in York- 
fkirc, ; Knt. and Jane, to Sir Henry Gooderick, of Ribftan, in 
the fame county, Bart. Sir John married, fecondly, Elizabeth, 
daughter Of Thomas Wentworth, of Elmfhall, in Yorkfnire, 
Efq; relict of Richard Temped, of Bowling, Efq; by whom he 
had one fon, John, (heir to Sir Henry, his half brother) an- 
'ceftor to the Saviles, of Methley, (which ended in a daughter 

and 



SAVILE, of Thornhill. 6 7 

raid heir, married to the Hon. John Finch, Efq; brother to the 
Earl of Aylesford, who died Jan. 1739-40.) His third wife 
was Dorothy, .daughter of the Lord Wentwortb, of the South, 
relict of Sir William Widmerpool, and Sir Martin Forbifher, 
Knts. and his fourth, Margery, daughter of Ambrofe Peate, 
citizen of London, and relidt of Sir Jerom Wefton, Knt. By 
the two laft he had no iffue. 

The fecond fon of Henry Savile, of Bradley, Efq; aforefaid, 
was the learned Sir Henry Savile, who was knighted by King 
James I. September 22, 1601. He married Margaret, daugh- 
ter of George Dacres, of Cheihunt, in Hertfordshire, Efq; 
and had one fon, Henry, and a daughter, Elizabeth, married 
to Sir John Sedley, of Aylesford, in Kent, Bart. About the 
year 1604, his fon Henry dying, he beftowed great part of 
his eftate in publifhing books, particularly St. Chryibffom's 
works, in Greek, a noble edition of which he printed at Eton- 
College, 16 1 3, in 8 vol. folio, to which he added his own 
learned notes, in which he was aifi&ed by feveral learned men : 
The expence of this edition, including what he paid to fome 
learned men whom he employed abroad to obtain the bell copies 
of St, Chryfcfiorn, coft him above 8.000I. In 1619, he founded 
two Lectures j one in Geometry, and the other in Aftronomy, 
in theUniverfity of Oxford, with a liberal falary to the Profef- 
fors, named, in memory of him, Savilian Professors : He 
was admired by all the learned men of that age, who give him 
the highefr character. This worthy Knight and magazine of 
learning, .died at Eton-College^ Feb. 19, 162 ir2. 

Thomas Savile, the third and younger! fon, and younger 
brother to the before -mentioned two great men, was born at 
Over-Bradley, near Halifax, and died, during the Proctorfhip 
<->f the Univerilty of Oxford, at London, Jan. 12, 1592-3. 

But to return -to the elder branch. 

5. Sir John Savile, Knt. (fon and heir of Thomas, before - 
.Mentioned,) -who married the daughter and heir of Roch- 
dale, Efq; and had iffue, 

6. John, who, by the daughter of Sir Robert Latham, Knt. 
had iffue, 

7. Sir John, who took to wife, Jane, daughter of Matthew 
de Bofco, alias Wood, and had iffue, 

8. John, who married Margery,. daughter and coheir of Henry 
Rifhworth, whofe fon, 

9. Sir John Savile, Knt. was High Sheriff of Yorkshire, 
3 and 11 Rich. II. and was twice chofen Knight of the Shire 
tor the faid county, in the feventh and eighth of the fame King. 
.He married Label, daughter and heir to Thomas Eland, of E- 
Jaiad, in Yorkfhire, Efq; by wkom he had two ions, Sir John, 

F 2 and 



68 S A V I L E, of Thornhill. 

and Henry, of whom hereafter. Sir John* his eldeft fon, mar^ 
ried Ifabel, daughter of Robert RatclifTe, Efq; and had one fon, 
Sir John, who married Ifabei, daughter of Sir William Fitz- 
williams, Knt. and died without iilue, and his fifter Ifabel be- 
came his heir, who married Thomas D'Arcy, Efq; fecond fon to 
Lord D'Arcy ; but the line was continued by his uncle Henry, 
fecond fon of Sir John, by the daughter and heir of Thomas 
Eland, Efq; 

f o. Which Henry Savile, Efq; married Elizabeth, daughter 
and fole heir of Simon Thornhill, of Thornhiil, Efq; fon and 
heir of Sir Bryan Thornhill, Knt. a perfon of great note, temp. 
Edw. III. having ferved in feveral Parliaments as Knight of the 
Shire, and was deicended from Jordan de Thornhill. By this 
match, the faid Henry became polIeHed of the manor of Thorn- 
hill, and other great eftates, and Thornhiil became the York- 
shire feat of the family, though fince demolifhed by the civil 
wars. 

ii. Sir Thomas, his fon and heir, was one of the Gentry of 
the county of York returned by the CommifTioners, 12 Hen. VI. 
and was Knight of the Shire for York, 20 Hen. VI. He mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Pilkington, Knt. and 
had iiiue, 

12. Sir John Savile, who was twice High Sheriff for the 
county of York, 33 Hen. VI. and 1 Edw. IV. and Knight of 
the Shire for the fame county, 29 Hen. VI. He married Alice, 
daughter of Sir William Gafcoigne, of Gawthorp, in Yorkfhire, 
Knt. and had iilue three fons ; 1. Sir John, (whofe grandfon, 
Sir Henry Savile, was made Knight of the Bath at the Corona- 
tion of Anne of Bullen ; which Sir Henry married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Thomas Sothill, of Sothill, Efq; and had ilTue one 
fon, Edward, who married the daughter of Sir Richard Leigh, 
of St. Alban's Knt. and died without iilue, 1562 ; and a daugh- 
ter, Dorothy, wife to John Kay, of Woodfome, in Yorkfhire, 
Efq; Sir Henry, by Margaret Barkfton, had a natural fon, Sir 
Robert Savile, who married Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Huf- 
fey, of Honington, in Lincolnmire, Knt. relicl: of Matthew 
Thimelby,Efq; and was anceffor to the Saviles, Earls of Suflex ;) 
2. William, who died without iiiue ; and the third fon was, 

13. Thomas Savile, of Lupfct, Efq; who married Margaret, 
daughter of Thomas Balfortb, Efq; and had iilue, John, Tho- 
mas, of Grantham, and George Savile, of Wakefield. 

14. John, the eldeft fon, married Anne, daughter of William 
Wyatt, Efq; and had iiTue, 

15. Henry, of Lupfet, his only fon, who married Joan, 
daughter and heir of William Vernon, of Barrowby, in Lin- 
colnfhirc, Efq; relict of Sir Richard Bozom, Knt. was High 

Sheriff 



S A VILE, of Thornhill. 69 

Sheriff of Yorkshire, 9 Eliz, Receiver-General for that county, 
and one of the Hon. Council eftablifhed in the North ; and had 
iffue three fons; 1. Sir George. 2. Francis, who married 
Catharine, daughter and coheir of William, Lord Conyers. 
3. Cordell Savile, who married Mary, daughter and heir of 
William Welbcck, of Sutton, in Nottinghamlhire, Efq; And a 
daughter, Bridget, married to Henry Nevil, of Grove, in Not- 
tinghamfhire, hlq; 

16. Sir George Savile, Knt. eldefl fon and heir, was created 
a Baronet, 9 Jac. I. and High Sheriff of Yorkfliire, the eleventh 
of the faid reign. He married two wives ; hilt, Mary, daugh- 
ter of the Right Hon. George Talbot, the fixth Earl of Shrewf- 
bury : Seco'ndly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Ayfcough, 
of South-Kelfey, in Lincolnshire, Knt. widow of George Savile, 
or Wakefield, Efq; By his firft Lady, he had iffue one fon, Sir 
George Savile, Knt. who died before his father, in 161 8, and 
by his firff. wife, Sarah, daughter and coheir to John Rede, of 
Cotefbrook, in Northamptonshire, Efq; had no iffue ; but by 
Anne, his fecond wife, daughter of SirW.Wentworth, of Went- 
worth-Woodhoufe, in Yorkfhire, Bart, he left iffue, two fons^ 
Sir George Savile, Bart, who fucceeded his grandfather in the 
title and eftate, but died unmarried > and Sir William Savile, 
Bart, fucceffor to his brother. 

Which Sir William Saville, Bart, married Anne, daughter of 
Thomas, Lord Coventry, Lord Keeper of the Great beal ; a 
Lady remarkable for her zeal and attachment to the royal caufe, 
i.om the fupport of which no. difficulties or dangers, nor even 
the fears of death itfelf, could deter her. Her heroic and mar- 
tial lpirit was equalled only by the piety and goodnefs of her 
heart. 

Sir William died, Jan. 24, 1643; but by his aforefaid Lady 
had three fons, and three daughters ; 1. William, who died 
young ; 2. Sir George, his fucceffor ; 3. Henry Savile, Efq; a 
Gentleman of mining parts, and much in favour with King 
Charles II. to whom he was Vice Chamberlain : He was. Re- 
prefentative in Parliament for Newark, in Nottinghamlhire, 
in the reign of King Charles II. and died without iffue.. The 
daughters were, Anne, married to the Right Hon. Thomas, 
Earl of Plymouth ; Margaret^ and 

Sir George Savile, Bart, fucceffor to his father, w r as, in con- 
iideration of his father's loyalty to King Charles I. as alfo his 
own merit, created Baron Savile, of Eland, and Vifcount Hal-, 
lifax, and- afterwards, in 1682,. advanced to the titles of Earl, 
and Marquis of Hallifax, and, in the fame year, conuituted 
Lord Privy-feal. On King James's Accefiion to the Throne,. 
he lent for him, and appointed him Prehdent of the Council. 

F 3 Dying 



7 o SAVILE, of ThornhHl. 

Dying in 1695, he left behind him a great character for' his 
wifdom, integrity, and conduct, and many other excellent 
qualifications. The reign of King Charles II. and King 
James II. when the Councils often changed, proved the in- 
tegrity of the Courtiers, and very few but went in too much, 
either to the Prerogative of the Crown, or the Rights of the 
People \ yet this noble Lord de'rrieancd hinlfclf fo well, that 
he was looked upon by common fufrrage as a true Patriot, both 
to his King and Country. 

He married two wives; 1. Dorothy, daughter of Henry, 
Earl of Sunderland, by whom he had three fons ; 1. Henn% 
Lord Eland, who married Either, daughter and co-heir to 
Charles de la Tour, Marquis of Gouvernet, in France, and 
died in his father's life-time without ifiue. 2. William, the 
next Marquis of Halifax ; and 3. George, (lain at the fiege of 
Buda, 1688, unmarried ; alio one daughter, Anne, wife to 
John, Lord Vaughan. His fecond Lady was Gertrude, 
daughter of William Pierpoint, Efq; fecond fon of Robert, 
Earl of Kingfton, by whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth, 
married to Philip, Earl of Chefterfield. William, Marquis of 
Hallifax, his eldeft furviving fon, married two wives ; 1, Eli- 
zabeth, daughter and heir to Sir Samuel Gi'imfton, of Gor- 
hambury, in Heriford{hire, Bart, by whom he had one daugh- 
ter, Anne, who was firft wife to Lord Bruce ; his fecond 
wife was, Lady Mary, only daughter of Daniel, Earl of Not- 
tingham, by his firir wife, the Lady Eftex Rich, one of the 
daughters and coheirs of Robert, Earl of Warwick and Hol- 
land) by whom he left only two daughters, his coheirs, viz, 
1. Lady Dorothy, married to the Earl of Burlington ; 1. Lady 
Mary, married to the Earl of Thanet. His relict afterwards 
married John, Duke of Roxburgh, and had iiTue, the Marquis 
of Beaumont., who married ElFex, daughter of Sir Roger 
Moflyn, Bart. This William, Marquis of Hallifax, died 
Aug. 31, 1700 ; when, for want of iilue-inale, the Peerage 
became extinct. 

But Sir George Savile, the firft Baronet, (the fifteenth in 
defcent from Sir John Savile, of SaviiC-hali) by his fecond wife, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Avfcough, of South Kel- 
fey, in Lincolnfhirc, Knt. relict of George Savile, of Wake- 
field, Efqy had ifiue three fons ; i. Sir John ; 2. Richard, who 
died without ifiue ; and 3. Henry Savile, of Bowling, Efq; and 
iour daughters ; of which, Mary, married John Archer, of 
Grav's-lnn, Efq; Sir John Savile, of Lupiet, in Yorkshire, the 
eiereft ion, married two wives ; i. Elizabeth, daughter to John 
Armitagv, of Kirklees, Efq; by whom he had only a daughter, 
married to William Huillef, of Cleavfcland, Efq* ' His fecoiid, 



S AVILE, of Thornhill. 71 

wife was Anne, daughter of Sir John Soame, Knt. by whom 
he had two Tons, Sir John and Thomas, who died without 

iffue ; and alio two daughters ; Mary, wife of Jennifon, 

of Newcaftle, Efq; and Anne, of John Harris, of London, Efq; 
The line of Sir George Savile, Bart, from whence defcended 
the Marquis of Hallifax, being extincl, Sir John Savile, fen 
of Sir John Savile, of Lupiet, aforementioned, by Anne, 
daughter of Sir John Soame, Knt. and grand fon of Sir George, 
the firft Baronet, inherited the title of Baronet, in 1700, on 
the Marquis's death j but dying unmarried, 1 704, the title 
defcended to Sir George Savile, Bart, in the following manner. 

17. Henry Savile, of Bowling, in Yorklhire, Efq; third fon 
of the firft Sir George Savile, Bart, by his fecond wife, and 
brother to Sir John Savile, of Lupfet, before-mentioned, mar- 
ried Anne, daughter of Robert Crewfe, of London, mer- 
chant, by whom he had five fons, and three daughters ; George, 
John, Henry, Robert, and Edward ; all whom died without 
iffue, except John. Of the daughters, Elizabeth, married the 
Count Monfelto ; Anne, Sir Robert Forbes, of Scotland ; and 
Mary. 

18. John, only furviving fon of Henry Savile, of Bowling, 
Efq; was rector of Thornhill, in Yorkfhire ; he married firlt, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Tully, by whom he had no iffue - y 
and fecondly, Barbara, daughter of Thomas Jennifon, of New- 
caftle upon Tyne, Efq; (who died, June, 1734) by whom he 
had iffue, Sir George Savile, his fucceiTor, (furviving heir-' 
male to the nrft Sir George Savile, Knt. and Bart.) and two 
daughters, Anne, who married Sir Nicholas Cole, of Branf- 
peth, in Durham, Bart, deceafed ; and Gertrude. 

19. Sir George Savile, the next heir, reprefented the 
county of York, in the firft Parliament of King George II. 
being elected on Sir Thomas Went worth's being created Lord 
Malton. He married, 1722, Mary, daughter of John Pratt, 
of the city of Dublin, Efq; by Honoretta, his wife, (laughter 
of Sir John Brooke, of Ellinthorpe, in Yorkfhire, Bart, by 
whom he had iffue, one fon, George, the prefent Baronet ; 

and two daughters, Arabella, married to Hewett, Efq; and 

died, Sept. 1767 ; and Barbara, married to the prefent Earl of 
Scarborough. Sir George died, Sept. 16, 1743, and was fuc- 
ceeded by his only fon, 

20. Sir George Savile, (the twentieth in a lineal descent from 
Sir John Savile, of Savile-hall, Knt.) who is unmarried. He 
is Vice Prefident of the Society of Arts and Sciences ; alfo 
of the Weftminfter Infirmary, and Mac;dalen-houfe ; Colonel 
of the firft Battalion of Yorkfhire Weil-Riding Militia; 

4 Knight 



;j2 WODEHOUS E, of Kimberley. 

Knight of the Shire in the laft and prefent Parliaments far the 
county of York ; and Fellow of the Royal Society. 

Arms. Argent, on a Bend Sable, three Owls of the Field. 

Crest. On a Wreath, an Owl, as in the Arms, 

Motto. Be fail. 

SiiAT. At Rufford, in Nottinghamfhire, 



13. Wodehoitse, of Kimberley, Norfolk. 
Created Baronet, June 29, 161 1, 

'T^HERE have been feveral families of ancient extraction 
A of this furname, that have been denominated according to, 
the cuftom of former ages, from their poffeflions ; the pedi- 
grees of this family deduce them from Bertram, of Wodehoufe - 
Tower, in Yorkihire ; but hardly any accounts are to be de- 
pended on. Mr. Wotton, however, is of opinion, that they 
were furnamed Wodehoufe, from a tenement and lands now in 
\Vindham, called Wodehoufe, lying in Silfield, Norfolk. That 
they were Gentlemen of good rank in the time of King John,. 
Pcacham informs us, which appeared to him by many ancient 
grants and evidences of the family, which he had (ten, and 
from which the pedigree was collected ; but the following ac- 
count of this ancient family is the only one which ftands fup- 
porccd on fufBcient authority^ 

1. Sir Conftantine de Wodehoufe, who married Ifabel, daugh- 
ter and heir of Boretort, in the beginning of Hen, I. who waa 
fucceeded by his fon and heir, 

2. Sir George de Wodehoufe, who flouriflicd in the time of 
Hen. I. whom he accompanied into Normandy, and was at the 
burning of Baieux, and taking of Caen caftle. He married 
Winifrede, daughter and heir of Lacy, by whom he had, 

3. Sir Henry, his fon and heir, who married Beatrix, daugh- 
ter of the Lord Say, 

4. Sir Richard, his fon and heir, married an Aipajl* and 
lived in Kin^ John's time. 

. 5. Sir William Wodehoufe, his fon and heir, lived at Flit- 
cham, in Norfolk : He married Petronilla, daughter and heir 
oi Clervaux, anci died about 1267, 52 Hen, 111. 

6. Francis W'odehoufe, Efq; fon of Sir William, married the 
daughter and coheir of Sir John Peeche, and was fucceeded by, 

7. Sir Bertram de Wodehoufe, his fon ar.d heir, who married 
XI uriel, daughter and heir of Hamo> Lord Felton, by whom 
he had th:gc fons ; I. Sir William. 2. Robert de Wodehoufe. 

3- J<*a 



WODEHOUSE, of Kimberley. 73 

3, John de Wodehoufe, who was Lord Chancellor at the time 
f his death, in J339. 

S. Sir William de Wodehoufe, eldefl: Ton and heir, was a man 
of great valour, and, as fuch, was retained by the Black Prince, 
whom he attended into Spain, 4oEdw. III. In 1374, he was 
Sheriff of London, with Richard Lions ; he married the daugh- 
ter and heir of Humphry Luttrell. 

9. Sir Richard de Wodehoufe, fon of Sir William, was of 
Rydon, in Norfolk, who married Alice, daughter and coheir 
of Sir John Northwood, of Northwood-Barningham, in Nor- 
folk, Knt. and was fucceeded by his fon, 

10. Sir Thomas de Wodehoufe, who married Alice, fifter and 
heir of John Eilmond, or Emond, of Cranworth, fon of Roger 
Emond, of Cranworth, Efq; who married Maud, daughter and 
heir of Sir Baldwin Botourt, of Cranworth, Knt. 

11. Sir Edward de Wodehpufe, fon of Sir Thomas, married 
a daughter and coheir of Erpingham. I have not met with any 
account of his fons or daughters, befides, 

1 2. Sir John Wodehoufe, Knt. who was a younger fon, and 
in favour with Hen. IV. by whom he was knighted ; he mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter and fole heir of Sir Thomas Faftolf, 
of Kimberley, Knt. In 1404, he was ConftabJe of Rifing* 
Caftle, and had four fons ; 1. John, 2. Giles de Wodehoufe, 
living 1436. 3. Thomas, who died 145 1 ; and 4. Jerome de 
Wodehoufe. He married Anne, daughter and coheir of Ri- 
chard Inning, Efq. 

13. John Wodehoufe, Efq; eldeft fon and heir, in his father's 
life-time, was Gentleman of the Privy-chamber to K. Hen, IV. 
and in 1400, married Alice, daughter and heir of Furneaux. 
On the deceafe of Henry IV. his fon King Henry V. chofe him 
Efquire of his own body ; in 1414, he was admitted one of the 
Chamberlains of the Exchequer for life. In 1 41 5, he attended 
the King's perfon to the battle of Agincourt, in France, where 
he won great renown, by his valiant prowefs. For his gallant 
behaviour the King granted him an annuity of ten marks a year, 
out of his manor of Thetford, and made him Steward of all the 
dominion of the dutchy of Lancafter, in Norfolk, and Cam- 
bridgefhire, with a falary of 10 1. per annum ; and, as a perpe- 
tual augmentation of honour, afligned him the Creft of a Hand, 
iiTuing from the Clouds, holding a Club, and this Motto, 
Frappe forte. Strike Jircng, and the Savage, or wild man,. hold- 
ing a Club, which was the ancient creft of the family, was now 
omitted, and two of them placed as fupporters to the arms, 
which had a further augmentation of honour added in the fhield, 
viz. on the Chevron, Gutte de fang, as they are borne to this 
day, He ferved no lefs than four times in Parliament for the 

county 



74 ' WODE BOUSE, of Kimberley, 

county of Norfolk, viz. in 1409, u Henry IV. with Johri 
Winter, Efq; in 2 Henry V. with John Inglefthorp, Efq; in 
1414, with Sir Edmund Oldhall, with whom he ferved again 
in 1416: He continued in favour with the Princes he ferved, 
during his whole life, and died at Rydon, in 1430. 

14. Henry de Wodehoufe, Efq; was twenty-four years old at 
his father's death. King Henry V. was his godfather, by whom 
he was recommended to Henry VI. At his father's death he 
lived at Bocking-Afl), in Suffolk, and dying the next year 
without iffue, his eftate went to his brother John. 

15. John Wodehoufe, Efq; his brother, fucceeded him, who, 
when the Commiffioners were appointed, 12 Hen. VI. to fum- 
mon all perfons of beft note, and tender them an oath for tire 
keeping the peace, and obferving the King's laws, for them- 
felves and retainers, was returned as one of the principal Gen- 
tlemen of Norfolk ; and becaufe he would not take the honour 
of Knighthood, was fined aceordinglv ; he married Conftance, 
eldeft daughter and coheir of Thomas Gcddynge, of Ickling- 
ham, in Suffolk, Efq; relict, firft, of Henry Pooley, Efq; and 
after that, of John Aleyne, Efq; one of the Barons of the Ex- 
chequer, by whom he had one ion, Sir Edward, and a daugh- 
ter, Alice, married to William Clippefby, of Clippefby, in Eleg, 
in Norfolk, Efq; I find him fometimes called, John Wode- 
houfe, of London, Efq; where he alio had a houfe ; he died at 
Kimberley, in 1465. 

16. Sir Edward Wodehoufe, his fon and heir, was knighted 
at Grafton-Field, near Tewfkbury. I find him alive in 1473, 
but cannot fay exactly when he died. He married two wives, 
firft, the daughter of Sir John Tirrel, by whom he had no if- 
fue ; fecondly, Jane, daughter and heir of Edmund Swathyng, 
of Letton, Efq; by whom he had iffue, three fons ; 1. Sir Tho- 
mas ; 2. John; 3. Bertram Wodehoufe, a Prieft ; alfo one 
daughter, Eleanor, married firft to Edmund Haftings ; fecond- 
ly, to John Bozun, of Wimngfet, and thirdly, to Creffi- 

ner, Eiqrs. die died in 1487, 

17. Sir Thomas Wodehoufe, Knt. his fon and heir, was. 
v reated Knight of the Bath, at the marriage of Prince Arthur; 
eldell fon to Kfng Henry VIII. with the Infanta of Spain, and 
was lent Ambaffador into France, where he married a Lady of 
Pieardy, for his firft wife, but by her had no iffue : For his- 
fecond wife, he had Thomazine, daughter of Sir Roger Towne- 
lend, of Raynham, in Norfolk, Knt. by whom he had iffue three 
fons and two daughters ; 1. Sir Roger. 2. John, of Breccles, 
A'(]\ who married Anne, daughter of William Spelman, Efq; 

who furvivcd him, and afterwards married > Deihy, and 

tHtfd !<<;<*. *. Edward Wodehoufe, who embraced a religious 



. 



WODEHOUSE, of Kimberley; 75 

life. The daughters were, Catharine, married to Srr Thomas 
Lovell, of Berton-Bendiih, in Norfolk, Knt. and Elizabeth, to 
Thomas Wingfield, of Eafton, in Suffolk, Efq; Sir Thomas, 
died in 1487, and was fucceeded by his eldeft. fon, 

18. Sir Roger Wodehoufe, Knt. tvho-, by reafon of his fmall 
ftature, was called Little Sir Roger ; he was knighted by 
Edw. VL in 1548, and is often called Knight of the Carpet. 
He had two wives ; firft, Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Si* 
Robert RatclifF, Knt. and fecondly, Elizabeth, daughter of John 
Dfiify, of Befthofpe, in Norfolk, Efq* by the firft he had four 
fons and four daughters ; 1. Thomas. 2. Sir William, who was 
Vice Admiral of the Englifli fleet, being knighted for his valiant 
ats done in the battle of MufTelburgh, and after his return, be- 
came a man of much repute in his country ; in t and 2 Philip anc! 
Mary, he was elected Knight of the Shire, with Nicholas Le- 
ftrange ; and 4 and 5 Philip and Mary, with Sir Henry Beding- 
field ; he ferved alfo for the county, anno 1 Eliz. with Nicho- 
las Leftrans;e, aforefaid ; and again, in the fifth of that Queen, 
with Sir Edward Warner, Knt. 3. George ; and 4. John 
Wodehoufe, buried at Kimberley, March 18, 1579. The 
daughters were, 1. Amy, married to Ralph Shelton, Efq; 
fecond fon of Sir John. 2. Afine, who firft married Sir Tho^ 
mas Ragland, Knt. and fecondly, Chriftopher Coningfby, Efq^ 
who was killed at MufTelburgh- field, only fon of Sir William 
Coningfby, of Walington, in Norfolk, Knt. and grandfon to 
Sir Humphry Coningfby, Knt. Lord Chief Juftice. 3. Jane, 

married firft to Levens, and fecondly to W. Mafon ; and 

4. Elizabeth, married to William Moor, and was buried at 
Kimberley, 1563. By his fecond Lady (who furvived him) he 
had only one" daughter, Urfula, married to the eldeft (on of Sir 
Thomas Cotton, of , in Kent. Knt. Sir Roger was bu- 
ried in Kimberley church, Eeb. 10, 1560. 

19. Thomas Wodehoufe, Efq; eldeft fon of Sir Roger, in 
i Philip and Marj>-, was High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, 
which office he ferved again, in 5 Eliz. and in 4 and 5 Philip 
and Mary, and 1 Eliz. he was Burgefs in Parliament for the 
Borough of Yarmouth, in Norfolk. He married Margaret, 
daughter of Sir John Shelton, of Shelton, Knt. who furvived 
him, and was created Lady Wodehoufe, bv whom he had five 
fons and three daughters ; 1. Sir Roger, fuccclfor to his grand- 
father. 2. Henry, born Jan. 3, 1546 ; he was (as all his an- 
ceftors for many generations always were) JuiHce of the Peace, 
and twice Member for the county of Norfolk, viz. in 14 and 
3r Eliz. 3. Loy. 4. John; and 5, Thomas, who all died 
without ifllie. The daughters were, t. Anne, who married 
Richard Stocks, (or Stokes,) of JBonham, Archdeacon of Nor- 
folk. 



7 6 WODEHOUSE.of Kimberfey. 

folk. 2. Elizabeth, married to Thomas Jones, of Lynir, Efq^ 

and 3. Mary, who married Gough, Efq; a Gentleman o 

Ireland. 

20. Sir Roger Wodehoufe, Knt. eldeft Ton of Thomas, ferv- 
ed in Parliament for the Borough of Aldborough, in Suffolk,. 15 
Eliz. 1570, and was knighted by that Queen, at Sir Edward 
Clare's houfe, at Blickling, in Norfolk, Auguft, 1578. He 
ferved for Thetford in Parliament, 28 EUz. and married Mary,, 
daughter of John Corbet, of Sprowfton, in Norfolk, Efq; fifter 
to Sir Miles Corbet, Knt. who furvived him, and married George 
Kemp, of Tottenham, in Middiefex, Efq; who in has will 
dated 1606, calls her Mary, Lady Wodehoufe. Sir Roger died 
in 1588, and was buried at Kimberley,. the 4th of April. He 
had two fons ; Sir Philip, his fuccefTor, Matthew* and a daugh- 
ter, Catharine, that died young* 

21. Sir Philip Wodehoufe, Knt. ferved Queen Elizabeth both 
by fea and land, in Spain and Portugal, was at the conqueft of 
Cales, in Spain, and for his valour ihewn there, was knighted 
by Robert, Earl of Effex, and Charles, Earl of Nottingham, the 
Queen's Generals : On the Acceffion of James L to the Crown 
of England, he went with Thomas, his eldeft fon, to meet that 
King in his way from Scotland to London, and at Sir George 
Fermor's houfe, in Northamptonihire, his Majefty conferred the 
honour of Knighthood on Thomas, his fon, then but eighteen 
years of age; and on the firft erection of Baronets, Sir Philip, 
was advanced to that title, anno 161 1. In 28 Eliz. he was 
elected Burgefs in Parliament for Caftle-Rifmg, was at the camp, 
at Tilbury, was Deputy-Lieutenant for the county of Norfolk, 
and dying at Kimberley, was there buried, CXt. 30, 1623 : His. 
wife was Grizell, daughter of William Yelverton, of Rcugham* 
in Norfolk, Efq; widow of Hamon Leftrange, of Hunftanton, 
Efq; to whom he was married, at Kimberky, Dec. 22, 1582 * 
he died Aug. 4, 1635. By her be had fix fons and two daugh- 
ters ; 1. Sir Thomas. 2. P.oger Wodehoufe, Efq; buried at 
Kimberley, May 22, i34- 3- Philip.. 4. John. 5. John,. 
6. Miles, who all died young. The daughters were, Elizabeth,, 
married to Humphry Guybon, of Lynn, Efq; and Margaret, 
that died young. 

22. Sir Thomas Wodehoufe, Knt. and Bart, was knighted 
hy King James, as aforeCaid, and was Gentleman to Prince 
Henry, was twice Member of Parliament for Thetford, in King 
Charles the Ift's time, viz. in 1639, and 1640 : He married 
Blanch, daughter of John, Baron of Hunfdon, lifter to Henry,.. 
Lord Hunfdon, Vifcount Rochford, and Earl of Dover, by 
whom he had ifTue two fons, Sir Philip, his fuccefibr, and John v 
>vho died young; and five daughters; 1. Mercy, who died 

young 



W O D E H O U S E, of Kimberley. 77 

youttg. i'. Mary, married to Sir Mumphry Monnoux, of Wot- 
ion, id Bedfordftiire, Bart. 3. Anne, married to Robert Suck- 
ling, of Wouon, in Norfolk, Efq; 4. Jane, wife to Sir Hugh 
Windham, Knt. Serjeant at Law ; and 5. Elizabeth, married 
to Sir Dewner Strutt, of Litrie-Warlcy, in EiTex, Bart. She died 
Nov. 6, 165 1. S*.r Thomas died in 1658. 

23. Sir Philip Wodehoufe, Bart, was one of the BurgefTes 
for Thetford, in that Parliament that reilored King Charles II. 
anno 1660: He was baptized at Kimberley, July 24, 1608, 
and was a man of good learning, ready wit, and exceeding fkil- 
ful in mufic. He married Lucy, daughter of Sir Thomas Cot- 
ton, of Connington, in Huntingdonfhire, Bart, (by Margaret, 
his firft wife, daughter of the Lord William Howard, of 
Naworth-caftle, in Cumberland, third fon of Thomas, Duke of 
Norfolk,) and died at Kimberley, and was buried there, May 6, 
*68i. He had kTue by his Lady, three fons and two daugh- 
ters ; 1. Sir Thomas ; 2. Edmond, of Eaft-Lexham, in Nor- 
folk, who married, firft, Mercy, daughter of Sir Philip Parker, 
of Arwarton, in Suffolk, Knt. relicl: of William Guybbon, oi 
Thursford, Efq; by whom he had two fons ; Philip, buried at 
Kimberley, Aug. 8, 1703; and John, who died without iflue, 
and was buried at Lexharn : Alfo two daughters ; Lucy, mar- 
ried to Lewis Monnoux, of Sandv, in Bedfordfhire, Efq; and 
Mercy, that died without iflue. The faid Edmond married to 
his fecond wife, Anne, daughter of John Anguifh, of Great- 
Melton, Efq; by whom he had no iflue : He died Sept. 5, 1727, 
aged eighty-eight, and was buried at Kimberley j 3. John 
Wodehoufe, of Feltwell, Efq; who married Anne, daughter 
Sir Denner Strutt, of Little-Warley, Bart, relief of William 
Samwell, of Wotton, in Norfolk, Efq; and died in 1718, and 
his wife in 1720, by whom he had one daughter, Elizabeth. 
The two daughters of Sir Philip were, Blanch, married to 
Sir Jacob Aftley, of Ivlelton-Conftable, in Norfolk, Bart, and 
Margaret, the wife of Thomas Savage, of Elmley-Caftle, in 
Worcefterfhire, Efq. 

. . . Sir Thomas Wodehoufe was knighted by K. Charles II. 
: \<v. 2, 1666, and died of the fnjall-pox, at Kimberley, 167 1. 
He married Aane, daughter and coheir of Sir William Arm::;; 
of Ofgodby, in Lincolnfhire, .Bart, who furvived him, anci re- 
married Thomas, Lord Crew, of Stene, by whom (he bad four 
daughters ; Jemima, married to Henry de Grey, Duke of Kerrt ; 
Armyn, toThoma-3 Cartwright,of Avnho, in Northamptonfh):.:, 
Efq; Cathariae, to Sir John Harpur, of Calic?, in Derbyihir:, 
Bait, and Elizabeth, to Charles Earl of Arran, and Lord But- 
ler, of Wefton, brother of James, Duke of Qhnorid. After 
Lord Crew's death, fhe married, a third time, to Arthur 

'Herbv 



^8 WODEHOU.SE, of Kimberlej-. 

(Herbert) Ear] of Tcrrington. Sir Thomas, by Anne afore- 
Jiiid, had only one fon, Sir John -, and a daughter, Anne, mar- 
ried to Sir Nicholas Leitrange, of Hunftantoh, in Norfolk, 
Bart. 

25. Sir John Wodehoufej only fon and heir of Sir Thomas* 
who fucceeded his grandfather in title and eftate, was born at 
Kimbci.ley 4 March 23., 1669. J-n 1695, he was elected Bur- 
gefs in Parliament for the borough of Tbetford, in Norfolk, 
of which place he w'as afterwards Recorder. He ferved again 
for the borough of T bet ford, in 1701, and 1705 ; and in the 
ath 4>f Queen Anne, was elected Knight of the Shire with Sir 
Jacob Atftley, Ba-rt. for the county of Norfolk. He married, 
iirft, Elizabeth, filter of John, Lord Bingley, by whom he had 
no iue. His fecond Lady was Mary, only daughter of Wil- 
liam, Lord Lemnfter, (.by his fecond wife, Catharine, daughter 
to John, Lord P ; &ulet, and half-firfter to John, Earl Paulet) 
and half-fiiler to the prefent Earl of Pomfret ; {lie left iiTue 
three fons and one daughter. William Wodehcufe, Efq; the 
eldest -fon, married Frances, daughter .of Allan, Lord Bathurfr, 
and was .ekefed one of the Members for the county of Nor- 
folk, but died of the -fmall-.poj:, .at London, 1733, without if-- 
.fue. His widow was re-married to James Whitflied, of Ire- 
land, E.fq. Armine W-odehoufe, Efq.; fecond fon, of whom 
iberea-fter. Thomas, the third fon, died unmarried. Sophia, 
Sir John's only daughter, married Sir Charles Mordaunt, of 
MaifmghaiTi, in -Norfolk, ,.and Walton, in Warwickfhire, Bart, 
and died, April, 1738, leaving illue two fons and a daughter, 
John., Charles, and iVia-ry.' Sir John Wodehoufe died Aug. 9, 
175.4, and was .fucceeded by his eldeft furviving ion, 

26. c>ir Armine, who has been live times, in the late and 
.prefent .reign, ekefed jtviiight of the Shire for the county of 
>J T cM;fo|k.; and in the year 17518., was appointed Colonel of the 
Eailern Battalion of the Militia for the faid county. He mar- 
ried Laetitia, eldeft daughter and,<:oheirof Sir Edmund Bacon, 
of Garboluifham, in Norfolk, Bart. By this <Lady, wbo died 
in March 1759, he had ifiuefour fons ; 1. Edmund, who died, 
April, 175:5. 2. John, born April, 1741, married, March, 176$, 
to Sophia, only child of the Hon. Charles Berkeley, of Brutow- 
Abbcy, in the county of Somerkt, brother to the prefent Lord 
Berkeley, of Stretton. 3. Philip, born .in May, 1-745, rRector' 
of Barnham-rBroom, and Vicar of Kimber.ley, in Norfqlk, t ; and 

.4. Thomas, born in February, j 747, now of Lincoln's-Inn.. 

Arms. S.able, a Chevron, Or, Quite 4e fang, between three 
- C in q uef i i s , E r m i n e . 

Crest. A dexter Hand iiiuing out of Clouds, proper, hold- 
ing a Club, with this Motto ahgut it, Frappe fort, and under 
Uie Aon.s, Jg'imcwt. ' Supporters,, 



HARRINGTON, of Redlington. 79 

Supporters : Two Savages, or wild Men., proper, wreath- 
ed about the Head and Waift with Oak-leaves,Vert, each with 
a Club over their Shoulder, Vert. 

Seats : At Kimberley, and Downham-Lodge, in Norfolk. 



14. Harrington, of Redlington, Ruthndfhire. 

Created Baronet, June 29, 1611. 

"HpHIS family, which was anciently written Haverine;ton ? is 
* denominated from their poiTeflion, a Lordfiiip of that name 
in Cumberland ; though their chief place of refidence was, from 
Edward I. at Aldingham in Lancafhire, a Manor given to Ro- 
bert de Haverington, or Harrington, on his marriage to Agnes, 
fitter and heir to William de Cancefield, Lord of that Manor. 

By this marriage were, John, of whom hereafter; and Ro- 
bert, married to the daughter and heir of Banifter, y 

whom he had Sir Nicholas, father of three fons 3 1. Sir Wil- 
liam, Knight of the Garter, from whom feveral families of this 
name derive their defcent ; 2. James, whole male line failed 
temp. Henry VIII. and, 3. Sir Nicholas, a nceftoj to the Har- 
ringtons of Heyton, in the county of Lancafter. 

John, the eldeft fon of 'Robert and Agnes, before mentioned, 
attended Edward I. in the 34th year of his reign, in his expe- 
dition into Scotland, and received the 'honour of being made 
'Knight of the Bath with Prince Edward, afterwards Edw. II. 

Robert., his fon, died before his father, but left iilue by his 
wife, Elizabeth, daughter.and coheir of John de Multon, Baron 
W Egremond, three fons, viz. John, Robert, and Simon. 

John, the .eldeft fon, fucceeded to the Barony of Harrington 
oh the death of his grandfather, and died 37 .Edward III. but 
his male iflue failed temp. Henry VI. 

Simon, the third fon of the above-named Robert, was an- 
ceftor to the Harringtons of Bifhton. 

But John, the fecond fon of the laid Robert, was founder of. 
the line now to be treated of. He was a. Knight, and died -22 
Rich. II. leaving Sir John Harrington, Knt. his fon and herr, 
who married Agnes, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Fleet, of 
Fleet, in Lincolnshire, Knt. and was poflefled of that inherits 
ance, which he left to his fon, John, who had iilue John, vfho 
married Catharine, daughter of Sir Thomas Colepeper, of 
Exton, in .Rutlandflure, and became poffeffed thereof in her 



*i|fct. 



Robert, 



So Harrington, of RedUngton. 

Robert, the Ton and heir, was Sheriff of Rutlandfhire, in the? 
7th and 13th of Henry VII. and father of John, who was Sheriff 
of that county, 13 Henry VIII. and left two fons, Sir John, and 
Robert, from whom the Harringtons of South Witham are des- 
cended. 

Sir John, the eldeft fon, was High Sheriff of Rutland, 12, 25, 
and 32 of Henry VIII. and again in 6 Edw. VI. He married 
Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Robert Moton, of Peckleton, in 
the county of Leicefter, and had by her four fons, James, Ed- 
mund, Robert, and John. 

Sir James, his elded fon, was Sheriff of Rutland the latter part 
of 6 Edw. VI. his father dying in that office, and again in the 
3d, 8th, 20th, and 28th of Elizabeth, and died in 1591, leaving 
iffue, (by Lucy, daughter of Sir William Sidney, Knt.) three 
fons, viz. 

Sir John, his eldeft fon, who was Sheriff of his county in the 
36th, 40th, and 44th, of Elizabeth, and was created a Baron, 
by the title of Lord Harrington, of Exon, 1 James I. He was 
fucceeded in that dignity by his only furviving fon, John, Lord 
Harrington, who dying without male ifTue, the title became ex- 
tinct in this family. 

Henry, fecond fon of Sir James Harrington, married Cicely, 
daughter and heir of John Agar, Efq; of the King's Privy Coun- 
cil in Ireland, and of Elmfthorpe, in Leicefterfhire, and had two 
fons ; Sir John, who left an only daughter, Sarah, married to 
John, Lord Fetchvile ; and Jacob. 

Sir James, the third fon of the before-mentioned Sir James, 
was of Redland, in Rutlandshire, and High Sheriff of the county, 
35 Eliz. He was created a Baronet, June 29, 161 1, upon the 
firft inftitution of that Order. He married Frances, daughter and 
coheir of John Sapcoat, of Elton, in Bedfordfhire, Efq; by whom 
he had three fons $ 1. Sir Edward, of whom hereafter. 2. Sir 
Sapcoat, who married, firft, Jane, daughter of Sir William Sam- 
well, of Upton, in Northamptonfhire, Knt. by whom he had the 
famous James Harrington, Groom of the Bedchamber to King 
Charles I. and Author of the Oceana, but died without iffue, 
1677. Sir Sapcoat's fecond wife, was Jane, daughter of Sir John 
Woodward, Knt. by whom he had feveral children. 3. John* 
who died without iffue. 

Sir Edward, eldeft fon and heir of Sir James, received the 
honour of Knighthood in his father's life-time : He was likewife 
High Sheriff of the county of Rutland, 19 James I. and 12 
Charles I. and married Margaret, daughter and heir of John 
D'Oyly, of Merton, in Oxfordfhire, Efq; by whom he had that 
feat and eftate. He had iflue pne fon, his fucceffor, and one 

daughter, 



MORDAUNT, of Maffingham. 8 1 

slaughter, Bridget, married to the great Sir Edward Gore, of 
New Place, in Hertford fh ire, Knt. 

Sir James, who married Catharine, daughter and coheir of Sir 
Edmund Wright, Knt. Lord Mayor of London, bv whom he had 
a numerous iffue, and was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, 

Richard, who married Margaret, daughter of William Lane, of 
Cowley, in Middlefex, Efq; Their fon, 

Sir James, is the prefent Baronet, and married to Catharine, 
daughter of William Boucher, of the Middle-Temple, Efq; by 
whom he has one fon, James, who is the only furviving iffue of Sir 
James Harrington, of Exton, by Lucy, daughter of Sir William, 
Sidney, and aunt to the great Sir Philip. 

Arms. Sable, a Fret, Argent. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Lion's Head erafed, Or, collared, 
Gules, and buckled of the firft. 

Motto. Nodofirmo. 



15. Mordaunt, of Maffingham, Norfolk. 

Created Baronet, June 29, 1611. 

TT appears from the records of this family, collected in the reign 
-"- of King Charles II. and printed at the charge of Henry, Earl 
of Peterborough, that Ofbert le Mordaunt, a Norman Knight, 
was poiTefTed of Radwell, in Bedfordfhire, by the gift of his bro- 
ther, which he had of William the Conqueror, for his fervices> 
and the fervice of his father, in the conqueft of this kingdom. 

This Sir Ofbert le Mordaunt, for he was a Knight, had iffue 
two fons, Ofmund, and Baldwin. This Ofmund had iffue, Eu- 
ftace le Mordaunt, who married Alicia, eldeft daughter and co- 
heir of William de Alneto, modernly called Dauney. 

William Mordaunt, his fon and heir, married Amicia, daugh- 
ter of William Olney, of Olney, in Bucks, and was fucceeded 
therein by a fon of his own name. Which William had iffue, 
by Rofe his wife, daughter of Sir Ralph Wake, Knt. Robert, his 
fon and heir, mentioned in charters, in 16 Edw. II. and 7 and 
29 Edw. III. was Knight of the Shire for the county of Bedford, 
in the Parliament held at Weftminfter, in 15 Edw. III. He mar- 
ried Joan, daughter of Thomas Frowick, and had iffue, Edmund 
le Mordaunt, who married Helen, daughter and coheir of Ralph 
Brook, (from whofe other daughter and coheir, Agnes, the Earl 
of Cardigan is defcended. And the faid Ralph Brook was the fon 
of Laurence Brook, who married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of 
Ralph Perrot, and of Caflandra his wife, daughter and heir of 

Vol. I. G Giles 



82 M O R D A U N T, of Maffingham. 

Giles deArgenten.) From which match proceeded Robert le 
Mordaunt, his Ton and heir. 

This Robert le Mordaunt is mentioned in deeds, in 49 Ed. III. 
and 14 Rich. IT. and having married Agnes, daughter and heir of 
John Strange, of Ampton-Tynworth, in Suffolk, by Elizabeth his 
wife, daughter and heir of William Butler, of Walden, in Eflex, 
had iiTue, a ion of his own name, who fucceeded him. 

Which Robert, in 9 Henry V. was one of the Knights for the 
county of Bedford, in the Parliament which met at Weftminfter ; 
and by Elizabeth his wife, daughter of John Holdenby, of Hol- 
denby, in Northamptonshire, (who remarried to Thomas Tan- 
feld, of Geyton, in Northarnptondiire, Efq;) was father of Wil- 
liam Mordaunt, Efq; 

This William was living in 1 1 Edw. IV. and married Marga- 
ret, daughter of John Pecke, of Cople, in Bedfordfhire, by whom 
he had, among other children, John, Serjeant at Law, Chancellor 
of the Duchy of Lancafter, 2nd one of the Privy-Council, temp. 
Henry VII. anceftor to the Earl of Peterborough ; and William ; 
as alfo a daughter, Joan, wife of Sir Giles Strangeways, of Mel- 
bury, in the county of Dorfet, Knt. 

William, the fecond fon, covenanted 14 Feb. 10 Hen. VII. to 
marry Anne, fecond daughter and coheir of Thomas Huntingdon, 
of HempuVd, in Efiex, Efq; which was confummated on the 5th 
of June following. His ions, Chriftopher, and George, died 
without iiTue ; Edmund, married Agnes, daughter of the Lord 
Rich. 

But Robert Mordaunt was his eldeft fon, who, by Barbara, 
daughter and heir of John Strange, of Little Maffingham, in 

Norfolk, Efq; had Philip, who married Mary, daughter of 

Calthorp, Efq; and died in his father's life-time, leaving iiTue, 
John, James, Robert, Henry, and Edward. John fucceeded his 
grandfather, and died 16 Eliz. His brother James was his heir, 
who dyina; without iffue, the eftate came to Robert, who dying 
alfo without iiiue, the eftate came to Henry, whofe fon and heir 
was L'Estrange Mordaunt, created Baronet, 9 James L 
who, by his firit wife, Margaret de Antwerpia, had Robert, his 
fucceiTor, Henrv, Jane, Anne, and Elizabeth. Sir L'Eftrange 
married, fecondly, Frances, daughter of Robert Check, of Deb- 
nam, in Suffolk, Efq; relicl: of Thomas Sotherton, of Nor- 
wich, Efq; 

Sir Robert was knighted in the life-time of his father, and 
fucceeded him in the title and eftate : He died, Auguft 23, 1638, 
leaving, by Amy his wife, daughter of Sir Auftin Southerton, in 
Norfolk, Knt. three for.s ; 1. Sir Charles, his fuccefibr. 2. Ro- 
bert, of Hcfpertoiij in Warwicklhire, who, by Elizabeth, daugh- 

_ ter 



MORDAUNT, of Maffingham. 83 

ter of Mr. Roufe, of Utrecht, in Holland, had a daughter, Eliza- 
beth, married to Robert Throckmorton, Efq; fon of Clement 
Throckmorton;, of Hafely, in Warwickshire, Efq; and a fon, 
John-Lewis Mordaunt, who married the daughter of Har- 
rington, of Lincolnshire, Efq; relief, of Sir William Thorold, of 
Haugh, in Lincolnshire, Bart. 3. William, of Scovis-town, in 
Pembrokefhire, who married the daughter and heir of Butler, of 
Scovis-town, and left ifTue. Of Sir Robert's daughters, Amy, 
married Eftcourt, and Anne, Pickering, Efqrs. 

Sir Charles, the elded fon, fucceeded to the Baronetfhip, and 
married Catharine, daughter of Sir Lyonel Talmach, of Helming- 
ham, in Suffolk, Bart, by whom he had four foris ; Sir Charles, 
his fuccefibr ; Talmach, who died in the life-time of his father ; 
Sir John, and Henry, who died young: Alfo three daughters y 
Catharine, Elizabeth, and Amy, who died unmarried. Sir Charles 
died at London, July 10, 1648. His widow afterwards married 
Sir Charles Lee, of Billeflee, in Warwickshire, Knt. 

Sir Charles, his eldeft. fon and fuccelTor, married Elizabeth* 
daughter and coheir of Mr. Nicholas Johnfon, of London, and 
niece to Sir William Turner, Knt. Lord Mayor of London, and 
died without ifTue. His widow afterwards married Francis Go- 
dolphin, of Colfton, in Wilts, Efq; 

Talmach, the next brother, dying before his father, Sir John, 
his brother, fucceeded in the title and eftate. 

Which Sir John Mordaunt, Bart, refiding at Walton, in War- 
wickshire, was chofen one of the Knights of the Shirr for that 
county, in feveral Parliaments, in the reigns of King William and 
Queen Anne. He married, fir ft, Anne, daughter of William 
Rifley, of the Friery in Bedford, Efq; by whom he had only one 
daughter, Penelope, who died young. Sir John afterwards mar- 
ried Penelope, daughter of Sir George Warburton, of Arley, in 
Cheshire, Bart, and left ifTue two fons, Sir Charles, his fucceffor, 
and John ; and two daughters, Penelope, married to Jofcph Heme, 
Efq; and Catharine, who married Dr. Dobfon, Warden of Win- 
chefter-College. He died Sept. 6, 1721, and was fucceeded in 
dignity and eftate by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Charles Mordaunt, the prefent Baronet, who is one of the 
Knights of the Shire for the county of Warwick. He married, 
in 1720, one of the daughters of John Conyers, of Walthamftow, 
in Eflex, Efq; who died March, 1725-6, by whom he had ifTue, 
one daughter : He married, to his fecond Lady, in 1730, Sophia, 
only daughter of Sir John Wodehoufe, of Kimberley, in Norfolk, 
Bart, who died in April, 1738, leaving ifTue two fons and a daugh- 
ter ; John, Charles, and Mary, all unmarried. 
Arms. Argent, between three Eftoiles, fable. 

G 2 Crest. 



84 WORSLEY, of Apuldercombe. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Negro's Head, coupcel at the Shoul- 
ders, proper, wreathed about the Temples with Ribbands, ter- 
minating in a double Beau-knot, Or and Azure. 

Seat^ At Walton-D'Eivile, in Warwickfhire, and Maf- 
fiftgham, in Norfolk. 



16. Worsley, of Apuldercombe, Hampshire. 

Created Baronet, June 29, 161 1. 

QIR Ellas tie Workcfiey, or Workedeley, as he was then 
*' called, took his name from his Lordfhip of the fame name, 
in Lancafhire. He is mentioned in the chronicles of the holy 
wars, to have made an expedition to Paleftine, where it is wrote, 
that he fought many battles for the love of Chriftians, and dying 
at Rhodes, he lies there buried. He left Rjchard, his ion and 
heir, who dying temp. Hen. I. left Roger de Workedeley, Lord 
of Workedeley. This Roger, dying temp. Hen. II. left Ri- 
chard, his heir, who left Geoffrey, Lord of Workefley, father 
of Richard, temp. Hen. III. who dying 27 Edw. I. left Henry, 
his heir, father to Richard, Lord of Workefley, which Richard 
was father to Jordan de Workefley ; which Jordan was the elder 
brother, by a ftrft wife, and Henry was from a fecond wife,. 
This Jordan lived in the beginning; of the reign of Edward III. 
From Henry are ilefcended the family of Woriley, who are now 
feated at Hovrngham, in Yorkfhire. 

Jordan leftGeofFry, his (on and heir, who was made a Knight, 
and is faid, in the Glaftonbury Chronicle, together with Sir 
John Harlefton, Captain of Cherburg, in France, to have ob- 
tained a glorious victory over the French. He left Ralph, his 
fon and heir, who married the daughter and heir of Pemberton, 
which Ralph left Hugh, his fon and heir, who married Anne', 
daughter of Ralph Str.ndifh, of StandiuH, in Lancafhire, Efqj 
and left William, his eldeft fon, and Sir James, his fecond fon, 
who married Anne, the only furviving daughter and fole heir 
of Sir John Lye, of Leigh, in Dorfetfhire, Knt. by Agnes, one 
of the daughters and coheirs of John Hacket, of Knighton, in 
the IHe of Wight, Efq; He had by her two fons, Richard and 
John, hereafter mentioned. He died in 153B. This Richard 
married Urfula, daughter of John St. Barb, Efq; by whom he 
had two fons, John and George, who were both unfortunately 
blown up by gunpowder, at Apuldercombe, in the Porter's 
I/oda;e. their mother bein^; then newly remarried to the famous 
Sir i'V&acis W.alfmgham, Knt. 

Where- 



W O R S L E Y, of Apuldercombe. 85 

Whereupon, anno 1567, John, younger Ton of Sir James* 
fucceeded to his nephews : He married Jane, daughter of Ri- 
chard Meaux, of Kingfton, in the Iile of Wight, Efq; and 
dying 1580, left two Cons, under age ; John, the younger, died 
in his minority, and the wardfhip of Thomas, heir to John, 
was committed to Sir Francis Waltmgham, under vvhofe tuition 
he was fo well educated, that he became an honour to his coun- 
try. He married Barbara, daughter of William St. John, of 
Farley, in Southampton, Efq; and dying 1604, left Richard, 
his heir, and John, his feconi fon ; which John, by Cicely, 
daughter of Sir Edward Richards, of Yaverland, Knt. v/as fa- 
ther to Sir Edward Worfley, Knt. who loyally, and with great 
hazard of his life, attempted the delivering of King Charles I. 
from his imprifonment, in the Ifle of Wight, and from him de- 
fcend the Worfleys, of Gatecomb. 

Richard, fon and heir of Thomas, was created a Baronet, 
by Letters Patent, 9 Jac. I. He married Frances, daughter of 
Sir Henry Nevill, of Biliingbare, in Berks, Knt. and dying 
1622, left iiTue by her, four fons and three daughters; 1. Sir 
Henry, his fucceftbr ; 2. Richard; 3. Thomas; 4. John: Ri- 
chard and John both died unmarried. Thomas married Sarah, 

daughter of Roe, in Salop, from whom the Worfleys, of 

Pitford, are defcended. Anne, the eldeft daughter, married to 
Sir John Leigh, of Bury, in Suffolk, Knt. and died without 
ifTue. Elizabeth, married to Sir John Meaux, of Kingiion, 
Bart. 3. Dorothy, died unmarried. 

Sir Henry Worfley, Bart, fucceeding his father, married 
Bridget, daughter of Sir Henry Wallop, of Fairley- Wallop, in 
Southampton, Knt. and dying, Sept. 11, 1666, left iliue three 
fons and fix daughters; 1. Henry, who died young; 2. Sir 
Robert, knighted at Whitehall, Dec. 29, 1664, who fucceeded 
his father ; 3. Sir James Worfley, of Pilewell, knighted at 
"Whitehall, April 19, 1669, who marrying Mary, daughter of 
Sir Nicholas Stuart, of Hartley-Maadk, in Southampton, Bart, 
left iiTue three fons and one daughter ; 1 . James Worfley, of 
Pilewell, Efq; late one of the Reprefentatives for the borough 
of Newton, in the Ifle of Wight, which borough he had the 
honour of reprefenting in nine Parliaments : He married Ra- 
chel, daughter of Thomas Merrick, Efq; by whom he had fe- 
vcral children, but all died very young, except Thomas, of 
whom hereafter ; 2. Charles, who was a Bencher of the Mid- 
dle-Temple, and died unmarried, Aug. 1739 ; 3. Stuart Wor- 
fley, who alio died without iiTue. The daughter of Sir James, 
was Sandys, married to Peter Bettefworth, of Brockenhurft, in 
Southampton, Efq; by whom he had two fons, Peter and James, 
who both died without iflue. Of the daughters of Sir Henry, 

G 3 one 



86 WORSLEY, of Apuldercombe. 

one was married to John Williams, of L,uel, in Dorfetfhire, 
Efq; and Jane, married to Sir George JBrown, of Wolverton, 
in Southampton, Knt. the reft died unmarried. 

Sir Robert Worfley, Knt. and Bart, fucceeded his father, Sir 
Henry, and married Mary, daughter of James Herbert, of 
Kingfey, in Bucks, Efq; fecond Ton of Philip, Eari of Pem- 
broke ; and dying 1675, left iflue Sir Robert, his fucceflbr, and 
Henry, who, 13 Anne, was fent Envoy to the Court of Portu- 
gal, and was continued in the fame character by King Geo. I. 
by whom he was made Plenipotentiary at the fame Court, and 
was afterwards Governor of Barbadoes ; he ferved in feveral 
Parliaments for the borough of Newton, in the Ifle of Wight, 
and died unmarried, March 1739-40. Sir Robert had alfo a 
daughter, Jane, who was married to Sir Nathaniel Napier, of 
Critchell, in Dorfetfhire, Bart, and died without hTue. 

Sir Robert Worfley, Bart, fucceeded his father Sir Robert, 
and married Frances, only daughter of Thomas Lord Vifcount 
Weymouth. He had iflue by her, four fons and five daugh- 
ters^ Frances married John Lord Carteret, afterwards Earl of 
Cranville, by whom (he had one fon, Robert, the prefent Earl 
of Granville, and four daughters ; Grace, the eldeft, married 
to Lionel, the prefent Earl of Dyfert ; Louifa, married to the 
late Lord Vifcount Weymouth ; Georgina Carolina, now 
Countcfs Cowper, nrft married to the Hon. John Spencer, fa-t 
ther to the prefent Earl Spencer 3 Frances, married to the late 
Marquis of Tweedale ; Thynne Worfley, Efq; fon of Sir Ror 
bert, married Henrietta, daughter of Withers, Efq; of 
Hall, in the county of Southampton, and died foon after, with- 
out ifiue, The other fons and daughters of Sir Robert died 
young and unmarried. Sir Robert Worfley died at his houfe in 
New Burlington-ftreet, July 29, 1747. 

On the death of Sir Robert, Sir James Worfley, Bart, fon of 
Sir James, who was knighted 1666, fucceeded to the title; 
and, on the death of Sir James, in 1756, 

His fon, Sir Thomas Worfley, Bart, fucceeded him. He 
married, in his father's life-time, Lady Elizabeth Boyle, only 
daughter of the Earl of Orrery, afterwards Earl of Cork, fby 
his nrft wife, Lady Harriot Hamilton) by whom he had one fon, 
Richard, the prefent Baronet, and one daughter, Henrietta. 
Sir Thomas died in 1768, and was fucceeded by his only fon, 

Sir Richard Worfley, Bart, who was born Feb. 13, 175?, and 
is unman ied. Sir James Worfley, Knt. was the prefent Sir Ri- 
chard's great grandfather, and brother to. Sir Robert Worfley ^ 
Bart, father of the late Sir Robert. 

Arms. Quarterly, 1. Argent, a, Chevron between three 
Falcons, clofe, Sable. 2. Or, oil a Crofs, engrailed, Gules^ 

a Wolf's 



FLEETWOOD, of Calwiche. 87 

a Wolfs Head of the firft. 3. Argent, on a Chief, crenelle, 
Sable, three Plates. 4. Argent, three Pikes, hauriant, Argent, 
Accompanied with eight Crofs Crofs'.ets, fitchy, Sable. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Wolf's Head erafed, Or. 

Motto. Ut furfwn de fuper. 

Seats. At Apuldercombe, in the Iile of Wight; and at Pile- 
well, in Southampton. 



17. Fleetwood, of Calwiche, Staffordthire. 

Created Baronet, June 29, 1611. 

'TTHIS family, which had been feated in Lancafhire for many 
* 2ges, came, about the beginning of the lafl century, to refide 
in the county of Stafford. 

John Fleetwood, was father of Henry and Anne, married to 
John Ethalfton, of Riblefton. Henry, the only fon and heir, was 
living 3 Henry VI. whofe fon, Edward, living 13 Edward IV. 
married Elizabeth, daughter of PvOger Holland, Efq; and was fa- 
ther of, 

William Fleetwood, of Hefkith, in Lancafhire, Efq; who mar- 
Helen, daughter of Robert Standifh, Efq; by whom he had four 
fons j 1. John; 2. Thomas; 3. Robert; and 4. Edmund, a 
Monk, at Sion in Middlefex ; and two daughters, Agnes, mar- 
ried to John Jellibrand, of Chorley ; and Janet, to John Black- 
ledge, of Leyland, both in Lancafhire. Of the fons, John, the 
eldeft, will be mentioned hereafter : And as feveral confiderable 
men defcended from the younger fons, we fhall here infert fome 
particulars concerning them. Thomas, the fecond fon, was Maf- 
ter of the Mint ; he married two, wives; 1. Barbara, daughter 

and heir of , by whom he had a fon, Evrerard, who, by Joan, 

daughter of Cheney, left ifTue ; and a daughter, Margaret, 

married to Peter Dormer, Efq; father of Sir Fleetwood Dormer, 
of Shipton-Lee, in Bucks, Knt. The fecond wife of Thomas, 
was Bridget, daughter of Sir John Spring, of Lavenham, in Suf- 
folk, Knt. (who afterwards married Sir Robert Wingfield, of 
Letheringham, in Suffolk, Knt.) by whom he had, 1. Sir Wil- 
liam Fleetwood, of Cranford, in Middlefex, Knt. 2. Edward; 
3. Michael ; 4. Henry ; 5. Sir George Fleetwood, of the Vache, 
in Chalfunt St. Giles's, in Bucks, Knt. who, by Catharine, daugh- 
ter of Henry Denny, of Chefhunt, in Hertfordfhire, Efq; (and 
Honora, his wife, daughter of William, Lord Grey, of Wilton,) 
and fiftcr to Sir Edward Denny, Earl of Norwich, had a nume- 
rous ifTue ; James, his feventh fon, was bred a Divine, was, in 
the quality of Chaplain> at Edghill fight, and, from his behaviour 

G 4 there 5 



fc8 F L E E T WOOD, of Calwiche. 

there, received fignal favours from the King. In July, 1675, he 
was appointed Bifhop of Worcefter; and died July 17, 1683, 
aged eighty-one. Of the daughters of Thomas, Mafter of the 
Mint, Bridget, the eldeft, married Laurence Aihburnham, Efqj 
father of Sir Denny Afhburnham, of Bromham, in SufTex, Bart. 
and Joyce, was wife, fir ft to Sir Hewit Ofborne, Knt. (anceftor 
to the Duke of Leeds,) and fecondly, to Sir Peter Frechville, of 
Stavely, in Derbyfhire, Knt. 

Sir William Fleetwood, of Cranford, Knt. eldeft lbn of Tho- 
mas, Mafter of the Mint, married Joan, fifter to the Lord Clif- 
ton, by whom he had Miles Fleetwood, fq; Receiver of the 
Court of Wards; and Sir William Fleetwood, Cup-Bearer to 
King James I. and King Charles I. and Comptroller of Wood- 
ftock-park, who married two wives ; by his firft wife, he had Sir 
Miles Fleetwood, of Aldwinkle, in Northamptonfhire, Knt. and 
Colonel William Fleetwood ; and by his fecond wife, the daugh- 
ter of Harvey, he had feveral fons ; of which, Charles 

Fleetwood, Efq; was the eldeft, and commonly called Lord Fleet- 
wood ; he was General and Commander in Chief to Richard 
Cromwell, the Protector, and married, to his firft wife, the daugh- 
ter of Oliver Cromwell, the Proteclor, and widow of General 
Ireton, by whom he had no iflue. This General Fleetwood 
married, to his fecend wife, Frances, daughter of Solomon Smith, 
of Norfolk, Efq; and left iflue, Smith Fleetwood, of Feltwell, in 
Norfolk, Efq; who married Mary, daughter of Sir John Hartopp, 
Bart, and had two fons, Smith Fleetwood, and Charles Fleet- 
wood, Efq is. 

George Fleetwood, another Ton of Sir William, Receiver of 
the Court of Wards, and brother to Sir William, the Cup- 
Bearer, went into Sweden, was a famous General there, and 
was created a Barcn, and was father of Guftavus, Lord Fleet- 
wood, in Sweden. 

Robert, the third fon of William, by the daughter of Standifh, 
was father of Sir William Fleetwood, Knt. an eminent Lawyer 
of the Middle Temple, Recorder of London, aud Serjeant at Law, 
temp. Eliz. Pie was a learned man, and a good Antiquary, and 
dying, 1593) left two fons ; Sir William, and Sir Thomas, who 
was Attorney-General to Prince Henry, eldeft fon of K. James I. 
Alio two daughters, Cordelia, married to Sir David Foulis, of 
Ingleby, in Yorkshire, Bart, and Elizabeth, to Sir Thomas Cha- 
loner, Knt. Tutor to Prince Henry. 

But to return from this digreflion to the eldeft branch. 

John Fleetwood, Efq; the eldeft fon of William, by the daugh- 
ter of Standifh, having married Jane, daughter and coheir of 
Thomas Langton, Efq; Baron of -Walton, and Lord of the Fee 
antl Majjoi of Newton* had iflue three fons and feveral daughters. 

Thomas, 



FLEETWOOD, of Calwiche. 89 

Thomas, the eldeft fon, by Mary, daughter of Sir Richard 
Shirburne, of Shirburne, in Lancafhire, Knt. (and Maud, his 
wife, daughter of Sir Richard Bold, of Bold, Knt. and Margery, 
his wife, daughter of Sir Thomas Butler, of Beaufey, both in the 
county of Lancaster, Knts.) left iiTue, Richard, his fon and heir, 
and William, who married Dorothy, daughter of Sir Edward 
Cokaine, of Afhbome, in Derbyfhire, Knt. 

Which Richard, the eldeft fon, was the firft that refided in 
Staffbrdfhire, and was feated at Calwiche : He was advanced to 
the dignity of a Baronet, 9 Jac. I. and married Anne, daughter 
of Sir John Perfhall, of Horfley, in that county, Bart, by whom 
he had five fons ; 1. Sir Thomas, his fucceffor ; 2. Richard, who 
died without iflue ; 3. William, living 1663; 4. Robert, who 
married a daughter of Mr. Colman of Cank, in StafFordfhire ; and 

1 r-r~\ y 

5. Henry, who married Ag;atha, daughter of Thomas Gifford, of 
Plardick, in StafFordfhire, and died 1689, and his wife, Agatha, 
1692. The daughters of Sir Richard were, Mary, who died 
without ifTue ; Elizabeth, married to Broughton ; and Dorothy, 
to Barnesfield. 

Sir Thomas Fleetwood, Bart, the elded fon, fucceeded his 
father in title and eftate, and marrying Gertrude, daughter of 
Rowland Eyre, of Haftbp, in Derbyfhire, Efq; had iflue, 1. Sir 
Richard, his fuccefTor ; 2. Thomas, (who had two wives ; by the 
firft, Elizabeth, daughter of Coyney, Efq; he had, Sir Tho- 
mas, hereafter mentioned ; and by his fecond wife, two other 
fons, William, who died a batchelor, and Sir John, hereafter men- 
tioned ;) 3. Rowland, of Preftwood, in Ellafton parifh, in Staf- 
fordfhire, who died without ifTue, and left his eftate to his nephew, 
Sir John, hereafter mentioned ; 4. William, who married a 

daughter of the Baron of Kinderton, and relic?c of Pigot, of 

Salop, Efq; alfo one daughter, Anne, married to Edward Tildefley, 
of the Lodge, in Lancafhire, Efq; 

Sir Richard the eldeft fon, fucceeded to the title and eftate, and 
by Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Golding, of Colfton-BaiTet, in 
Nottinghamfhire, Bart, had three fons; 1. Thomas, who died 
in his father's life-time, and by the daughter and heir of Chrifto- 
pher Bannifter, of Bank, in Lancafhire, Efq; was father of one 
daughter, wife to Thomas Legh, Efq; younger brother to Peter 
Legh, of Lyme, in Chefhire, Efq; 2. Rowland ; and 3. Edward, 
who both died unmarried : Alfo five daughters. 

Sir Richard Fleetwood, Bart, leaving no ifTue-male, the title 
devolved on his nephew, Sir Thomas Fleetwood, Bart, fon of his 

brother Thomas, by Elizabeth, daughter of Coyney, Efq; 

his firft wife. 

Which Sir Thomas Fleetwood, Bart, married Magdalen, 
daughter of Thomas Berrington, of Moat-Hall, in Salop, Efq; 

and 



If, 



90 TWISDEN, of Eafl-Pcckham. 

and dying without ifTue, Dec. 1739, was fucceeded by his ha!; 
brother, 

Sir John Fleetwood, who married Philippa, daughter of Wil- 
liam Berrington, Efq; of Shrewfbury, niece to his brother's 
Lady, and had ifTue, 

Sir Thomas Fleetwood, the prefent Baronet, who fucceeded 
to the title and eftate on the death cf his father, which hap- 
pened in 1 74 1. Sir Thomas is a Bachelor. 

Arms. Party per Pale, Nebule, Or and Azure, fix Mart- 
lets counterchanged. 

Crest. A Wolf trippant, regardant, Or, wounded in the 
Shoulder, proper. 

Seat. At Martin-Sands, in Chefhire. 



' 18. Tvvisden, of Eaft-Peckham, Kent, 

Created Baronet, June 29, 161 1. 

THAT this family is denominated from a place called Twif- 
den, a Manor in or near Gouderft, in Kent, feveral au- 
thorities evince. 

Adam de Twifden, was living at Twifden, 21 Edw. I. and 
dying without ifTue, John, his brother and heir, fucceeded to 
the eftate ; and by Chriftiana, his wife, had ifTue, Thomas da 
Twifden, who was father to John de Twifden, who married 
Chriftiana, daughter of - . Rogers, and had iffue, Roger,, his 
fon and heir. 

Which Roger Twifden, Efq; married Elizabeth, the daugh- 
ter and heir of Thomas Cheimington, of Chelmington, in 
Great-Chart, in Kent, Efq, 

Their fon Roger was fifty years old, 18 Henry VL as ap- 
pears by an inquifition ; and by Anne, his wife, one of the 
daughters and coheirs of John Baker, of Cold ham, in Folke- 
icon in Kent, had ifTue a ion, Thomas, who fucceeded him in 
his eftate. 

Which Thomas Twifden, Efq; married Bennetta, daughter 
of Richard Lewkenor, of SuiTex, Efq; relief of William Barnes,, 
and afterwards, wife of Vincent Finch ^ he had iffue by her 
two fons, William, and Roger Twifden. 

William, the eldeft, married Margaret, daughter of - 
Culpeper, of Wakehurft, in SuiTex, Efq* and dying without 
ilTue, Roger, his brother and heir, fucceeded to the eftate. 

Which Roger Twifden, Efq; wedded Jane, daughter of 
Chriftopher Cooper, of Stone, and widow of Sharp, of 

Chart, 



T W I S D E N, of Eaft-Peckham, 9 1 

Chart, in Kent, and had iilue by her three ions, William, 
Chriftopher, and Thomas, who died 1590. 

William Twifden, of Chelmington, Efq; married Elizabeth, 
daughter and coheir of Thomas Roydon, of Roydon-hall, in 
Eait-Pecfcham, in Kent, Efqj his wife furviving him, was af- 
terwards married to Cuthbert Vaughan, Effli and iaftly to Sir 
Thomas Qolding, Knt. She died, Aug. jg, 1595, aged fe- 
venty-three, and lpft two children by her firit hufband, viz. a 
daughter, Margaret, married to Richard Dering, of Pluckley, 
in Kent, Efq; apd a fon, 

Roger Twifden, of Roydon-hall, Efqj who was a Captain of 
3, troop of Kentifh Gentlemen, at the camp forrned at Tilbury, 
to oppofe the hoftile irruptions of the Spaniards, in. the year 
1588, and High Sheriff of Kent, 41 of Queen Elizabeth, and 
having married Anne, eldeft daughter of Sir Thomas Wyat, of 
Allingtori-Caftle, in Kent, Knt. (who was beheaded in Queen 
Mary's time, 1553) had iflue four daughters ; Jane, married to 
Sir William Monins, of Waldeifhare, in Kent, Bart. Eliza- 
beth, wife of Adam Afhburnham, of Brpmham, in Suffex; 
Margaret, of Henry Fane, of Hadlome, in Kent ; and Eennctta, 
of Bathurft, of the fame county, Efqrs. Alfd two fons, 
William, and Thomas, who married the daughter of Thomas 
Paget. 

William Twifden, Efqj eldeft fon and heir, fucceeded to the 
eftate at Roydon-hall, and was knighted by King James, at the 
Charter-houfe, the nth of May 1603, being among thofe that 
conducted him to London, when he came firit from Scotland, to 
take polTeflion of the Englim, crown ; and that king afterwards 
advanced him to the dignity of a Baronet, in 161 1. He had a 
learned education, and was well read in the Hebrew and Greek 
languages, which inclined him to the purchafmg many valua- 
ble manufcripts and books ; for being of a fober difpofition, he 
knew the value of the improvement of the mind ; and having 
excellent parts, he determined to make himfelf ufeful to his 
country, both in his ftudies, and the choice ( i his company ; he 
fet a good example to the age he lived in, and many were edi- 
fied by his converfation. The collections he made, were like- 
wife of ufe to the publick, both in defence of the reformed 
Proteftant Religion, and the ancient conftitutions of the king- 
dom. He lived to the fixty-third year of his age, when he died, 
much lamented, Jan. 8, 1627-8 ; and Anne, his Lady, who fur- 
vived him, followed, Nov. 14, 1638, aged fixty-four. She was 
daughter of Sir Moyle Finch, of Eaftwell, in Kent, Knt. and 
Bart, and her mother, who was the fole daughter of Sir Thomas 
Heneage, Knt. (Treafurer of th^ Chamber, Vice-Chamberlain 
of the Houfhold, Chancellor of the Duchyjcs of Lancafter, and 

one 



9 2 T W I S D E N, of Eaft-Peckharo. 

one of the Privy-Counfellors to Queen Elizabeth) was a Lady 
of fuch excellent endowments, that King James I. advanced her 
to the dignity of Vifcountefs of Maidftone ; and K. Charles I. 
to a higher title, creating her Countefs of Winchelfea ; which 
honours were limited to the heirs of her body j and the Earls of 
Winchelfea and Nottingham, and Aylesford, defeend from her. 
Sir William Twyiclen had i fl Lie by her, five fons and two 
daughters, that lived to maturity. 

1. Sir Roger, his fuccefibr. 

2. Sir Thomas, who, on the Reftoration of Kinp- Charles IK 
was made one of the Juftices of the King's-Bcnch ; and was 
advanced to the dignity of a Baronet"; of whom, and his de- 
fendants, mention will be made in the proper place. 

3. William, who died unmarried, July 30, 1641, agei 
thirty-fix. 

4. John, who was a Fellow of the College of Phyficians, at 
London ; having lived unmarried to a great age, (eighty-one) 
died Sept. 13, 1688. 

5. Francis, who alfo deceafed unmarried, aged fixty-three. 
Elizabeth Twifden, eldeft daughter, was married to Sir Hugh 

Cholmley, of Whitby, in Yorkihire, Bart, and Anne, youngeft 
daughter, was wife to Sir Chriftopher Yelverton, of Eafton- 
Mauduit, in Northamptonshire, Bart, anceftor to the Earl of 
SuiTex. 

Sir Roger Twifden, Bart, (eldeft fon of Sir William) was 
thirty-one years old at his father's death. He died in the 
feventy-fifth year of his age, June 7, 1672, in the general 
efteem of all that knew him, as an excellent fcholar, and for 
fan&ity, innocency, and other Chriftian virtues. Ifabella, his 
wife, youngeft daughter and coheir of Sir Nicholas Saunders,. 
of Ewell, in Surry, Knt. (a Lady of fingular patience and pru-, 
dence) died before him in the year 1655, aged fifty-two, leav- 
ing ifiue three fons, and three daughters. 

1. Sir William, who fucceeded to the title and eftatc. 

2. Roger, educated in the profeffion of the law, who died 
unmarrred, Feb. 20, 1676, aged thirty-five. 

3. Charles, who travelled to Turkey, the Holy-land, Egypt, 
and feveral courts of Europe ; and died unmarried, in the forty- 
fifth year of his age, 1690. 

Anne, eldeft daughter, was married to John Porter, of Lam- 
berhurft, in Kent, Efq; who died without iifue foon after his 
marriage. 

Ifibella, fecond daughter, died unmarried, 1726. 

Frances, youngeft daughter, was married to Sir Peter Killi- 
grew, of Arnewick, in Cornwall, Knt. 2nd Bart, and died, 



17 1 1. 



Sir 



T W I S D E N, of Eaft-Peckham. 93 

Sir William Twifden, Bart, (deleft fon of Sir Roger) was 
born in the year 1635 ; and ferVed in f:veral Parliaments ; and 
'in the fir ft of King James II. was ele&ed one of the Knights 
of the Shire for Kent. He died at London, Nov. 27, 1697. 
His Lady, Frances, daughter and heir of Jofias Crofs, Efq; fur- 
vived him, and was a worthy example of love to her hufband, 
tendernefs for her children, and Chriftian refignation, in pa- 
tiently bearing the lofs of feveral of them, taken off in the 
flower of their age, in defence of their country. They had 
nine fohs and three daughters ; of wham, thofe that furvived to 
maturity, were as follow : Roger, their eldeft fon, was born in 
1666, but died in the year 1685. SirThomas, fucceeded to the 
title and eftate. Sir William, his fucccfibr. Charles, who died 
1698, aged twenty. Heneage, a captain of foot in Sir Richard 
Temple's regiment, and being aid-de-camp to the Duke of 
Argyle, was mortally wounded in the battle of Biaregnies, 
1709, in the twenty- ninth year of his age. John, eighth fon, 
was a lieutenant in Sir Cloudfley Shovel's fhip, and was caft 
away with him, in the twenty-fourth year of his age, 1707. 
Jofias, you ngeit ion, was a captain of foot, and received a 
mortal wound by a mufquet {hot, in Flanders, 1708, aged 
twenty-three. Anne, eldeft daughter of Sir William, died un- 
married. Frances, unmarried, and Ifabella, married to Richard 
Lybbe, of Hardwick, in Oxfordfhire, Efq. 

Sir Thomas Twifden, Bart, (fecond, but eldeft furviving fon 
of Sir William,) was twenty-one years of age at his father's de- 
ceafe. He married [in the year 17 10) Catharine, daughter and 
fole heir of Sir Francis Withens, Knt, one of the Judges of the 
King's-bench, and dying the 10th of October, 1712, left only- 
two, daughters, viz. Frances, married to George Ogle, Efq; 
nephew to the late Sir George Markham, Bart, and Catharine, 
married to George Cooke, Efq; (His widow afterwards married 
Brigadier-general Jocelyn, youngeft fon of Sir Robert Jocelyn, 
of Hyde-hall, in Hertfordfhire, Bart, and died, April, 1730 ;) 
whereupon the title and eftate defcended to his brother, 




his fucceftbr, Thomas, and Philip ; and had daughters, Jenny, 
and Harriet, who both died unmarried ; and Elizabeth. 

Sir William, his eldeft fon, who married the daughter of 

Jervis, Efq; fucceeded his father; and dying July 14', 

1767, left iftue three fons and one daughter. He was fucceed- 
ed by his eldeft fon, 

William, the prefent Baronet, a minor, at Wcftminfter 
School. 



Arm?. 



9 4 H A L E S, of Woodchurfch. 

Arms* Gyrony of four* Argent and Gules ; a Saltire, be* 
tvveen four Crofs Crofslets, all countetchang'd. 

Crest. On aWreathj a Cockatrice fejeant, Gules, winged, 
&c. Or, 

Seat. At Eaft-Peckham, in Kent* 



19. Hales, of Woodchurch, Kent* 

Created Baronet, June 29, 161 1. 

HP H E town of Hales, in the county of Norfolk, in all like- 
* lihood, gave name to this antient family ; for, Roger de 
Hales, (19 Henry II.) gave a tenement, which he was pofleiTed 
of in the fa id town, to" the abbey of Bungey, in that county ; 
and another Ro^er de Hales, 18 Edward I. was returned bv the 
Sheriff of Norfolk, as a Knight, or Freeman, on the Jury, in a 
caufe between the King, the Bifhop of Norwich, and Robert 
Tatefhale, &c. whom I take to be the fame perfon, whofe 
daughter, Alice, was Co beautiful, as to captivate, Thomas, of 
Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk, and Marfhal, one of the younger 
fons to King Edward I. from which marriage proceeded Mar- 
garet, who was created Duchefs of Norfolk for life, 21 Richard 
II. from whom, by the Lord Segrave, her hufbanJ, the illu- 
ftrious houfe of the Howards defcend, enjoying the Lh kedbmof 
Norfolk, and the hereditary Earl-marfhaHhij> of England. 

Nicholas Hales, of Hales -place, had ifiue. Sir Robert Hales, 
who was Knight-prior of the Hofpital of St. John of Jerufalem, 
and Admiral of the North parts of England, in the reign of 
King Edward III. and was conftituted 1 reafurer of England, 
1 Feb. 4 Rich. II. but in the fame year, had the hard fate, in. 
the beginning of the infurr reel ion tinder Wat Tyler, (called 
afterwards Jack Straw) to be dragged from his habitation, and 
fuller death on Tower-hill, and his houfe at Hybury, built like 
another paradife, was utterly destroyed in that popular fury. 

Sir Nicholas de Plales, Knt. brother and heir to this Sir Ro- 
bert, left ifilie, Thomas de Hales, of Hales-place, who had 
three fons j i.John, 2. Thomas, (from whom defcended the 
Hales, of Warwickfhire,) 3. Henry, whole fon, George, was 
f Ledenham, in Kent, and was father to Edward Hales, of 
Rumford, in EiTex. 

John, the eldeff fon, was fucceeded by Henry, his fon and 
heir, who took to wife Julian, daughter and heir of Richard 
Capel, of Lenden, in Tenderden', Efq; and had iffue two fons, 
John, h'.reafter mentioned, and Thomas, who was father of 

Sir 



HALES, of Woodchurch. 9$ 

Sir Chriftopher Hales, a noted Lawyer in the reign of King 
Henry Vlii. having been Solicitor-general, Attorney-general, 
and Mafter of the Rolls to the faid King. 

John, eldeft fon and heir of Henry Hales, of Hales-place, had 
iffue a fon of his own name, John Hales, who, I October, 1523, 
was conftituted Third Baron of the Exchequer ; and May 14, 
1529, 20 Hen. VIII. Second Baron of the Exchequer. He 
married Ifabel, daughter and coheir of Stephen Harris, and had 
ifTue four fons, and a daughter, Mildred, married to John Honey- 
wood, of Seen, near Hithe, in Kent, Efq; Of the fons, James, 
the eldeft-, will be mentioned hereafter : 2. Thomas, of Tha- 
nington, in Kent, anceftor to the Hales, of Beakfbourne, of 
whom, in its proper place : 3. Edward, anceftor to the branch, 
we are now treating of; and 4. William, of Nackington. 

Sir James, the eldeft fon, was made, on the coronation of 
King Edward VI. one of the forty Knights, after he was 
crowned, the ceremonies of the Bath being omitted, for want 
of time. In the third year of that reign, he was conftituted 
one of the Juftices of the Common-pleas, and was the only 
Judge that refufed (the reft bein^ frighted at the frowns of. the 
Duke of Northumberland) to fubferibe the King's will for diiln- 
hcriting the Ladies, Mary, and Elizabeth, as againft both law 
and confeience ; yet, in the next reign, by the influence of 
Stephen Gardner, Bilhop of Wincheftdr, and Lord Chancellor, 
he was committed to priibn, and. hardly ufed for urging the ob- 
fervation of fome laws of King Edward VI. and (o threatned 
by his Keeper, that he endeavoured to have killed himfelf; and 
"though the Queen, in confideration of his fidelity to her inter- 
efts, ordered his releafe, yet he afterwards grew melancholy, 
and in that change drowned himfelf, near his houfe in Kent, 

1555. He left jfiue, by his wife, , daughter and heir of 

Thomas Hales, of Henley, upon Thames, in Oxford, Efq; 
two fons, and a daughter. 

Humphrey, his eldeft fon, was father to Sir James Hales, 
knighted by Queen Elizabeth, at Cobham-hall, in Sept. 1573; 
t>ut this line is extinct. 

Edward, third fon of Baron Hales, by Margaret, his wife, 
daughter to John Honywood, of Seen, in Kent, Efq; had ifTue 
two daughters, Jane, wife of Sir Thomas Honywood, of Elm- 
fted, in Kent, Knt. and Elizabeth, married to William Auftin, 
of Tenterden, Efq; likewife three fons, John, and Edward, 
who left no ifTue, 3. William, who was fucceiTor both to his 
father, and brothers, in the eftate at Tenterden ; and having 
married Elizabeth, daughter to Paul Johnfon, of Fordvvich, in 
Kent, Efq; had two daughters, Mary, wife to Simon Smith, 
of Boughton-Monchelfey, in Kent, and Elizabeth, to Robert 

Ken rick, 



9 6 H A L E S, of Woodchurch- 

Kenrick, of King's-Sutton, in Northamptonfhire, Efq; and one 
fon, Edward. 

Which Edward, married Deborah, daughter and heir of 
Martin Hariackenden, of Woodchurch, in Kent, Efq; and 
having received the honour of Knighthood, was advanced to the 
dignity of a Baronet, 1611. He ferved in feveral Parliaments, 
and being ftrictly devoted to the liberty of the fubjecl:, took part 
with thcfe that raifed the rebellion againft Charles I. He died 
141 Oct. 1654, aged fevemy-eight. He had iflue by the aforefaid 
Deborah, four fons ; 1. John, 2. Edward, of Chilton, in Kent, 
(w.hofe fon, Ed ward,. by .the daughter of John Evelyn, of Dept- 
ford, in Kent, Efq; left iflue,) 3. Samuel, and 4. Thomas, who 
died without lilue. Sir Edward, having buried his firft wife,- 
married a fecond, Martha, daughter of Sir Matthew Carew, Knu 
and relict, of Sir James Cromer, of Tunftall, in Kent, Knt. 
whereby he added a fine eftate to his family. 

John, his eldeft fon, having married Chriftian, one of the 
daughters and coheirs of the aforefaid- Sir James Cromer, of 
Tunftal, in Kent, Knt. died in the life-time of his father, and 
left iflue, 

Sir Edward Hales, Bart, who, in his younger years, rifqued 
his perfon and fortune, in endeavouring the refcue of King 
Charles I. from his imprifonment in the Ifle of Wight, and from 
the hands of thofe men that brought him to the icaffbld ; but 
having contracted a debt of near 8co,oool. in order to maintain 
a body of troops he had raifed for the fervice of the King, and 
failing in all his enterprizes, he was at laft obliged to abandon 
his country. He died in France, fome years after the Reftora- 
tion, and left iflue by his Lady, one of the daughters and co- 
heirs of Thomas, Lord Wotton, of Boughton-Malherbe, in 
Kent, Sir Edward, his fuccefibr, John, of the Inner Temple, 
who died unmarried ; Charles, and Thomas, who alfo died un- 
married. 

Sir Edward Hales, Bart, (fon and heir of Sir Edward) was in 
much favour with King James II. under whom he had a regi- 
giment of foot, was one of his Privy-council, and one of the 
Lords of the Admiralty, and Deputy Governor of the Cinque 
Ports, and Lieutenant Governor of the Tower of London. At 
the Revolution, he was confined for a year and an half in the 
Tower 3 and on his releafe, went to France, was at La Hogue, 
.) embark for England, when Admiral" Ruflel burnt the French 
fliips ; and, in consideration of his fervices, w r as created Earl of 
Tenterden, in Kent, by the late King James, whilft he was in 
that kingdom ; he died in France, in 1695. He married 
Frances* daughter of Sir Francis Windibank, of Oxfordshire, 
JviH. who died 1693, and had ifTue five fons, and feven daughr 

ters. 






HALES, of Woodchurch. 97 

ters. Of the Tons, only Sir John furvived ; Edward, the eldcft, 
was killed at the battle of the Boyn, fighting for King James IL 
Charles, Robert,, and James, lived to men's eftate, and died un- 
married. Of the daughters, 

Anne, died unmarried. 

Mary, married Bauwens, Efq; Judge of the Admiralty, 

at Oftend. 

Frances, married the Right Honourable, Peter, Earl of Fin- 
gall, in the kingdom of Ireland. 

Jane, Elizabeth, and Catharine, died unmarried. And, 
Clare, wedded Mr. Hulley, of the kingdom of Ireland. 

Sir John Hales, his fucceflbr, married two wives ; firft, He- 
len, daughter of Sir Richard Sealing, of the kingdom of Ire- 
land, Secretary to the Queen Dowager of King Charles II. and 
fecondly, another Helen, daughter of Dudley Bagnall, of 
Newry, in the kingdom of Ireland, Efq; By the former, he had 
two fons ; 1. Edward, who married Mrs. Bulftrode, relicl: of 
Capt. Bulftrode, and grand-daughter of Sir Richard Bulftrode, 
Knt. (who died at St. Germains, in France, Oct. 171 1, aged 
one hundred and two,) by whom he left the prefent Sir Edward, 
about fourteen years of age, heir to the title and eftate ; and 
2. John, who died a batchelor ; and a daughter, Frances, 
married to George-Henry, late Earl of Litchfield, and is now 
living his widow. By his fecond Lady, he hath had ifTue 
three fons ; James, killed in Italy, 1735, being an Officer 
in the Emperor's fervice ; Alexander, and Philip. This Lady 
Hales died at Luckly, near Oakingham, in Berks, November 

On the death of Sir John, Sir Edward, his grandfon, fucceed- 
ed to the title, and married Mabella, daughter and heir of Sir 
John Webb, Bart, by whom he had one fon, and a daughter, 
Elizabeth, who died 1767. 

Arms. Gules, three Arrows, Or, feathered and bearded, 
Argent. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a dexter Arm, bended at the Elbow, 
and armed, proper, garnimed, Or, and bound about with a rib- 
band, Gules, holding an Arrow, as in the Arms. 

Seats. At St. Stephen's, near Canterbury, at Tunftall, and 
WooJchurch, all in Kent. 



Vol. I. H 2a, Wyvill 3 



* W Y V I L L, of Conftable-Burton. 

viLL, of Conflable-Burton, Yorkfhire. 

rested Baronet, Nov. 25, 161 1 *. 

Th i S family has teen of knightly degree ever fince the 
Conqueit, and is of Norman extraction, of the name of 
Vienviile, which family is now in being in France; and the 
prefect Sir Marmaduke Wyvill is the twenty-fifth in a lineal 
defcent from, 

1. Sir Humphry D'Wyvill, of Walworth and Slingfby-caftle, 
Knt. v ho came into England with William the Conqueror, on 
the Norman Invafion, as appears from Stow, Speed, and all the 
old chronicles, wherein the Battle-Abbey lift is preferved. 

2. Sir .John D'Wyvill, Knt. his fon, living in the time of 
William Rufus, married a daughter of Sir John Eulthorpe, Knt, 
whole fon, 

3. Oliver D'Wyvill, Efq; lived in the reigns of King Ste- 
phen and Henry II. He married Grace, the daughter of Sir 
John Vefcey, Knt. and was father of, 

4. Sir John D'Wyvill, Knt. living in the reign of K.John ; 
he married a daughter of Sir Adam Bruce, Knt. 

5. Sir .Robert D'Wyvill, Knt. bis fon, fucceeded him, in the 
reign of Henry III. and married Margaret, daughter of John 
Deleneyre, Efq; Lord of Blanfby. About this time lived John 
D'Wyvill, cf this family, who was one of the Barons of the 
Exchequer, and one of the Juftices of the Common-Pleas. 

6. Sir Marmaduke D'Wyvill, Knt. fon and heir of Sir Ro- 
bert, married a daughter of Sir John Elton, Knt. in the reign, 
of Edward I. 

7. Robert D'Wyvill, Efq; fucceeded his father, Sirlvfarma- 
duke, and was returned, anno 1294, 23 Edward L one of the 
Knights of the Shire for the county of Leicefter ; alio John 
D'Wyvill, Efq; of the fame lineage. In the reign of Edw. 11 . 
there w T as another Robert D'Wyvill, a branch of the fame fa- 
mily, who was appointed Keeper of the Great Seal, anno 1326. 
He was alfo a gieat Favourite with Edward III. being made 
Bifhop of Bath and Wells, at the earneft recommendation of 
that King to the Pope, and was afterwards tranilated to Salis- 
bury, of which he was Bifhop forty-five years. He died 
Sept. 4, 1375. 

8. Sir Thomas Wyvill, Knt. married to Ifabella, daughter 
of John Mowbeay, Efq. 

* From examination of the original patent, the date whereof has hi- 
therto been erroneoufly printed, (by Dugdale, and in other catalogue* 
of Baronets,) Nov. 25 r 1612. 

9. Sir 



WYVILL, of Conflable-Burton. 99 

$. Sir Thomas Wyvill, Knt. fon of Robert, temp. Rich. II. 
married Dorcas, daughter of Sir Randulf Bulmer, Knt. 

10. Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, Knt. fucceeded his father, Sir 
Thomas, in the fame reign, and married Barbara, daughter of 
Sir Randulf Gowle, Knt. 

11. Robert Wyvill, Efq; fon and heir of Sir Marmadulce, 
temp. Hen. V. married Jane, daughter of Edmund Darrel, Efq. 

12. Sir Richard Wyvill, Knt. his fon, having, in the year 
146 1, taken part with Henry VI. againft the Houfe of York, 
was flain at the battle of Towton, in Yorkfhire, and his eftate 
forfeited to Edward IV. 

13. Chriftopher Wyvill, Efq; fon of Sir Richard, married, 
in the reign of Edward V. a daughter of Richard LafTeis, Efq. 

14. Robert Wyvill, Efq; his fon, in the reign of Richard III. 
married Joan, the daughter and heir of John Pigot, Efq. 

15. Robert Wyvill, Efq; his fon and heir, fucceeded him in 
his elf ate, temp. Henry Vli. and married Anne, daugluer of Sir 
John Norton, Knt. 

16. Marmaduke Wyvill, Efq; fon and heir of Robert, in the 
reign of Henry VIII. married, i. Agnes, the daughter and 
heir of Sir Ralph Fitz-Randolph, of Spenithorne, Knt. Lord 
of Middleham, by Elizabeth, his wife, one of the daughters 
and coheirs of Ralph, Lord Scrope, of Mafllim. This Mar- 
maduke Wyvill, Efq; was elected one of the BurgefTes for Ripe- 
pon, in Yorkfhire, in the Parliament that met at Weftminfter, 
Oct. 5, in the firft year of Queen Mary's reign, anno 1553, 
and afterwards received the honour of Knighthood. He mar- 
ried to his fecond wife, the widow of Sir Roger Bellingham, 

Knt. and his third was Dorothy, daughter of , and relict 

Sir William St. Quintin, Knt. 

17. Chriftopher Wyvill, Efq; his fon and heir, by his flrft 
wire, (temp. Queen Mary) married Margaret, daughter of the 
Hon. John Scrope, Efq; younger fon of Henry, Lord Scrope ? 
of Bolton, by Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Henry Peircy, 
Earl of Northumberland, from whom were defcended the 
Scropes, Earls of Sunderland. 

18. Marmaduke, his fon and heir, was elected a Burgefs for 
Richmond, in Yorkfhire, in feveral Parliaments in the reign of 
Queen Elizabeth, who conferred the honour of Knighthood on 
him. He was afterwards created a Baronet by King James I. 
by Patent, dated Nov. 25, 161 1. He married Magdalen* daugh- 
ter of Sir Chriftopher Danby, of Thorpe- Park, in Yorkfhire, 
Knt. and died 161 3. Of his children that married, were, Mag- 
dalen, who was wife to Thomas Talbot, of Worvill, in Shrop- 
fhire, Efq; anceftor to the Talbots of that place : Chriftopher, 
hereafter mentioned, and Francis, who was Rector of Speni- 

H 2 thorne, 



ioo W Y V I L L, of Conftable-Burton. 



thorne, in Yorkftiire, and died 1649, leaving ifTue, by Helen, 
daughter of Thomas Norton, of Burneby, Efq; three fons ; 
I. Thomas Wyvill, of Bellerby, in Yorkftiire, who, by Mary, 
daughter of Chriftopher Place, of Dinfdale, in Durham, Efq; 
left only one daughter: 2. Edward Wyvill, who married two 
wives, firft, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Peirfon, of Richmond, 
in Yorkfhire, Efq; by whom he had ifTue one fon, Edward ; and 
by his fecond wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Norton, of Difli- 
ford, in Yorkfhire, one fon, Fiancis; 3. Rowland, who died 
without ifTue. 

19. Chriftopher Wyvill, Efq; eldeft fon of Sir Marmaduke, 
died in his father's life-time : He married Jane, daughter of Sir 
Robert Stapleton, of WTghill, in York/hire, Knt. and had ifTue 
four fons, and fix daughters ; 1. Marmaduke. 2. Henry, who died 
without ifTue. 3. William Wyvill, of Johnby, in Cumberland, 
(who married Mary, daughter of Leonard Mufgrave, of Johnby, in 
Cumberland, Efq; fon and heir of Sir William Mufgrave, of Hay- 
ton, in Cumberland, Knt. by whom he had ifTue, Chriftopher 
Wyvill, of Johnby, who married Frances, daughter of Sir Timothy 
Fetherfton, of Kiikfwald, in Cumberland, Knt.) and 4. Edward. 

20. Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, Bart, eldeft fon of Chriftopher, 
and fuccefFor to his grandfather, Sir Marmaduke, in the title and 
eftate, marritd Ifabel, dauahter and fole heir of Sir William Gaf- 
coigne, of Sedbury, in Yorkftiire, Knt. by whom he had feven 
fons, (though fix of them died unmarried, or without ifTue) and 
eight daughters, viz. 1. Mary, married to Arthur Beckwith, of 
Aldborough, in Yorkftiire, Efq; father of the firft Sir Roger 
Beckwith, Bart. 2. Jane, to Robert Wyld, of Hunton, Efq; 3. 
Jfabel, to the Hon. James Darcy, of Sedbury-park, in York- 
Iliiie, Efq; a younger fon of Conyers, Lord Darcy. 4, Grace, 
to George Wirham, of Cliff, Efq; 5. Olive, to George Menill, 
of Aldborough, Efq; 6. Elizabeth, to Sir William Dalton, of 
Hawkfworth, Knt. grandfather to Sir Charles Dalton, Knt. late 
Uftier of the Black Rod. 7. Anne, to Thomas Dalton, Efq; 
younger brother of the faid Sir William ; and 8. Dorothy, who 
died unmarried. This Sir Marmaduke was Sheriff of Yorkftiire, 
in the 9th of Charles I. and fuffered greatly in the civil wars for 
his loyalty to that King, being twice plundered by Oliver Crom- 
wclPs troops, befides paying 1 34.3I. ccmpolition for his eftate, 
which was fcqueftered. He died in 1648. 

2 j. Sir Chriftopher, fon and heir of Sir Marmaduke, was cho~ 
fen Member of Parliament for Richmond, in Yorkftiire, on the 
Roftoration of King Charles II. He married Urfula, eldeft: 
daughter of Conyers, Lord Darcy, qIAzQ: fon of the Earl of 
Iloldernefs and died 1665, leaving three fons, and two daugh- 
ters ; J. Sir William, who fucceeded him. 2. Francis, who was 

Receiver- 



WYVILL, of Conftable-Burton. 101 

Receiver-general of the Land-tax for Yorkfhire, Durham, and 
Northumberland, many years, in which poll he continued till 
his death, Oct. 22, 17 1 7, in the feventy-fuft year of his age: 
He married Anne, daughter of Sir William Caviev, of Bromp- 
ton, Yodfhre, Bart, (who died Feb. 4, 1713, aged feventy- 

one) by whom he had three daughters ; Urfula, married to 

Chivers, of Yorkfhire, Efq; Barbara, who died unmarried, and 
Frances. Chriftopher, third fon of Sir Chriftopher, was Doctor 
of Divinity, and Dean cf Rippon, in Yorkfhire, twenty-four 
years : He married , and died, 17 10, aged fifty-nine, leav- 
ing two fons, Chriftopher, and William : The two daughters of 
Sir Chriftopher Wyviil, Bart, were, Dorothy, married to Charles 
Tankard, Efq; fon and heir of Sir Charles Tankard, of Whixley, 
in Yorkfhire, Knt. and Barbara, married to St. John Thompfon, 
of Crawlev, in Bedfordlhire, Efq; 

22. Sir William Wyviil, Bart, fon and heir of Sir Chrifto- 
pher, married Anne, fole daughter of James Brook, of Elling- 
thorp, in Yorkfhire, Efq; (father of Sir James Brook, Bart.) he 
died, 1684, leaving iilue, 1. Sir Marmaduke, his eldeft fon and 
fucceftbr ; 2. D'Arcy, who was an Officer in the army, and 
afterwards Collector of Excife ; he died at Derby, Jan. 5, 1734, 
leaving two fons and a daughter ; 3. John, who was one of the 
Prebendaries of St. Paul's, and Rector of Orfet, in Eftex, who 
died unmarried, June 21, 17 17. The two daughters of Sir Wil- 
liam were, Prifcilia, married to Major Kemp, who died 1729, 
leaving two fons and five daughters ; and Urfula, who died un- 
married. 

23. Sir Marmaduke Wyviil, Bart, the eldeft fon, who fuc- 
ceeded his father in title and eftate, ferved in Parliament as one 
of the Burgeflesfor Richmond, in Yorkfhire, 7 William III. and 
in the firit year of Queen Anne, was conftituted one of tne Com- 
mifiioners of the Duties on Salt, from whence he was, that year, 
removed to be a Commirlioner of the Excife, in which poft he 
continued till his death, anno 1722. He married Henrietta-Maria 
Yarburgh, (Maid of Honour to Queen Catharine and Queen 
Mary,) daughter of Sir Thomas Yarburgh, of Snaith, in York- 
fhire, Knt. by Henrietta-Maria, his wife, daughter and coheir 
of Col. Blagg, of Suffolk; the other fifter and coheir, married 
Sidney, Earl of Godolphin, Lord High Treafurer in the reign of 
Queen Anne. This Sir Marmaduke left iftue three fons, and 
four daughters ; 1. Sir Marmaduke, his fuccefTor : 2. Thomas, 
who was one of the Commiftioners of the Hawkers and Pedlars, and 
Accomptant-general of the Excife ; he died unmarried, in 1731. 
3. Chriftopher, who was one of the Commiftioners of Excife for 
North Britain, and Comptroller of the Excife-cafh x in England. 

H 3 He 



1 02 W Y V I LL, of Ccnilable-Burton. 

He married, in 1723, firit, Elizabeth, daughter of Captain Ste- 
phen Martin Leake, heir to the late Admiral Leake, by whom 
he had fix children, but (lie dying in 1732, left only one daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth : In the year 1739, he married, fecondly, Henrietta, 
daughter and coheir of Francis Afty, of Black-Notley, in EiTex, 
Hamburgh-merchant, by Elizabeth, his wife, the only furviving 
filler of Sir Fi(her Tench, Bart. Chriftopher died in 1753* 
leaving iifue by hie firft wife, one daughter, Elizabeth, and by 
his fecond, one fon, Marmaduke Afty Wyvill, of whom hereafter. 
Anne, dded daughter of Sir Marmaduke, was Maid of Honour 
to Queen Anne, and married John Wyvill, of Walton upon 
Thames, in Surry, Efq; late Lieutenant-colonel of the Duke of 
Argyle's regiment of Horfe ; foe died in 1731, without iffue. 
Margaret, the fecond daughter, married John Purcell, Etq; Yeo- 
man of the Robes to his late Majefty, when Prince of Wales ; 
he died in 1 731, leaving her a widow, without iffue. Mrs. Pur- 
cell died in 1755. Urfula, the third daughter, married Mr. Lah- 
den Jones, and died in 1733* leaving two fons> and a daughter. 
Mary, the fourth and younger} daughter, married the Rev. Mr. 
Gee, Reclor of Cherry-Burton, in Yorkfhire, and Foxholes, in 
Derbyfhire, who died in 1736, without iffue. 

24. Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, fon and heir of Sir Marmaduke, 
beforementioned, was appointed Poft-mafter -general of Ireland, 
anno 1736. He married, in 1716, Cary, daughter of Edward 
Coke, of Ho'kham, in Norfolk, Efq; and fifter to the Right Hon. 
the Lord Loveil, Knight of the Bath ; fhe died in 1732. Sir 
Marmaduke dying in 1754, without iffue, he was fucceeded by 
bis nephew, 

25. Sir Marmaduke Afty Wyvill, only fon of Chriftopher 
Wyvill, Efq; by his fecond wife, born in 1742. He is the 
twenty-fifth defcendant from Sir Humphry de Wyvill, who came 
into England with William the Conqueror, and is yet un- 
married. 

Arm.?. Gules, three Chevronels, braced in bafe, Vaire, and a 
Chief, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Wyvern, with the Wings elevated, 
Argent, breathing Flames., proper. 

Motto. Par la volant e de Dim* 

Slat. At Conicable- Burton, and Ofgodby, both in the 
county of York, 



21. Temple, 



TEMPLE, of Stowe. 193 

21. Temple, of Stowe, Buckinghamshire. 

Created Baronet, Nov. 25, 1612. 

'IpHIS family is faid to be dcfcended, by a younger fon, from 
"* Leofrick,' who, before the Norman invafiori, was JEari of 
Chefter. They took their denomination of Temple from a 
manor of that name in the county of Leicefter. Of tl ' *nor, 
and Little Sheepey, Henry de Temple was Lord, in the r ign of 
King John. This Henry was fucceeded by his ion Jpn;j, who 
had a fon, Richard, the father of Nicholas, and he cf mother 
Richard, from whofe fon, Nicholas, defended Peter, -.vh^ la the 
reign of Edward VI, and Queen Elizabeth, "purchafed feveral 
lands in the county of Warwick, and Stowe, in Bifckingjiarnfii re. 
He was fucceeded by his fon, John, who married Sufan, daugh- 
ter and coheir of Thomas Spencer, of Eve* ton, in N- thamj |pn- 
fhire, (anceftor to the prefentDuke of Marlborough, and tCarl Spen- 
cer,) and dying in 1603, left iiVue fix fons and fix dau^iters- 

Sir Thomas, his eldeft fon, hrft received the honour S Knigh- 
hood, and, on the 25th of November, 1612, was advanced to the 
dignity of a Baronet. 

Sir Peter, his fon and heir, who fucceeded him, was knighted 
in his father's life-time, and was, from the fir ft of Charies I. to 
the time of the Ufurpation, a Member of Parliament for the town 
of Buckingham. 

Sir Richard, his fon and heir, alfo fucceeded his father in Par- 
liament, particularly in that which reftored the Royal V:miy, 
and was afterwards, for his faithful fervices, created a Kmght of 
the Bath. In 1668, he was Ambafhdor Extraordinary to Aix 
la Chapelle ; on the 17th of April, 1689, appointed one of the 
Commiffioners of the Cufloms, and dieu in 1694. He married 
Mary, daughter of Knap, of Oxfordshire, Efq; by whom 
he had four fons and fix daughters. 

He was fucceeded by Sir Richard, his eldeft fon and heir, who 
was chofen, on his father's death, for the town of Buckingham, 
and 4 Queen Anne was one of the Knights of the Shire. In. 
Queen Anne's reign he gained great honour by his bravery and 
conduct in the wars in Flanders, where, on Jan. 11, 1709-16, 
he was made a Lieutenant-General, and, by his Majcity King 
George I. created Baron and Vifcount Cobham, of Cobham, in 
Kent. He was alfo appointed one of his Majeity's Privy Council, 
AmbafTador Extraordinary to the Emperor, and Colonel of his 
own Royal regiment. He married Anne, daughter of Edmu:ii 
Halfey, Efq; but died, in 1749, without ilTue, when the Peer ge 
in iiim became extinct, but the title of Baronet defcended to 

H 4 Sir 



104 GOSTWICK, of Willington. 

Sir William Temple, the next male heir, who died April 10, 
1760, and was fucceeded by his brother, 

Sir Peter, who alfo died in Feb. 1761 ; the title and eftate then 
defcended to his fon, 

Sir Richard, the prefent Baronet, who married Anna Sophia, 
daughter of Sir William Temped, Bart, and had a Ton, born 
Airlift 141 1763. In 1761, Sir Richard was appointed one of 
the CommilTioners of the Navy, in 1764 made one of the Com- 
mifTioners of the Revenue at New York, and is now one of the 
Commiiftoners of the Navy. 

Arms. Quarterly, fir ft and fourth, Or, an Eagle difplayed, 
Sable j fecond and third, Argent, two Bars, Sable, on each three 
Martlets, Or. 

Crest. In a Ducal Coronet, a Martlet, clcfe, both Or. 

Motto. I'etnpla quam d\lc5la. 



22. Go st wick, of Willi ngton, Bedfordshire. 
Created Baronet, Nov. 25, 161-2, 

^TpHIS ancient family was po^tiled of Willington, in.Bed- 

fordfhire, in the reign of King Henry III. William de Goft- 
wick being Lord thereof, anno 1209, 9 Henry III. and his fon, 
Hugo Goftwick, in the reign of King Edward I. from whom, 
after (ix generations, defcended Sir John Goftwick, of Willing- 
ton, Km. living in the reign of King Henry VI. John Goft- 
wick, and William Goftwick, in 12 Henry VII. were farmers of 
the fifhery of the river Oufe, and of the coney-warren of- Wil- 
lington. 

Sir John Goftwick, Knt. fon and heir of Sir John, was Trea- 
furer of the Firft-fruits and Rents to King Henry -VIII. and 
afterwards Mailer of the Horfe to that King : He married Mar- 
garet, daughter of Oliver, Lord St. John, and had iflue by her, 
John, his fon and heir. 

Which John Goftwick married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Wil- 
liam Petre, of Ingerftone, in Eiiex, Knt. and was fucceeded in 
his eftate by his fon, William Goftwick, Efq, who married Mar- 
tha, daughter and coheir of Sir Humphry Ratclifte, of Elftow, in 
Suflex, Knt. (by his wife Ifabel, daughter and heir of Edmund 
Harvey, of Elftow, Efq;) and fitter of Edward RatdifTe, Earl of 
Sufiex, and, by her, was father of a fon of his own name, who 
fucceeded him in the eftate. 

Which William Goftwick, Efq; was High Sheriff of the 
county of Bedford, 37 Eliz. and was, by King James i. advanced 

to 



G O S T W I C K, of Willington, 105 

to the dignity of a Baronet. He married Jane, daughter and heir 
of Flenry Owen, of Wotton, in Bedfordfhire, Efq; by whom he 
had feveral children. 

Sir Edward Goftwick, his eldeft fon, was knighted at White- 
hall, anno 1607, and fucceeded his father in the title and' eftate. 
This Sir Edward, by Anne, his wife, daughter of John Went- 
worth, of Gosfield, Efq; (and fifter to Sir John Wentworth, 
of the fame place, Knight and Baronet,) had ifTue three fons 
and five daughters ; the fons were, 1. Si-r Edward, his fuccefTor. 
2. Thomas, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Mynheer Dori- 
flaus, AmbafTador from Holland to Oliver Cromwell, and 1 died 
without iiTue. 3. William, who was born deaf and dumb; he 
wasofCople, in Bedfordfhire, and dying 1696, was buried at 
Cople ; and by Joan, daughter of Mr. Anthony Wharton, of St. 
Sepulchre's, London, had three fons, William, Edward, and 
William, who all died young ; and two daughters, Mary, who 
died young, and Anne, married to Mr. Eames, of Northill, in 
Bedfordfhire. The daughters of Sir Edward were, 1. Elizabeth, 
married to Francis Reading, of Willington. 2. Mary, married, 
fir ft, to William Spencer, of Copie, in Bedfordfhire, Efq; and 
fecondly, to Sir Clement Armiger, of Cople, Knt. 3. Frances, 
married to James Mordaunt, Efq; fecond (on of Henry, Lord 
Mordaunt, of Turvey, uncle to Henry, Earl of Peterborough. 

4. Anne, married to Thome; and 5. Jane, married to 

Oliver, of St. Neot's, in Huntingdonfhire. 

Sir Edward Goftwick, eldeft fon of Sir Edward, fucceeded his 
father in title and eftate ; he was born deaf and dumb, and mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Sir William Lytton, of Knebworth, in 
Hertfordshire, Knt. and had iiTue five fons, and one daughter ; 
Edward, died young, in the life-time of his father; Sir William, 
was his fuccefTor ; Charles, John, and Rowland, who ail died un- 
married, and the daughter alfo. 

Which Sir William Goftwick, Bart, who fucceeded his father 
in title and eftate, was elected, in feveral Parliaments, one of the 
Knights of the Shire for the county of Bedford, viz. from the 
tenth of King William, ro the twelfth year of Queen Anne ; and 
having married Mary, daughter of Sir William Boteler, of Wat- 
ton- Woodhall, in Hertford fh ire, Knight of the Bath, had iiTue 
two fons, and three daughters ; John ; William, who died an 
infant; as did alfo Elizabeth, and Mary ; and Anne, married to 
Edward Nelthorpe, Efq; fecond fon of SirGoddard Nelthorpe,Bart. 

John, the eldeft fon, died in the life-time of his rather : He 
married Martha, daughter of Anthony Hammond, of Cambridge, 
Efq; of the fame family with thofe of Somerfham, in Hunting- 
donfhire, and left iiTue two fons, and a daughter; Sir William, 
fuccefTor to his grandfather, and John, who belonged to the Cus- 
toms, 



ie6 WRAY, of Glentworth. 

toFps, at Boften, in Lincolnfhire, and married Marv,. elded daugh- 
toi of Robert BelJ, of Bedford, Efq; and re] id of Throck- 
morton, of Bucks, Efq; but died without iflue. 

Sir William Goftwick, the prefent Baronet, fucceffor to his 
grandfather in the title, is as yet unmarried. 

Arms. Argent., a Bend, Gules, between fix Cornifh Choughs, 
proper, on a Chief, Azure, three Mullets, Or. 

Crest. On a Torce, a Grif&n's Head couped, Or, between 
two Wings, Azure. 

Seat. Willington, Bedfordshire. 



23. Wray, of Glentworth, Lincolnihire. 

Created Baronet, Nov. 25, 16 12. 

C I R Chriftopher Wray, Knt. Lord Chief Juftice of England, 
father of Sir William, abovemcmioned, was the flrft of this 
family that refided at Glentworth ; but his anceftors were an- 
ciently feated in the Bifhopricjc of Durham, and afterwards pof- 
fefled eflates in Richmondfhire, in the county of York. 

John Wray, of Richmond, by Alice, his wife, daughter of 

Thomas Clyburn, had iflue, Richard, who, by his wife 

daughter of John Udall, had iflue, Humphry Wray, who mar- 
ried a daughter of Warcop, and was fuceeeded in his eftate 

fey Robert, his fon and heir, who, by his wife, a daughter of John 
Danby, had ilfue four foils, William, Thomas, John, and Chri- 
stopher. 

William, the<ldeft fon, had to wife -, daughter and heir 

jof . ,, , Jackfon, of Snydall, jn Yorkfhire, and had iflue feveral 
fons and daughters ; four of the fons, Chriftopher, Richard, Tho- 
inas, and Leonard, lived to men's eftate, and had pofterity. 

Chriftopher, the eldeff, was, by Queen Elizabeth (who knew 
well the deferts of her Ministers and Servants,) promoted to the 
ihigh ftatkm of Chief Juftice of England. He had ferved forBur- 
rowbridge, in Yorkshire, in all the Parliaments called -by Queen 
Mary : And being an eminent Lawyer, and well verfed in parlia- 
mentary proceedings, was chofen Speaker of the Houfe of Com- 
pons, in the next .reign. 4 Eliz. he was elected Autumn- 
jR.eader to the Society of Lincoln's-Inn, to which perfons of 
great learning -were always chofen. The year following, Quad- 
Reader of the fame Society, and was again Autumn-Reader 
^ Eliz. in which year, on the iSth of June, he was called to the 
degree of Queen's Serjeant at Law, a-nd foon after knighted ; and 
;*he 14th of May, *4iiz. promoted to be one of the Juftices of 

the 



W R A Y, of Glentworth. 107 

Common-Pleas ; and two years after, viz. the 8th of November, 
16 Eliz. was conftituted Lord Chief Juftice of the Queen's- 
Bench. He was an upright Judge ; for though he rcfpe&cd 
every man in his proper Nation, when he was off the Bench, 
when he was upon it, he had no fuch regard for the greateft of 
men, fo as to bias his judgment. He died, May 8, 1592, after 
having fat on that Bench feventeen years, and filled it with great 
credit to himfelf, and fatisfaction to others ; his piety, probity, 
charity, and juftice, rendering him revered by tne greateft men 
of that asc, and his death generally lamented. Her Majefty, 
Queen Elizabeth, had fo juft a fenfe of his merits and fervices, 
that ilie gave him the profits of her coinage, till he had built 
that no'olc houfe now remaining at Glentworth. He left iffue, 
by Anne his wife, daughter of Nicholas Girlington, of Nor- 
fnanby, in Yorkfhire, Efq; one ion, William, and two daugh- 
ters, Ifabel, married firft to Godfrey Foljamb, Efq; fecondly to 
Sir William Bowes, Knt. thirdly, to John, Lord D'Arcy ; and 
Frances, firft married to Sir George St. Paul, of Snarford, Bart, 
and afterwards to Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick. 

William, his only fun, ferved in Parliament for Grimfby, 
in his father's life-time, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, and 
elected Knight of the Shire for the county of Lincoln, in the 
laft Parliament fhe called ; and by King James I. was created a 
Baronet, 1712. He died the 13th of Auguft, 1617, at Afhfby, 
in the county of Lincoln. He had iffue by his firft wife, Lucy, 
eldeft daughter of Sir Edward Montague, of Boughton, in Nor- 
th amptonlhire, Knt. (anceftor to the Dukes of Mountague and 
Mancefter, and the Earls of Sandwich and Hallifax) ten fons 
and five daughters. 

Sir William, had by his fecond wife, Frances, relict, of Sir 
Nicholas Clifford, and daughter to Sir William Drury, of 
Hawfted, in Suffolk, Knt. Lord Deputy of Ireland, and coheir 
to her brother, Sir Robert Drury, of the fame place, Knt. two 
fons, Sir Chriftopher, hereafter mentioned, and Charles, who 
died in Spain ; alfo a daughter, Frances, wife of Sir Anthony 
Irby, of Bofton, in Lincolnfhire, Knt. Of the fons of the 
firft marriage, only Sir John, and Edward, furvived to men's 
eftate ; the latter was Groom of the Bedchamber to King 
Charles I. and married Elizabeth, fole daughter and heir of 
Francis, Earl of Berkshire, and Baron Norris, of Rycot, in 
Oxfordfhire ; but having no male iffue, only one daughter, 
Bridget, his fole heir, who married firft, Edward Sackvil, Efq; 
fecond fon of Edward, Earl of Dorfet, by whom ihe had no 
iffue ; and fecondly, Montague Bertie, Earl of Lindfey ; James 
Bertie, Efq; (eldeft fon by the faid marriage) had the title of 
Baron Norris allowed him, by defcent, from his mother, at the 

Refto- 



io8 WRAY, of Glentworth. 

Reftoration of King Charles II. and was afterwards created 
Earl of Abingdon. 

Sir John, (e!deft fon of Sir William Wray, by his firft 
I/ady) was knighted in the life-time of his father, and fucceed- 
ed to the title, and the eftate at Glentworth : He ferved as 
Knight of the Shire for Lincoln, in three feveral Parliaments, 
called by King Charles I. and by Griffil, daughter and heir of 
Sir Hugh Bethell, of Ellerton, in Yorkihire, Knt. had iffue 
five fons, and three daughters ; Sir John, Chriftopher, Theo- 
philus, William, and Bethell; Frances, who married John 
Hotham, Efq; fon and heir of Sir John Hotham, ofScorburgh, 
in Yorkihire, Bart. Griffil, the wife of Anthony Thorold, of 
Marfton, in Lincolnshire, Efq; and Theodoiia, wedded to Sir 
Richard Barker, Knt. 

Sir John Wray, (elded G>n of the J aft Sir John) married, firft, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Wi'loughby, of Rifley, in 
Derbyihire, Bart, and widow of Sir Simon D'Ewes, of Stow- 
hall, in Suffolk, Bart, and fhe deceahng without iffue, he 
took to his fecond wife, Sarah, daughter of Sir John Evelyn, 
of Weft-Dean, in Wilts, Knt. (who furviving him, re- 
married to Thomas, Vifcount Fanfliaw, and afrerwards, to 
George Vifcount Caftleton) by whom he had an only daughter, 
Elizabeth, who was his heir, and married the Hon. Nicholas 
'Saunderfon, Efq; (eideft fon of Sir George Saunderfon, Bart. 
Lord Vifcount Caftleton, of the kingdom of Ireland) who had 
jffie by her Wray Saunderfon, who married Mary, eldeft 
daughter of the Earl of Rockingham, and died without chil- 
dren; Elizabeth, his mother, furviving, who was poffeffed of 
the Glentworth eftate on the death of her father, Sir John 
Wray, Bart, all his brothers dving without iffue, fo that the 
inaie line of the ftrft marriage of Sir William (the firft created 
to the title of Baronet) being extinguiftied, the faid dignity de- 
scended to the heirs of the faid Sir William, by his fecond wife, 
Frances, daughter of Sir William Drury, Knt. And, 

Having already mentioned that Sir Chriftopher was the only 
furviving (on of the faid marriage, aii that is farther to be ob- 
ferved of him, is, th.it he received the honour of Knighthood 
from King James, ferved in feveral Parliaments, and by his 
wife Albina, fecond daughter and coheir to.Edward Cecil, Vif- 
count Wimbledon, third (on of the Earl of Exeter, had iffue 
four fons, Sir William, Edward, Sir Drury, and Cecil, who 

married the daughter of Creily, of Brigflcy, in Lincoln- 

fk ire, Efq; by whom he had one fon, William, and one daugh- 
ter who died unmarrried: William, his only fon, married 
Ifabella, one of the daughters and coheirs of J' hn Uliithome, 
of Slemingford, in the county of York, Efq; by whom he had 

iffue 



W R A Y, of Glentworth. 109 

i flue -three fons ; Sir John, hereafter mentioned ; William, arid 
Cecil, and four daughters. 

Sir William Wrav, of Afhby, the eldeft fon, born about the 
year 1625, was advanced to the dignity of a Baronet, June 27, 
1660, in the twelfth year of King Charles II. at which time 
he ferved in Parliament for Grimfby, and departing this life, 
1670, had ifTue by his wife, Olympia, daughter to Sir Hum- 
phrey Tufton, Knt. and Bart, (a younger ion to John, Earl of 
Thanet) fix daughters, that became his coheirs ; 1. Margaret, 
married to the Rev. Dr. Jeffries, Prebendary of Canterbury, 
brother to the Lord Chancellor Jeffries ; 2. Tufton,' married to 
Sir James Montague, Knt. Lord Chief Baron of the Exche- 
quer, (and brother to Charles, Earl of Hallifax ;) 3. Drury, 
married to Sir William Sanderfon, of Combe, in Greenwich, 

Bart. U flier uf the Black Rod ; 4. , married to Lewis ; 

an 1 two that died unmarried ; and four fons, Sir Chriftopher, 
Edward, William, and Drury, who all died without iflue. 

Sir Chriftopher, the elded, fucceeded his father in the title 
and eftate ; and on the death of his coufin, Sir John Wray, of 
Glentworth, fucceeded in that Baronetlhip ; but dying without 
ifTue, the patent his father received from King Charles II. be- 
came extindt ; and the title by the firft patent, defcended to his 
coufm, Sir Baptift-Edward Wray, fon of Edward, (fecond fon 
of Sir Chriftopher Wray, Knt. before-mentioned) by his wife, 
Dorothy, daughter and heir of Hannibal Horfley, of the Iile of 
Wi^ht, Efq; and widow of the Hon. Fane, Efq. 

Which Sir Baptift-Edward Wray, died likewife without if- 
fue ; whereupon the title came to his uncle, Sir Drury Wray, 
third fon of Sir Chriftopher, eldeft fon (by the fecond venter) 
of the ftrft Sir William Wrav, Bart, before-mentioned. 

Which Sir Drury Wray, Bart, was born in Lincolnshire, 
July 29, 1633, and married Anne, daughter and heir of Tho- 
mas Cafey, of Rathcannon, in the county of Limerick, Efq; 
(by his wife Bridget, daughter and coheir of Sir John Dowdall, 
Knt.) he had iffue by her three fons ; Sir Chriftopher, William, 
(who died in the life-time of his father) and Sir Cecil, with fe- 
veral daughters. Sir Drury died the 30th of October, 1710. 

Sir Chriftopher, his eldeft fon, fucceeded to the title and 
eftate. He was in arms for his Majefty King William, at the 
battle of the Boyne, and other actions in that kingdom ; and 
afterwards ferved in the wars in Flanders, Spain, and Portugal,. 
in the reign of Queen Anne, being Lieutenant-Colonel in Gtn. 
Farrington's regiment, and eminently diftinguiihed himfelf at 
the head of his regiment, at the attack of Oltend. In the year 
1 7 10, he was preparing to go again for Spain, and being at 
Portfmouth to embark with the fleet, died there, unmarried, 

Nov. 



no AYLOFFE, of Braxted-Magna. 

Nov. 21, i; 10. Upon his death, the title and eftate devolved 
on Sir CeciJ, his only brother. 

Which Sir Cecil Wray, Bart, was a Captain in the fame re- 
giment with his brother, and fervcd in Flanders, Spain, and Por- 
tugal, and High Sheriff of Lincolnfhire, 1720. He married 
Mary, daughter of Edward Harrifon, of Morely, in the county 
of Antrim, in Ireland, Efq; (by Johanna, his wife, daughter 
of the Right Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Taylor, Bilhop of Drummore, 
Downe, and Connor, in that kingdom) by whom he had no 
iflue, and dying, May, 1736, was fucceeded in the title by his 
co u fin, 

Sir John Wray, Bart, eldeft fon of William, the only fon of 
Cecil, the fourth fon of Sir Chriftopher Wray, Bart, by Albina, 
daughter and coheir of Edward, Lord Vifcount Wimbleton, 
before mentioned. He married Frances, daughter of Fairfax 
Norcliffe, of Langton, in the Eaft-Ridm<rof Yorkfhire, Efq; 
by whom he had iffue, Sir Cecil, his fucceubr; John ; Mary; 
Ifabella, married toCapt. Dalton, and Frances. Sir John died 
Jan. 26, 1752, and was fucceeded in title and eftate by his 
eldeft fon, 

Sir Cecil Wray, the prefent Baronet, who is unmarried. 

Arms. Azure, on a Chief, Or, three Martlets, Gules. 

Crest. On a Wreath, an Oftrich, Or. 

Motto. Et pijtc ct way. 

Seat. At Summer Caftle, Lincolnihire. 



24. Ayloffe, of Braxted-Magna, Eflhc* 

Created Baronet, Nov. 25, 1612. 

HP HE ancient feat and habitation of this family, which is of 
* Saxon extraction, was at Bodion-Aloph, near Wye, in 
the county or Kent, of which town they were poftefied, in the 
reign of Henry III. and which place, as Mr. Philipot obferves, 
4 had that appellative diiiin&ion united to its name, to intimate 
4 to us, that in the Saxon time, it owned the jurifdi&ion of one 
< Alulphus, a Saxon.' From this Aiulphus, defcended - 
Alifr, a perfon of great note, in the time of Edward the Con- 
fellbr. 

About the reign of King Henry VI. John AylofFwas feated 
at HornchurCh, in the county of Eilex, and by Anne, his wife, 
daughter to Thomas Weft, Efq; had iffue, Thomas AylofT, 
of the fame place, and of Sudbury, in Suffolk, a man of great 
feme, and large pofteffcong, in the counties of Eflex, and Suffolk, 

living 



AYLOFFE, of Braxted-Magta. 1 1 1 

jiving temp, Edw. IV. who had iffue by Agnes, his wife, daugh- 
ter to William Birch, (by Alice, his wife, daughter to Roger 
Grice, of Norfolk,) a ion, William, and a daughter, Agnes, 
married to Sir John Bruges, Lord Mayor of London, 13 Henry 
VIII. arid by whom fhe had Anthony Bruges, from whom the 
Barons of Chandos are defcended, and Winifred Bruges, mar- 
ried to Sir Richard Sackville, of Buckhurft^ father of Sir Tho- 
mas Saclcville, Baron Buckhurft, and Earl of Dorfet. 

William, his eldeft fon, fucceeded to the eftate, and married 
Audery, daughter of Sir John Shaw, Knt. and Alderman of 
London, by whom he had three children, William, Thomas, 
and Agnes. 

Thomas, the youngeft, was a Merchant, free of the Com- 
pany of Barber-Surgeons, in London ; and when Bridge- Ward 
was'finifhed, 4 Edw. VI. the firft elected Alderman of it : He 
was afterwards knighted, and died 2 Philip and Mary. He left 
William, his fon and heir, by his wife Elizabeth, (or Ifabel) 
daughter of Thomas, and filter of Sir Edward Walfmgham, 
Knt. who had iiTue, a fon of his own name, William AylofFe, 
ETq: who was brought up to the ftudy of the law. 

William AylofF, Efq; eldeft brother to the aforefaid Sir Tho- 
mas, was High Sheriff of EfTex and Hertfordmire, 6 Eliz. and 
left iiTue, by Agnes, his wife, daughter to Sir Thomas Ber- 
nardifton, of Ketton, in Suffolk, Knt. (fry Anne, daughter of 
Sir Thomas Lucas, of Colchefter, in EfTex, Knt.) William, 
kis fon and heir. 

Which William was High Sheriff of the county of EfTex, 36 
Eliz. and made one of the Judges of the King's Bench, 20 Eliz. 
and having married Jane, daughter to Euftace Sulyard, of Fle- 
mings, in Suffolk, Efq; had iffue three fons ; 1. William; 2. 
Thomas, who married Mary Gufcciardine, of the family of the 
Guicciardines, of Florence, and was father to Guicciardine Ay- 
lofF, Secretary of the Dutchy of Lancafter ; 3. George, who 
died without iffue ; and one daughter, Margaret, wife to Ed- 
mund Broom, Efq; of Oxfordfhire. 

Sir William AylofFe, Knt. (eldeft fon and heir of the laft 
William,) fucceeded to the eftate, and refiding at Braxted- 
Magna, was knighted by King James I. at the Charter-houfe, 
with many more, on his firft arrival at London, and was after- 
wards advanced by the faid King, to the degree of a Baronet, 
1 61 2. He married three wives ; firft, Catharine, daughter and 
coheir to John "Sterne, ofMelburne, in Cambridgefhire, Efq; 
and had iffue by her, three fons, and four daughters ; Mary, 
wife of Sir Anthony Thomas, of Cobham, in Surry, Knt. 
Elizabeth, wife of Gervafe Lee, of Norwell, in Nottingham- 
ffiire,Efq; ~Aiine, who died without iffue -, and Jane, wedded to Ed- 
ward 



112 A Y L O F F E, of Braxted-Magna. 

ward Kighley, of Grays, in EfTcx, Efq; Of the fons, William, 
the eldeft, died in the life-time of his father, in the Weft 
Indies. Sir Benjamin, fecond fon, fucceeded in the title and 
eftate. James, third fon, had his mother's eftate, at Mel- 
burne, in Cambridgefhire : And from his firft wife, Jane, 
daughter to Sir William Herris, of Shenfield, in Effex, Knt. 
defcended William AylofTe, of Bafingburn, in Cambridgefhire, 
Efq; and by his fecond wife, Elizabeth, daughter to Thomas 
Penyfton, of Rochefter, Efq; Thomas Ayloffe, Doctor of the 
Civil Laws, deceafed. 

Sir William Ayloffe, Bart, by his fecond wife, Barbara, 
daughter and heir to Thomas Sexton, had two fons who lived 
to man's eftate ; I. Thomas, of Gray's-inn, Efq; who married" 
Elizabeth, daughter to Edward Wentworth, of Booking, in 
Effex, Efq; and was father to Benjamin Ayloffe, of Gray's-inn, 
Efq; who married Victoria, daughter to Alexander Erefkin, 
Efq; fon to John, Earl of Mar, in Scotland. John, fecond 
fon, was a Colonel in the Weft Indies, and died, leaving no 
children. 

Sir William, by Alice, his third wife, daughter of 

Stokes, had iffue a fon, Jofeph, who was alfo of Gray's-inn, 
and married Frances, daughter of Henry Ayfcough, of York- 
shire, Efq; and left iffue, firft, Jofeph Ayloffe, of Gray's-inn, 
Efq; Barrifter at Law ; fecond, William ; and five daughters, 
Alice, Barbara, Anne, Margaret, and Mary. 

Sir Benjamin Ayloffe, Bart, eldeft fon of Sir William, was 
eminent for his loyalty to King Charles I. who appointed him 
High Sheriff of the county of Effex, on the commencement of 
the Civil War. He ferved in Parliament as one of the Knights 
of the Shire for Effex, in the firft Parliament after the Reftora- 
tion. He died about the year 1663, having married three 

wives; by Alice, the firft wife, daughter of Archdale, 

Efq; and likewife by the laft, Margaret, daughter of 

Porter, Efq; he had no iffue that furvived : By Margaret, his 
fecond Ladv, daughter of Thomas Fanihaw, Efq; Remem- 
brancer of the Exchequer, and lifter to Sir Henry Fanfhaw, 
Knt. father of Thomas, Vifcount Fanihaw, of Ware-park, in 
the county of Hertford, he had one daughter, Cathafine, wife 
of Thomas Hardwick, of Leeds, in Yorkshire, Efq; and three 
fons; i. Sir William; 2. Sir Benjamin; 3. Henry, who had 
to wife, Dorothy, daughter and heir "of Richard Bulkeley, of 
Chedle, in Chemire, Efq; and was father to Sir Johri Ayloffe, 
of Stanford-Rivers, in Effex. 

.Sir William, the eldeft fon and heir of Sir Benjamin, married 
Anne, daughter to Peter Orbye, of Burton-Pedwarden, in Lin- 
colnfhire, and Chertfev, iri Surrv, Efq; and relict of Frederick 

de 



AYLOFFE, of Braxted-Magna. 1 1 3 

de la Tremoville, Count de Lavall and Benon, Baron de Moleon. 
and Didon, in the kingdom of France, brother to the Duke of 
Tremoville, who bore him two fons ; Benjamin, who died an 
infant, and William, who died at the age of eighteen years, 1664, 
in the life-time of his father, who departed this Jife in the year 
j 675, whereupon the title defcended to Sir Benjamin, his brother 
and heir. 

Which Sir Benjamin AylofFe, Bart, was an eminent Merchant 
of the city of London, and having married Martha, daughter to 
Sir John Tyrrel, of Heron, in Eflex, Knt. had one fon, John, 
who died about the age of twenty, unmarried ; and two daugh- 
ters, Margaret, married to the Rev. Mr. Jenks, Minifter of St. 
Dunftan's in the Weft, London j and Martha, the wife of Mr. 
John Prefton, of London, Merchant. This Sir Benjamin died 
March 5, 1722* being fuccceded by his nephew, 

Sir John AylofFe, of Stanford- Rivers, in EfFex, Bart, fon of 
Henry, (younger brother of Sir Benjamin,) by Dorothy, daughter 
of Richard Bulkeley, of Chcdle, in Chefhire, Efq; and died Dqc. 
10, 1730, unmarried, and was fucceeded in dignity and eftate by, 

Sir Jofeph AylofFe, Bart, fon and heir of the 1 aft Jofeph Ay- 
lofFe, of Gray's-Inn, Efq; Barrifter at Law, (by Mary, daughter 
of Bryan AylofFe, Citizen and Merchant of London,) and great 
grandfon of Sir William AylofFe, Bart, by Alice, his third Lady. 
Which Sir Jofeph AylofFe, the prefent Baronet, married Marga- 
ret, daughter and fole heir of Thomas Railton, of Carlifle, in the 
county of Cumberland, Efq; and had ifFue one fon, named Jofeph, 
who died Dec. 19, 1756, aged twenty-one years, 

Arms. Sable, a Lion rampant, Or, between three CrofTes, 
Pattee of the fecond. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Demi-Lion, rampant, Or. 

Motto. Vive ut vivas. 

Seat, At Aon, in the county of Middlefex, 



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25. Peshall, of Ecclefhall, Staffordfhire. 

Created Baronet, Nov. 25, 16 12. 

r T -1 HIS family took its name from the lordfhip and feat of 
x Pefhale*, in the parifh of Ecclefhall, StafFordfhire. Gil- 
bert, a younger fon of Richard, Earl of Corbeil, in Normandy, 

* Sampfon Erdfwick's Vievu of Staff. MSS. in Harl. MSS. No. 990. 
Famiha Peftialorum StafFordienlis, vujgo Perfall, Sec. difta; fedis, 
quam elegerant, nomine afluropto, Pefhale fe dixere. Sir Ed. Byfh in 
Upton, L. 4. Art. 20. 

Vol. h I w l, 



114 P E S H A L L, of Ecclefhall. 

who accompanied William the Conqueror, in his expedition into 
England, by Ifabel, fifter and coheir of Hugh de Loup, or Lupus, 
(fo called from his bearing a Wolf's head on his fhield) Earl of 
Chefter, and daughter of Richard, Count of Avranches, in Nor- 
mandy, by Emma, daughter of Herlain, and Arlotte, daughter 
of Fulbert de Crey, and mother to William the Conqueror, had 
ilTue, Robert, who, for his attachment to Robert de Stafford, and 
the King's fervice in thefe parts, as alfo ratione confanguinitatls^ 
held Pefhale, with its appurtenances, anno 1068, by the fervice, 
of a Knight's fee. 

Which Robert, hence firnamed de Pefhale, married Ormonda, 
daughter and heir of Ofbert de Stafford, fecond fon of Liulph, 
of Lumley-caftle, in the county of Durham, (a Nobleman of 
the firft figure and nobility, temp. Edward the Confeflbr) by Ald- 
gyth, the fecond daughter and coheir of Aldred, Earl of Northum- 
berland, fon of Utred, Earl of the fame, (defcended from, and of 
the blood cf, all the Saxon Kings ;) who, for his great courage and 
victory over the Scotch, that molefted King Ethelred's reign, in 
Northumberland and Durham, had the honour of his youngeft 
daughter, Elfgyve, conferred on him in marriage. 

Whence the Pefhales bore arms, Argent, a Crofs formee, 
Sable, jefTant Fleur de Lis, (the fame being the old Saxon and 
German Oofs,) on a Canton, in chief, Azure, a Wolfs Head, 
erafed, Argent, with an Efcutchcon of Augmentation, bearing 
Argent, a Lion rampant, Gules^ crowned, Or, double queue 
and furche. This Robert de Pefhale, had iflue John, whtf 
died without iiTue. 2. William, of whom hereafter. 3. Hugh, 
who fettled in Shropfhire, and was the ftem of the Pefhalls, 
Pafhleys, PafTdews, &c. in thofe parts. A Pefhall lies in Ad- 
derley Church, in Salop, having the arms of the family ; of 
whom Nicholas Pefhall, by Joanna, a daughter and heir of R. 
Corbet, had two fons. The elder, Richard, by Ifabella, daugh- 
ter and heir of Sir William Wariner, alias Warner, ofWilleleye, 
(now Willy) in Salop ? " hTcf'ilTue Ralph Pefhall, whofe only 
daughter and heir, Marnaret* was the wife of William, fon of 
Alan de Laken, father of R. Lacon de Willey, who married 
Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Hamond Pefhall, by whom, 
was William. A family of thefe pafled Into Chefhire, of whom 
was Sir Hugh Pefhall, of Bradley, 11 Edw. II. and others. 

Hamond Pcflall, 22 Hen. II. was of Bucks, and Bedfordfhire, 
and held a foreft, and feveral manors, of the King in thefe coun- 
ties ; a branch of which was Hamond Pefhall, of Draytoa, and, 
Wadone, in Bucks, 1 Rich. I. and of W vlmeleytbn, Warwick- 
Ihire, father of Sir Richard de Eifd, who married Lucia, whofe 
fon John was father of Sir John Paflilewe, (fo called) of Draiton- 

Pafiilew, a Knight, 23 Edw, I. father of Nicholas, 29 Edw. Ill, 

Some 



P E S I* A L L, of Ecclefhall. 115 

Some of this family was alfo early in Effex, and paffed under the 
names of Peffall, Pafhley, Paflilew, Pafchals, &c. Of thefe Ro- 
bert Pafely, who bore the arms of the Pefballs, married Phi- 
lippa, daughter and coheir of Sir R. Serjeant, (who died 21 Rich. 
II.) fon of Sir Richard, (who died 17 Rich. II.) by Philippa, 
fecond daughter of Richard, Earl of Arundel, who had by her a 
fon, John Pefhall, who had another fon, Richard, of Effex ; 
which Robert had alfo a daughter, Anne, married to Edward 
Tyrrel, of Downham, Effex, whofe only daughter, Philippa, was 
wife of Tho. Cornwallis, progenitor to the prefent Earl Cornwall is. 

Robert Pefhall, called alfo Paflilew, &c. was a Prelate under 
King Hen. III. who died June 6, 1252, at his houfe in Waltham % 
Hertfordfhire, and was buried in the Abbey there. He was a 
very great favourite of this King, and called, in the fun-fhinc 
of his profperity, by fome Paraiites, Pafs-VEcu, i. e. furpaffuig 
the pure water. After him was Simon Paihell, or Pafheleve, a 
Clerk, much in the fame King's favour, anno 1258 ; and Roger 
de Paffeley was Treafurer of England, 23 Hen. III. 

William, fecond fon of Robert de Pefhale, by Ormonda, as 
before, had iffue John, called alfo Paffali, &c. whofe iffue, by a 
daughter of Baffet, was Thomas de Pefhall, father of ano- 
ther Thomas. 2. William, mentioned alfo the 2d of Hen. II. 
1 156, with another countryman of his, Rauff Bigod, or Bagot, 
as witnefTes together to a deed of gift concerning Bungay manor* 

which William, by Ellen, daughter and heir of -Broughton* 

of Stafford, had iffue another William, his heir living in King 
John's time, 1205: this William had three fons. 1. Stephen 
de Pefhall, (whofe fon Robert had a daughter, Eleanor, wife of 
Sir John Swinerton.) 2. Ralph. 3. Richard ; and a daughter 
Alice. Richard Pefhall fucceeded his brother, and, by a daugh- 
ter of -r Afton, was father of Robert, who married Gertrude, 
daughter Howel ap Lanaynlo, and had iffue Sir Richard, a 
Knight, 26 Edw. I. ancT who married, 55 Hen. Ill, Alice, 
daughter of gir J. Swinerton, Knt. (a younger fon of Humphry 
Swinerton, of Swinerton-caflle, Staffordfhire,) Lord of the manor 
of Pefhall, at that time by gift or frank marriage with Eleanor, 
daughter and heir of Robert de Pefhall. He died 19 Edw. II. 1322. 

By this daughter of Swinerton, defcended from Knights and 
Gentlemen from the Conquefl, with whom he had Pefhall, he 
left iffue Richard, Lord of Pefhall, his fucceffor. He was a 
Knight, 26 Edw. I. 1298, dwelt at Pefhall, and was father of 
another Richard, a Knight, 15 Edw. II. who was High Sheriff 
for the counties of Stafford and Salop, the 7th and 8th of Ed. III. 
and from the 1 ith to the 16th of that King ; an office of great 
authority in thofe days : And by marriage with Margaret, daugh- 
ter an^l heir of i\ugh Knighton* Lord of Knighton, in Stafford- 

I 2 v*u? 9 



1 1 6 P E S H A L L, of Ecclefhall. 

/hire, added the manor of Knighton to his poflefiions, which de- 
fcended to Adam, his heir, who was likewife Sheriff for the two 
counties as before, the 15th of Edw. III. 1 344, and made a like 
acceffion to his eftate, by marriages with two heirefles. I, Joan, 
daughter and heir of Sir J. Wefton, of Wefton under Liziard, 
in Stafford/hire ; and 2. Agnes, daughter and heir of John de 
Caverfwale, now Carfwall, in Staffordfhire, (a younger fon of 
Thomas, Lord of Caverfliwell, temp. Rich. I. by Jane, daughter 
and heir of William de Chedleton. 

Richard, fecond fon of the above Richard, was a Knight, 
called alio Paflily, he. lived in Shropfhire, and by Aliva, daugh- 
ter and heir of William de Brewofe, alias Brus, Lord of Gower- 
3and, was father of Sir Hamond. 2. Walter. 3. Nicholas, and 
a daughter, Margaret, the wife of Hugh Maleth, of Bucks. Sir 
Hamond Pefhall married Alice, daughter of Robert de Harley, 
by Joan, daughter of Andrew, Lord Wyndefore, now Windfor, 
whofe only iffue, Alice, was full married to Henry Grendon, of 
Milwich, Stafford (hi re, who died pofTeffed of Harley, 29 Hen. 
VII. and, fecondlv, to Sir R. Lacon, of Nootly, Salop. The 
above Richard died 6 Edw. III. 1332. Adam Pefhall, as before, 
had iflue bv his former wife, Sir Adam, Knt. He married Eliza- 
beth, daughter and coheir of Sir Philip ap Rhys, or Rees, 
(defcended from Cadwallader, and Vertigern, Princes of Wales,) 
and had iflue, Robert and Roger, Robert had iflue Sir Adam 
Pefhall, Knt. 7 Hen. IV. Lord of Wefton, 19 Rich. II. and 
Sheriff for Salop, 21 and 22 of Rich. II, who married, 7 Hai, 
IV. Jocofa, (who died .8 Hen. V.) daughter and coheir of J. 
Lord de Botetort, de Wefleigh-caftle, Worcefterfhire, (relict 
and fecond wife, 27 Edw. III. of Sir Baldwin Frevil, by Ma- 
.tilda, daughter of J. Lord Grey, of Rotherfield,) and left two 
daughters, Margaret, the wife of Sir R. fon of Reginald de 
Motoun, now M it ton, in Salop ; and Joanna was the wife of 
W. de Birmingham, Warwickfhire, who had by her a fon, 
William, a Knight, 36 Hen. V. 

Roger, the younger brother, married Jane, daughter and heir 
of Sir J. Knightly, of Knightly, in Staffordfhire, and had iflue 
Joan, the wife of William Leigh, alias Lee, of Knightly. 

Their father Adam died after, the 13th Henry VI. and their 
grandfather Sir Adam lies buried in Wefton church. 

Sir Richard, Knt. 25 Edw. III. fon and heir of Sir Adam, by 
Agnes, his fecond wife, daughter and heir of John de Caverfwall, 
was Sheriff of Salop, 50 Edw. III. 1377, and. pofTeffed of Horfly, 
and Bifhops OfRey, in Staffordfhire, by this marriage, as moft 
pedigrees affert ; alfo of a confiderable fortune by marriage with 
.Joanna, daughter and heir of Reginald Chetwynd, of Chetwynd, 
Salop, with whom he had Chetwynd. By her he had iffue Sir 

Thomas, 



P S H A L L, of Ecclcfliall," 117 

Thomas, a Knight, 4 Rich. II. 1381, of PeShall, and Chef 
wynd, who, by his firft. wife, Philippa, daughter of Richard 
Beneytt, alias Benet de Botefle, (now Butly,) had iflue Richard, 
and Nicholas. 

By his fecond wife Alice, daughter of Roger Knightly, of 
Knightly, in Staffordshire, he left iffue, Humphry, of Over- 
Tayne and Knightly, father, by Matilda, daughter and heir of 
Sir Robert Swinerton, Knt Lord of both theTaynes, in Stafford- 
fhire, (the wife alfo of Sir J. Savage, of Clifton, CheShire, with 
whom he had Nether-Tayne ; by ibme, alfo, the wife of Sir Piers 
Legh, and of William deSpefton,) of Richard, who, by Alice, 
daughter of Robert Knightly, of Gnofal, alias Gowfal, in Staf- 
fordshire, left iflue Humphry, Sheriff for Staffordshire, 4 Edw. IV. 
who married Agnes, daughter of Sir Robert Egerton, of Wrine- 
hil, in Staffordshire, and was father o^ Sir Hugh Pefhall, of 
Knightly, and John, (whence the PeShals, Pefals, Perfals, Pur- 
fhals, &c. in thofe parts.) Which Sir Hugh was father, by Ifa- 
bella, daughter of John Stanley, fon of Sir Humphry, of Pipe, 
in Staffordshire, Knight for the Body to King Henry VII. of 
three daughters, 1. Catharine, wife to Sir J. Blount, of Kinlet, 
Salop, by whom he had Hopton, Tayne, and Knightly, in Staf- 
fordshire, and other lands in Shropshire ; 2. Ifabella, wife of R. 
Vane, alias Fane, of Tunbridge, Kent, progenitor to the Earls of 
Wefrmoreland and Darlington j 3. Jocofa, wife of Humphry 
Wolrech, of Dodmanfton, Salop : Alio Alianora, and Alice, two 
natural daughters. Sir Hugh died 1488. 

Richard and Nicholas, fons of Sir Thomas Pefhall, by his firft 
wife, married, temp. Henry IV. the two danghters and coheirs 
of Hugh de Malpas, alias Egerton, defcended from the Barons of 
Malpas, long before the Conqueft. Which Hugh married Mar- 
garet, daughter and heir of R. Blackenhall, of Blackenhall, in 
CheShire, who married Anne, daughter and heir of Hugh Wif- 
tanton, of Wiitanton, in Staffordshire, by Agnes, daughter of 
Sir Richard Wibunbury, Knt. Lord of Houghton, in CheShire. 

Richard the eldeft, of Chetwynd and Bellaport, by Margaret, 
the eldeft daughter, left only two daughters ; Ifabella, married, 
the eighth of Henry VI. to Sir Thomas le Grofvenor, of Dray- 
ton, Salop, by whom he had Bellaport, in Salop; and Jocofa 
was wife of W. Pigot, of Butley, in CheShire, temp. Henry VII. 
who had with her Chetwynd, and from whom the Pigo:s c Chet- 
wynd are defcended. 

Nicholas, the fecond fon, married Helen, the fecond daughter 
and coheir of the aforefaid Hugh de Malpas, and had iSTue, Sir 
Hugh, who, after the battle of Radmore, in LeicefterShire, called 
Bofworth fight, was knighted in the field by King Henry VII. 
Which Sir Hugh, the firft of the family that refided at Hordefley, 

I 3 alias 



1 1 8 PESHALL, of Eccleihall. 

alias Horfly, a feat in the pariih of Ecclefhall, a mile fouth of 
Pefhall, was Sheriff:' for Staffordfhi re, 4 Henry VII. 1489, and 
by Julian his wife, relict of John de Sandford, and daughter of 
fe'ir Robert Corbet, of Morton Coibet-Caille, Salop, by Eliza* 
beth, daughter of Sir H. Vernon, of Haddon, in Derbyihire, by 
Ann, daughter of J. Talbot, Earl of Shrewfbury, and Eliza- 
beth, daughter of James Butler, Earl ofOrmond, rud, I.Hum- 
phry. 2. Brereton, father of Sir Thomas, Knt. 3. Nicholas^ 
And three daughters j Mary, wife of Sir G. Blount, of Kinlet ; 
Jane, of William Chetwynd, of Salop ; and Margaret, of Ralph 
Baftet, of Blore, in StafTordfhire. 

Humphry Pefhall, Efq; of Horfley, temp. Edw. VI. married 
Helen, relict of H. Delves, Efq; of Dodington, Salop, daugh- 
ter and coheir of Humphry Swinerton, Lord of Swinerton- 
Caflle and Hilton, in StafTordfhire, by CafTandra his wife; by 
whom he had iiTue, 1. John ; 2. Sir Richard ; whofe fon Henry, 
of London, Merchant, died without iiTue ; 3. William, who 
had two fons ; 1. William, who, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir 
J. Hickford, alias Hugford, of Dicklefton, in Gloucefterfhire, 
had ifTue, John ; Robert, who married Dorothy, daughter and 
heir of Ed. Brereton, of Burfham, in Denbighfhire ; Humphry, 
who was firft hufband to Lxtitia, daughter and heir of Sir Ro- 
bert Harcourt ; Edward, Charles, Francis, and a daughter Anne. 
2. Sir Charles, Knt. from whofe fon, James, by a daughter 

of Morley, of Glynd, in SufTex, defcended John, of 

Naples, in Italy, Merchant. 

John Pefhall, Efq; fon and heir, was of Checkly and Horfly., 
and married Catharine, (by others, Helen) daughter of Sir J. 
Harcourt, of Stanton, Oxfordfhire, and had iiTue, 1. Richard ; 
2. Ralph, who was of Hopwood, Warwickfhire, and left pofte- 
rity ; 3. John, who had to wife, Anne, daughter of Randal 
Brereton, of Malpas, by Eleanor, daughter of Piers Dutton, 
relict of J. Harcourt, of Ranton, StafTordfhire ; 4. Thomas; 
and a daughter, Margaret, wife of * Brereton, of Hough- 
ton, in Chefhire. 

Richard, Efq; the eldeft, married Ifabel, daughter and heir of 
Thomas Rollefton, of Rollcfton and Leigh, in StafTordfhire, and 
had iiTue feven fons and two daughters ; 1. Thomas ; 2. James, 

whofe only daughter was wife of Wyndfor; 3. Robert ; 

4. Edmond\ of Bromley, Kent, who, by Mary, daughter of 
Lancelot Bathurft, Alderman of London, had iflue, Robert, of 
Lincoln's-Inn, London; Edmond, of Over, Chefhire ; Tho- 
mas, and a daughter, Mary ; 5. Humphry, of Hallen, or Halne, 
in Halys Owne, Salop, who married Joyce, only daughter and 
heir of Ralph Allen, of Hallen, (of the family of Alans, or Al- 
lynsj 4erived from Alan, of JBuskenhall, in Staffordfhi re, temp,. 

Hen, 



PESHALL, of Ecclefhall. u$ 

Hen. I.) who dying Sept. 3, 1560, was fucceeded by John, 
his only foil, who died without ifTue, April 11, 1589, and Joan, 
his only daughter, died OcT 3, 1590, unmarried ; 6. John, 
who died in Barbary ; 7. Simon, in Spain, whofe Ton John 
was born in Spain. Of the daughters, Elizabeth was wife of 
W. Ridler, and Conftantia, of H. Langton. 

Thomas, the eldeft, fucceeded to the eitate, refided at Horfly, 
and by his wife Joanna, relict of Antony Windfor, and daugh- 
ter and coheir of Sir Edmund Phetiplacc, of Bleflilis Lee, in 
Berks, by Margaret, daughter of John, Lord Mordaunt, of 
Turvey, by Elizabeth, daughter and heir of H. Vere, of Great 
Adington, Northamptonfhire, had ifiiie, 1. John, born Feb. 22, 
1562. 2. Laurence, born Aug. 10, 1563, of Hallen, as before, 
who married Joan, daughter of Richard Broughton, of Staf- 
ford, and dying Sept. 23, 1632, had iflue by her, John, born 
April 3, 1591, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Williams, of Cornden, in Gloucefterfhire, which John died 
Feb. 2, 1643, leaving iflue by her, John, born Sept. 21, 1616, 
who died without iiTuf, Aug. 21, 1645. 3. Thomas, born 
Jan. 3, 1565, was of Checkley, and buried in Ecclefhall church, 
Jan. 5, 1634; and, 4. Robert, born May 10, 1567, of Blore- 
Pipe, StafFordfhire, Efq; who had an only daughter, Elizabeth, 
firft wife of Sir Robert Bofvill, of Ainsford, in Kent, and re- 
married to Sir Humphry Stile, of Bcckingham, in the fame 
county, Bart, but had no iflue. This Robert was buried Dec. 
12, 1622, in Ecclefhall vault, with his anceftors. 5. James, 
born Dec. 2, 1569. 6. Edmond, born July 7, 1572. The 
father of thefe, Thomas Pefhall, of the Hall of Horfly, was 
buried in the faid vault, Nov. 28, 1608. 

John Pefhall, Efq; of Horfly, fon and heir, was created a 
Baronet, 10 Jac. I. Nov. 25, 16 12, and three years after was 
High Sheriff" for StarFordihire. He married, 1. Anne,daughter of 
Ralph Selden, or Sheldon, of Beoly, alias Belcy, Worcefterfhire, 
by Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Throgmorton, of Coughton * 
Warwickfhire, by whom he had fix fons and eight daughters, 
all born and baptized at Horfly-Hall ; 1. Thomas, born April 
3, 1596; 2. Humphry, born Nov. 1, 1599, of Halys Owne, 
(fo called) and Halne, Salop; who married, April 3, 1619, 
Mary, daughter and heir of Richard Blount, of Rowley, Staf- 
fordfhire, (by Jane, daughter of Richard Leighton, of Coates, 
Salop) fecond fon of George, of Wigginton, Oxfordfhire, by 
Anne, third daughter of W. Danvers de Culworth, Northamp- 
tonfhire, of whom ^hereafter. 3. Ralph, born June 3, 1600, 
of Wefton, StafFordfhire, married Catharine, daughter of Fran- 
cis Pool, of Minfhul, StafFordfhire, by whom were William and 
Charles. * 4, Sir William Pefhall, (fo called) a Knt 1. Car. h 

I 4 1625, 



120 P E S H A L L, of Eccleihall. 

1625, born Oc*L 7, 1601, of Suggenhill and Canwcll, Staf- 
fordshire, and of Irmham, Lincolnshire, by whom he had two 
fons, John and William, who both died young, and a daugh- 
ter, Anne, the fecond wife of Thiobald Taaf, Earl cf Car- 
lingford, in Ireland, re- married to Randal, Lord Dunfannv. 
<?. John, born July J2, 1606, married Budget, daughter of 
Robert Knigh'dy, of Offchurch, whofe only daughter, Mary, 

was the wife of Ravenal. 6. Robert, born Dec. 2, 1608. 

Of the daughters, Elizabeth, born March 20, 1593, the wife 
of W. Scott, of the Mote, Suffex ; Anne, born July 23, 1594, 
the wife of Sir R. Fleetwood, of Colwich, Staffordshire, Bart. 
Jane, born Aug. 10, 1597* wife of R. Colvert, of Corkenham, 
alias Corkerem, Stafford ibi re ; Margaret, born Aug. 13, 1598, 
wife of Roger, by fcme, Richard Brent, of Larkftoke, Glou- 
cestershire, in Kilmington parifh, Warwickshire ; Dorothy, 
born Nov. 3, 1603, wife of William Sandford, of Perry-Hall, 
Warwickshire ; Catharine, born June 2, 1605, the fecond wife 
of James Pool, of Pool, Efq; in Chefhire ; Philippa, born 
Sept. 1, 1607; Frances, born Aug. 20, 1609, the wife of J. 
Sandford, of Seighford, Stafrordfhire, re-married to Capt. Peter 
Blount, fourth fon of Sir Walter, of Sodington, Bart. Sir 
John's fir ft Lady died March 30, 1613, and he died at Sugnal, 
(the hall of Horfly having been burnt down fome time before,) 
Jan. 13, 1646, aged eighty-four, and were both buried in the 
family vault in Eccle-liall church. 

Thomas, Efq; his eldeft fon, took to wife Bridget, daughter 
of William Stafford, Efq; of Blatherwick, in Northamptonshire. 
Which Thomas left iffue John, born Sept. 30, 1628, and four 
daughters; Bridget, born Sept. 3, 1623, the wife of George, 
ion of W. MaiTey, of Denfield, in Roithorn, Chefhire ; Ann, 
born Feb. 2, 1625, the wife of Chriftopher Hawley, in Stafford- 
ihire ; Elizabeth, born June 1, 1627, wife of Sir Robert Bof- 
ville, of Biano, or Biana, in Ecclefhall ; Lettice, born Oc~t. 3, 
1629, wife of John Barbour, or Barber, of Flafhbrook, Stafrord- 
fhire. Which John Pefhall, Bart, anno 1646, at the death of 
his grandfather, married, in 1660, Frances, daughter of Col. 
Thomas Leigh, of Adlington, Chefhire ; and was fucceeded, 
anno 1701, by Sir Thomas, his onlv fon and heir, who died at 
Great Sugnal, and was- buried in the family vault, Feb. 29, 

1712, having had iffue, by a daughter of Mcdcalf, (who 

died at Sugnal, and was buried with her family, Nov. 29, 1 705,) 
Anne, guardian to her niece, Arabella, anno 17 19, (who died 
unmarried, and was buried in the family* vault, Oft. 2, 1732,) 
and 

John, who married Charlotte, daughter of Thomas, Lord 
Colepeper, and dying, V. P. was buried, July 3, 1706, 

with 



P E S H A L L, of Ecclefliall. 121 

with his anceftors ; having had two fons, Thomas, baptized 
Au\ 1 8, 1691, and another fon, who both died young, and 
three daughters ;' 1. Frances, baptized Sept. 16, 1693, married 

Thomas Ireland, Efq; of , Salop, who died 17 18, leaving 

behind him one fon. 2. Charlotte, baptized March 7, 1696, 
who died young. 3. Arabella, baptized 1702. The fecond 
Lady married, Jan. 23, 1730, to the Right Hon. J. Campbell, 
Vifcount Glenorchy, and now Earl of Breadalbin, in Scotland, 
by whom he has had ifTue George, who died an infant, and the 
prefent Hon. J* VifcOunt Glenorchy. She died at Bath, Sept.' 

10, 1762. 

The branch of the firft Baronet, Sir John Pefhall, of Horfly, 
being extinct, the pofterity of Humphry of Hallen, or Haln, 
now^Hawn, by Mary Blount, has right to fucceed to this title. 

This Humphry Pefhall, called as before, had iffue by her 
three fons, 1. John* born Jan. 7, 1620. 1. Lawrence, born 
Febi 10, 162 1, of Norton and Rowley, StarTordfhire, who mar- 
ried Jan. 2, 1642, Mary, daughter of R* Fowler, of Harnage, 
Salop, and died Jan. 12, 1661, having had two fons ; 1. John, 
born OcT. 30, 1642, of Whitley, Salop. 2. Henry, born Jan. 

11, 1644, (called Perfall,) of Edgbafton, Stafford fh ke : And 
two daughters, Mary, born Oct. 1, 1645, the wife of H. Skip- 
with, of Tipton, StarTordfhire ; and Jane, born Dec. 9, 1647, 
wife of Thomas Chetwode, of Painfly, StarTordfhire. 3. Hum- 
phry, born April 3, 1625. Of the daughters of Humphry, 
Mary, born Auguft 4, 1623, was wife of Edward Blomer, of 
Hilton, Staffordihire, fon of John, of Hathrop, Gloucefterfhire, 
who died without iffue, Sept. 3, 1643 ; and he at Hilton, March 
3, 1648. Alfo Elizabeth, born Jan. 3, 1628 ; and Jane, born 
July 10, 1629. The father of thefe died of a fever at London, 
and was buried, according to his own defire, in Chelfea church. 

He was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, John, of Halne, who mar- 
ried, Sept. 10, 1644, Helena, daughter of George Bathurft, of 
Howthorp Norton, Northamptonfhire, who died the following 
year, without iffue. He took for his fecond wife, Aug. 17, 1646, 
Mary, daughter and heir of Richard Dolman, of Clent, Stafford- 
fhire, by Anne, daughter and coheir of W. and Jennet Philips, of 
Picton, Wales, fon of J. Dolman de Eod, by Elizabeth, daughter 
of William Goftwick, of Willington, Bedfordfhire, by whom 
he was father of, 1. Elizabeth, born May 11, 1648, wife of 
John Sanders, Clerk, of Tardebigg, Worcefterfhire, who died 
May 15, and was buried there the 18th following, 1689. 

2. John, born Oct. 3, 1649, died at Oxford, Aug. 30, 1667. 

3. Ralph, born June 10, died July 7, 1650. 4. Thomas, born 
June 15, 1652. 5. Mary, born April 5, 1654, married 
to W. Holmer, of Holmer-Hill, Worcefterfhire, Gent. 6. 

Sarah, 



122 PESHALL, of Eccfeflwll. 

Sarah, born March 10, 1656, married to Mr. William Robin- 
fon, of Hales, whofe Ton, Robert, died at London. 7. Lydia, 
born July 17, 1659, married Mr. Robert Bloomer, of Colman- 
Hill, in Hales, re-married to Mr. Dudley, of Dudley, Wor- 
cefterfhire. The mother of thefe died June 29, 1694, and 
John, the father, died at Halne, called alio Haune, March 1, 
X670, and was buried the 6th following, in the church of 
Hales. 

Thomas, his only fon, fucceeded him : He contracted mar- 
riage with Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Grove, of 
Hafberry, in Hales, by Mary, daughter of R. Prince, of Clun- 
genford, Salop, fon of W. Grove de Eod, by Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Humphry Wyndham of Dunravon, in Glamorganfhire,. 
by whom he had hTue two fons, John, barn Jan. 24, 1684, 
who died young; 2. Thomas, born June 9, 1694. The fa- 
ther of thefe, Sir Thomas, Bart, (the laft Sir Thomas Pefhall, 
of Sugnall, Staffordfhire, having quitted his life and title to- 
gether in his line, anno 1712) died at Halne, called alfo Hawne, 
March 20, and was buried at Hales the 22d following, anno 
1 7 14, in the 63d year of his age. His relict re-married with 
Ed. Cartwright, of Womburne, StafFordfhire, and lies buried 
in that church-yard. 

Thomas, his only-Con, married April 15, 1714, Anne, daugh- 
ter and coheir of Samuel Sanders, Efq; of the Maieux, in Om- 
berfley parifh, Worcefterfhire, by Elizabeth, daughter and heir 
of J. Higgens, Gent, of Hafbery, by Mary, daughter of R % 
Egerton, fon of Rowland, of Cheadle, Stafford {hire, and Anne, 
daughter of Thomas Winford, of Worcefterfhire, fon of John 
Higgens de Eod, by Jane, daughter of J. Whitwick, Berks* 
Their iffue was, 1. Elizabeth, born Jan. 30, 17 14; 2. Tho- 
mas, born July 5, 17 1 6, but died without ifTue, of an apo- 
plectic fit, at Dudley, Worcefterfhire, Jan. 6, 1759, and lies 
buried with his anceftors, in Hales church ; 3. John ; 4. San- 
ders, born March 25, 1720 ; . Samuel, born Ocl. 18, 1726.: 
Thefe two laft died without iflue, and were buried at St. John's., 
at Antigua, in the Weft-Indies, having followed the mercantile 
bufinefs there. The father of thefe departed this life, of a 
dropfy, Sept. 14, 1759, aged ftxty-fwe, and lies buried in the 
church of Hales. 

John, the only fon remaining, and in holy orders, was born 
at Halne, now Hawn, Jan. 27, 1718, and married, July 12, 
1753, Mary, daughter and coheir of James Allen, Vicar of 
Thaxted, fon of John, Vicar of Wethersfield (both in EfTex) 
by Frances, daughter and heir of Jofeph Freeman, of North- 
amptonihire, fon of John, by Anne, daughter of Samuel Mar- 
row, of Berkfwell, Warwickshire* which James Allen married 

Anac, 



ENGLEFIELD, of Wotton-Baffet. 1 2 3 

Anne, daughter of Peter Peers, merchant, by Mary, daughter 
and heir of W. Serle, Efq; of the Park-Gate, by Prifcilla, 
daughter of W, Turpin, and Anne, daughter of J. Harvey, 
all of Bardfield, EfTex ; by whom he has had iflue, the follow- 
ing, all born and baptized in Trinity parifh, in Guildford, 
Surrey: Thomas, born Aug. 31, 1757 ; John, born Dec. 27, 
1758; Sparry, born Jan. 10, 1760 ; Samuel, born Aug. 28, 
1761 ; Elizabetha-Maria, born July 26, 1763; Anna-Maria, 
born Nov. 22, 1764. Thomas, theeldeft, died Jan. 25, 1764, 
and was buried in Trinity church, in Guildford. Alio Anna- 
Maria, fecond daughter of the above, departed her life Aug. 3, 
1765, aged nine months. 

Arms. Argent, a Crofs ftory, Sable j in a Canton, Azure, 
a Wolf's Head erafed, Argent (being the Arms of Hugh Lu- 
pus, Earl of Chefter;) in an Efcutcheon of Augmentation, 
Argent, a Lion rampant, doubly tailed, Gules, and ducally 
crowned, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Boar's Head couped, Gules,, 
crined and tufked, Or, and langued, Azure. 



26. Englefield, of Wotton-Baffet, Wiltfliirc. 

Created Baronet, Nov. 25, 1612. 

fT^H IS very ancient family, according to Camden, furnamed 
from the town of Englefield, or Englesfeld, in Berkfhire, 
are faid to be poffefTed thereof, in the fecond year of the reign 
of King Egbert, 264 years before the Norman conqueft, in 
the year of our Lord 803 ; at which time was an oratory, as 
appears by a terrier of the land belonging to the fame, where it 
is called Cantaria de Englefeld. This family has been always 
reputed of Saxon extraction; as indeed, the ancient writing of 
the name, De Engelfelt, and their being fixed at Englefeld, 
aforefaid, in the Saxons time, feem to indicate : the writing 
thereof has varied, according to the variations in our fpellings, 
and is founJ in the ancient records of the family, Engelfelt, 
Inglefeld, Englefyeld, Englefield, Sec, 

In feveral pedigrees, Hafculfus de Englefyld is flrft men- 
tioned, as Lord of Englefyld, about the time of King Canutus, 
and alio in the fourth year of Harold I. or Harefoot, and in 
the reign of Hardicnute, and died in the days of St. Edward th 
Confeftbr. 

Guy, (fon and heir of Hafculf,) lived temp. William I. an< 
was father to Hely de Englefeld, temp. Will. II. who ha 

m 



i 24 ENGLEFIELD, of Wotton-BaiTef. 

iffue two fons, William and Peter: this William had three* 
fons j Sir William, who died without iffue * Sir Alan Engle- 
feld, and Thomas. 

William, (fori and heir to Sir Alan) is commemorated temp^ 
Rich. I. and was father to John Englefeld* of Englefeld, who 
had iffue, Sir William Englefeld. 

Sir John deEnglefeld, was fon and hek of Sir William, and 
died 4 Edw. I. he was alfo Lord of Shiplake, Afeott, &c. whofe 
fon, Sir William, died in France* in the reign of King Edw. I. 
having had illue, Sir Roger Englef.id, Andrew, and William* 

Sir Roger, aforefaid, was returned one of the Knights for 
Berkftiire, in the parliament held 6 Edward II. and dying 
36 Edw. IIL left, by Joan* his wife, a daughter, Alice* mar- 
ried toMortely ; and two fons, Sir Philip, and William. 

Sir Philip, as eldefr. fon, enjoyed the ancient inheritance, 
and died 3 Rich. II. but from Joan, his wife, proceeded three 
fons ; 1. Sir John ; 2. Philip, of whom hereafter, and 3.. Ni- 
cholas Englefeld, of Ricot, in Oxfordfhire, Efq; Comptroller 
of the Houfhold to King Rich. II. who married Jane, daughter, 
and heir of John Clark, cf Lanynton-Gernon, and died 
April 1, 1415. 

Which Nicholas left only two daughters and coheirs, Cicely*, 
married to W T illiam Fowler, and Sibil, to Richard Quater- 
mains. 

Sir John Englefeld, aforefaid* ferved in Parliament as Knight 
of the Shire for Berks, 21 of King Richard II. He had polte- 
rity to the third generation ; but then the line expiring without 
iffue male, the elfate came to the defcendant of his brother, 

Philip, who, by Alice, daughter and heir of Walter Roffale, 
fitter and heir to Sir John Roffale, Knt. had the Ifle of Roffel, 
Udlington, Eton, and Yeagden, in Salop * and had iffue a 
daughter, Philippe, married to Edward Brudenel* of Ayno, in 
Northamptonshire, Efq; anceftor to the Earls of Cardigan - T 
and two fons* Philip Englefeld, Efq; and Robert, of whom 
hereafter; Philip, the eldeft fon, was High-Sheriff of Berk- 
fhire 8 Henry VI. It is prefumed he died unmarried, or with- 
out iffue ; for his brother, Robert, fucceeded him in the Lord- 
fhip of Englefeld, and died 13 Edw. IV. John, his eldeft 
fon, died in his life-time, leaving iffue, by Joan, daughter to 
John Milborn, of London, one fon, Thomas, heir to his 
grandfather. 

Which Thomas, aforementioned, received, with many more, 
the honour of Knighthood on the marriage of Prince Arthur, 
fon to Henry VII. having, anno 1496, been elected Speaker 
of the Houfe of Commons, and was made Judge or Juftice of 
C&efter Aug. 20, 19 Henry VII. which he held till his death} 

and 



ENGLEFIELD, of Wotton-Baffet. 125 

and was Speaker of the firfV Parliament called by King Hen- 
ry VIII. He married Margery, daughter to Sir Richard Dan- 
vers, oF Prefcot, Knt. Of his fons, I find Richard died 
without iffue male ; and Thomas fucceeded to the inheritance ; 
and of his daughters, Elizabeth, married Robert White; Joan, 
to Henry Lenbam ; Anne, to William Delabere, and Marga- 
ret, to John Lyngen, Efqrs. 

Thomas Englefeld, eldeft furviving fon and heir, underwent 
the office of High-Sheriff of Berkfhire, and Oxfor<d(hire, 
11 Henry VIIL arid having been educated at the Middle- 
Temple, was, the next year, Autumnal Reader ; and the 
year after, called to .the dignity of the coif by the King's letters 
patent, dated (Decemb. 3, 15 Hen. VIII.) at Hampton-court. 
He had 100 1. per .ami. granted him for life ; and three years 
after, was conftituted one of the Juflices of the Common-Pleas. 
He was knighted, and departed this life, 1537. He married 
Elizabeth, daughter to Sir Robert Throgmorton, of Coughton, 
in Warwickshire, Knt. who bore him three fons ; Sir Francis ; 
John, hereafter mentioned ; and Thomas ; and nine daughters; 
of which, Anne, married Humphry Coningfby, Efq; anceftor 
to the Earls of Coningfby ; Sufan, to Humphry Burdet, Efq; 
and Margaret, firft, to George Carew, Efq; fecondly, to Sir 
Edward Saunders, Knt. Lord Chief-Baron of the Exchequer, 
temp. Eliz. 

Sir Francis, the eldeft fon, fucceeded to the inheritance ; and 
was High-Sheriff of the counties of Berkfhire and Oxfordfhire, 
at the death of Henry VIIL and the firft year of Edward VI. 
and was knighted 22 Feb. of the fame year : he was one. of the 
chief officers in the Princefs Mary's family ; and was one of 
thofe fent for by the Protector and council, to forbid them 
hearing of faying mafs in the Princefs's houfe ; but refufmg to 
deliver fuch orders, and fubmitting rather to any punimment, 
he, together with Sir Robert Rochefier, Sir Walgrave, 
and Dr. Francis Mallet, her Chaplain, were committed many 
months to prifon. Upon Queen Mary's acceffion to the crown, 
he was, in consideration of his faithful fervices, made one of 
her Privy-Council, and Mafter of the Wards, and had the ma- 
nor and park ofFulbrook, in the county of Warwick, granted 
to him, to hold in capite ; being part of the lands forfeited by 
the attainder of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. He 
was likewife Knight of the Shire for the county of Berks in 
every Parliament held by Queen Mary ; but on Queen Eliza- 
beth's acceffion to the throne, he, being extremely attached to 
his religion, and the intereft of Mary, Queen of Scots, with 
fome others, was obliged to leave the kingdom. In 6 Eliz. he 
was indicted, and afterwards attainted and convicted of high 

treaf^n, 



126 ENGLEFIELD, of Wotton-Baffet. 

treafon, at the Parliament 29 OcT 28 Eliz. and all his ma- 
nors, lands, and vaft pofleflions, &c. were declared forfeited 
to the Queen. The legality of fome of the proceedings in this 
affair was, however, long debated in our courts of law ; but 
the Queen, in the next Parliament, 35 Eliz. had a fpecial 
aS of Parliament to confirm the attainder, and eftabliih the 
forfeiture of his manors, lands, &c. to her, her heirs, and 
affigns. By this a<5t of power, the manor and eftate of Engle- 
field, which had now been upwards of 780 years in the family, 
were taken from the fame, and forfeited to the Crown. Sir 
Francis retired to Valladolid, in Spain, where he was a boun- 
tiful benefa&or to the Englifh college ; and being worn out 
with perfecution and years, died, and was buried there, about 
1592, where his grave is ihewn with refpecl to Englifh tra- 
vellers going thither. He married Catharine, daughter and 
heir of Sir Thomas Fettiplace, of Compton-Beauchamp, in the 
Vale of Berks; but dying without iifue, the family was con- 
tinued by his brother, John Englefeld, Lord of Wotton-Baf- 
fet, in Wiltmirc, who had iflue one fon, named Francis, by 
Margaret his wife, daughter of Sir Edward Fitton, of Gawf- 
worth, in Chefter, Knt. Lord-Prefident of Connaught, in Ire- 
land, and Mary his wife^ daughter of Sir Guiicard Harbottle, 
of Horton, Knt. and Jane his wife, daughter of Sir Henry 
WiUoughby, of Riflev, in Derbyfhire, Knt, 

Francis En2;ierield, Efq; only fon aforefaid, was of Wotton- 
fiaiiet, in Wilts, (of which place his father was alfo nomi- 
nated) as well as Englefield, in Berkfhire. 

In the tenth year of King James, he was advanced to the 
dignity of a Baronet. He married Jane, daughter of Anthony 
Browne, Efq; eldeft fon of Anthony, Lord Vifcount Moun- 
tague, by whom he had ten children, feven fon 4, and three 
daughters ; 1. Thomas, who married Mary, daughter of Wil- 
liam Wollafcot, ofShenfield, in Berks, Efq; bdt died before 
his father, without iilue. 2. Sir Francis, his fucceflbr. 3. Sir 
Thomas, fucceflbr to his nephew. 4. John,' who died before 
his father, unmarried. 5. Anthony, of White- Knights, near 

Reading, who married Stifan, daughter of Ryley, of Ox-. 

ford ? Efq; (he died June 2, 1664. Her hufband died about 
1665, leaving iffue, Anthony, his fort and heir, of whom here- 
after. The fixth fon of Sir Francis Englefield, Bart, was 
William, who left a daughter and heir, married to - Fet* 
tiplacc, Efq; and died April 27, 1662. And 7. Henry, who. 

had three wives - 9 firft, Elizabeth, daughter of Pickford, 

of Cornwall, by' whom he had no iffue ; fecondly, Elizabeth, 

daughter to Sir Walter B)ount> of Sodington, in Worcefter- 

(hire, Bart, bv whom he, had, H.enry, who died unmarried, 

C and 



NGLE.FI ELD, of Wotton-Baflet. 127 

and three daughters ; Elizabeth, married to Sir William Ken* 
nedy, of* Ireland ; Mary, to Thomas Havers, of Thelton, in, 
Norfolk, Efq; and Catharine j and to his third wife, he mar- 
ried Anne, daughter to John Huband, of Ipfley, in Warwick* 
ihire, Efq; by whom he had no iflue. Of the three daughter* 
of Sir Francis, Dorothy, married Sir Edward Morgan, of Llan- 
ternam, in Monmouthfhire, Bart. Mary, to Chriftopher, Lord 
Teynharn ; and Margaret, who had two hufbands, flrft, Hat* 
ton Berners, of Whittlebury, in Northamptonfhire, Efq; and 
fecondly, Sir William Bradfhaigh, Knt. a younger fon of the 
family of Bradihaigh, of Haigh, in Lancafhire. Sir Francis, 
the father of thefe children, lived till 1631. 

Sir Francis Englefleld, Bart, eldeft fon and heir of Sir Fran- 
cis, fucceeded his father in the title and eftate : he received the 
honour of Knighthood from King James I. at Eaft-Hamfted % 
Aug. 12, 1622, and in his behalf, we meet with this indemni- 
fying letter of King Charles L 

"CHARLES REX. 
\\T HE R E AS our trufty and well-beloved Sir Francis En- 
* * glefield, Knight and Baronet, being a recufant, is thereby 
fubject to our laws and ftatutes in that cafe provided : thefe 
are to fignify our royal will and pleafure, that no perfon or per- 
fons (hall, at any time hereafter, fue, profecute, or Implead, 
cither by way of indictment, information, or otherwife, againft 
the faid Sir Francis, for being a recufant, or convicted by vir- 
tue of any of our laws or ftatutes againft popifh recufants, till 
we ihall flgnify our pleafure to the contrary. Given under our 
fignet, at our palace of Weftminfter, Decemb, the 6th, in the 
ioth year of our reign." 

He married Winifrid, daughter and coheir to William 
Brookfby, of Sholeby, in Leicefterfhire, Efq; by whom he 
had one fon, Sir Francis, his fuccefTor, and three daughters ; 
Helen, married to Sir Charles Waldgrave, Bart, father of the 
firft lord Waldgrave; Mary, to Sir George Browne, Knight 
of the Bath ; and Catharine, the wife of William Turvile, of 
Afton-Flamvile, in Leicefterfhire, Efq; he died in May, 1665, 
and lies buried in Englefleld church, in Berkfhire. 

Sir Francis, his fon and fuccefTor, married Honora, daughter 
of Henry O'Bryan, Earl of Thomond, of Ireland, by whom 
he had no iflue ; his Jady furviving him, remarried to Sir Robert 
Howard, Knt. fixth fon of Thomas, the firft Earl of Berk- 
shire : whereupon the title ajid eftate went to his uncle, Sij: 
Thomas Englefleld, Bart, fecond furyivjng fon of Sir Francis 
Jngiefield, the firft JBaronet. 

Whick 



128 E N G L E F I E L D, of Wotton-Baffet. 

Which Sir Thomas married two wives ; firft, Mary, daugh- 
ter of Sir Henry Winchcomb, of Bucklebury, in Berks, Bart, 
by whom he had no ifTue ; fecondly, Mary, daughter of George 

Huntley, of ^, in Gloucefterjhire, Efq; by whom he had 

one fon. Sir Charles, his fucceflbr, and three daughters ; 
I. Anne, who died unmarried, 1678; 2. Philadelphia, mar- 
ried tto Henry Foflan, Gent, and died without ifTue ; 3. Eliza- 
beth, married to -. 

Sir Charles Englefield, Bart, who fuceeeded his father, 
married Sufan, natural daughter to John, Lord Culpeper, by 
Mrs. Sufan Willis, (and owned by Lord Culpeper, as one of 
"his children) by whom he had a fon, Thomas, and a daugh- 
terr, Charlotte, who both died young. Sir Charles, dying, 
April, 1728, was buried at Englefield-church, aforefaid, and 
Was fuceeeded in dignity and eftate by his coufin, Sir Henry 
Englefield, Part, eldeft fon of Henry Englefield, of White- 
ICnights., Efq; fon of Anthony, who was fon of Anthony, 
fifth fon of Sir Francis Englefield, the firft Baronet, and Jane, 
his wife, daughter of Anthony Browne, Vifcount Montague, 
before mentioned. 

Which Anthony Englefield, Efq; (fon and heir of Anthony, 
fifth fon of Sir Francis) by Alice, his wife, daughter of Tho- 
mas Stokes, of London, Efq; had ifTue feventeen children, viz, 
ten fons, and feven daughters ; of which, Martha, married 
Lyfter Blount, of Mapledurham, in the county of Oxford, Efq; 
Elizabeth, to William Dorrington, fon of Sir John Dorring- 
ton, ofSufTex, Knt. and Mary, to Sir William Swinburne, of 
Capheaton, in Northumberland, Bart, the others were either 
nuns, or died unmarried. The ten fons died all unmarried, 
except Henry, the fourth fon, who fuceeeded to his father's 
eftate, and was of White-knights, aforefaid, and married Ca- 
tharine, daughter of Benjamin Poole, of London, Efq; (who 
furviving him, married Edward Webb, of Gray's-Inn, Efq;) 
by whom he had ifTue nine children, three fons and fix daugh- 
ters ; Sir Henry, of whom hereafter; Charles, and Francis, 
who died without ifTue : and of the fix daughters, Catharine, 
Terefa, Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, and Anne, the four laft 
are living ; of which, Mary, after the deceafe of Francis 
Smith Carrington, of Wotton-foall, in the county of War- 
wick, Efq; her firft hufband, was married to Thadee O'Fla- 
herty, of the kingdom of Ireland, Efq; the others are all un- 
married. 

Which Sir Henry Englefield, the prefent Baronet, in 1742, 
married, to his firft wife, Mary, the daughter of Thomas 
Berkely, of Spetchley, in Worcefterfhire, Efq; fhe died in 
childbed of his firft child, named Mary, who likewife died in 

the 



HOLTE, of Afton. 129 

the eighth year of her age. In 1751, Sir Henry married, to his 
fecond wife, Catharine Bucke, daughter of Sir Charles Bucke, 
of Hanby Grange, in Lincoln(hire, Bart, and of Anne Se- 
bright, his wife, daughter of Sir Thomas Sebright, of Beech- 
wood, in Hertfordshire, Bart, by whom he has had live chil- 
dren, viz. Henry-Charles, Ethelinda-Catharine, Terefa-Anne, 
Francis, and Francis-Michael ; of whom, Ethelinda died in 
the fifteenth year of her age, and Francis died an infant : the 
other three are ftill living. 

Arms. Barry of fix, Gules and Argent, on a Chief, Or, 
a Lion paftant, Azure. 

Crest. On a Wreath, an Arm couped at the Elbow, 
vefted per pale, Azure and Gules, holding a Branch, proper. 

The other Creft of the family is, a Spread Eagle, in Pale, 
Azure .and Gules, which latter is likewife on the tomb-ftones, 
in Englefleld church. 

Seat. At White-Knights, near Reading, in Berkshire. 



27. Holte, of Afton, near Birmingham, 

Warwickshire. 

Created Baronet, Nov. 25, 161 2. 

'THE ancient deeds and writings of this family being de- 
ftroyed, when Afton-houfe was plundered, in the time of 
the rebellion, 1641, the firft that I can difcover, is Sir Henry 
Holte, father to Sir Hugh Holte, who married Matilda, daugh- 
ter to Sir Henry de Erdington, baron of Erdington, (by Joan, 
his wife, daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas de Wolvey) and 
had ifTue by her a fon, John Atte-Holte, and died, leaving her 
a widow, anno 16 Edw. II. 

John, his fon, had to wife, Alice de Caftello, or Caftell, 
daughter, and at length fole heir to Sir George de Caftell., 
defcended from the Caftells, ancient lords of Withibroke, in 
the county of Warwick ; and, by a female anceftor from Re- 
ginald de AfTeles, Lord of Nechels : and, anno 4 Edw. III. 
Alice, (thn widow of Sir George, niece and heir to Aliva, 
one of the coheirs to Simon de Afleles) in confideration of forty 
pounds, pa(Ted away all her inheritance in the manor, unto 
Simon del Holte, of Birmingham, and his heirs ; which eftate 
is ftill in the family. 

This Simon del Holte was fon of John, aforefaid ; and, by 
his wife, Albreda de Bermingham, (a daughter of a noble and 
eminent houfe, progenitor to the earls of Louth, in Ireland) 
had iflue two fans, John and Walter. 

Vol. I. K John 



130 H O LT E, of Afton. 

John Atte-Holte, called Senior, in refpecl: of his fon, was 
living 21 Edw. HI. and had alfo two Tons, John, and Walter, 
who died without iflue. This John Holte, having had in 
marriage, Eleanor, daughter and coheir of William Durvaffal, 
of Spernall, died childlefs, whereupon Walter Holte, his un- 
cle, fucceeded in the eftate. 

Which Walter, anno 49 Edw. III. and 1 Rich. II. under- 
went the office of efcheator to the King, for the counties of 
Warwick and Leicefter j a fervice, in thofe times, of great 
truft, and wherein none but perfons of noted worth and qua- 
lity were employed. In the latter of which years, he was the 
principal commiflioner afligned in the county of Warwick, for 
levying and collecting a fifteenth and tenth, then granted to 
the King in Parliament ; and departing this life, left iflue three 
fons, John, Simon, and William : his wife, Margery, fur- 
viving. 

John, the eldeft fon, was {tiled of Yardley, and had iflue, Au- 
domar Holte, his fon and heir, who was difpoflefled of Afton, 
by his uncle, William Holte ; but it was afterwards reftored to 
him. 

John, (fon and heir of Simon Holt, by Matilda, his wife, 
daughter and heir of William Collyng, of Bruge-North, in 
Salop, Efq;) left iflue, by Margery, his wife, daughter of Sir 
Richard Delabere, of Kynardfley, in Herefordftiire, Knt. a 
daughter, Elizabeth, married to John Rudgeley, of Wiging- 
ton, and one fon, 

William Holte, Efq; who married Margaret, daughter of 
William Cumberford, of Cumberford, in Staffbrdfhire, Efq; 
had a numerous iflut, and left a fon of bis own name, Wil- 
liam, who fucceeded to the eftate. Which William married a 
daughter of Adam Knight, of Shrewlbury, Efq; and he had 
iflue by her feven daughters ; Margaret, married to Stanley ; 
Anne, to Piers ; Elizabeth, to Wefton; Margery, to Nicholls; 
Ellen, to Petman ; Frances, to Forfter ; Winifrid, to Thomas 
Filher : alfo four fons, Thomas, Mark, John, and Nicholas. 

Thomas Holte, the eldeft fon and heir, who was a learned 
lawyer, and Juftice of North-Wales, temp. Henry VIII. as 
alio in commiflion for the peace in his county, the greateft part 
of that King's reign, and alfo in commiflion for the taking the 
furrender of religious houfes in that county, he wedded Mar- 
gery, eldeft of the feven daughters and coheirs to William Wil- 
lington, of Barchefton, in Warwickmire, Efq; who furviving 
him, afterwards became the wife of Sir Ambrofe Cave, Knt. 
chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancafter, temp. Eliz. 

Edward Holte, (fon and heir of the faid Thomas) was con- 
stituted one of the Juftices of Peace for Warwickfhije, 14 Eliz. 

and 



HOL TE of Afton. 131 

and in the twenty-fifth of that reign, High-Sheriff" of that 
county. By Dorothy, daughter of John Ferrers, of Tam- 
worth-Caftle, Efq; (by Dorothy, his wife, daughter of Fran- 
cis Cokayne, of Afhborne, in Derbyfhire, Efq; and Dorothy, 
his wife, daughter of Thomas Marrow, Efq; Serjeant at Law) 
he had three fons, Thomas, Francis, and Robert ; and feven 
daughters; Anne, wife to Edward Weft; Lucy, to John 
Hugford ; Catharine, to Humphrey Wyrley ; Mary, to George 
Smyth, fon of George Smyth, of Wotton, in Warwickfhire, 
Efq; Dorothy, Margaret, and Frances, all died without ifTue. 

Thomas Holte, the eidcft fon, who was of full age at the 
death of his father, was High-Sheriff of the county of War- 
wick, 41 Eliz. and received the honour of Knighthood (iS 
April, 1603) from King James I. at Grimfton, in Yorkfhire, 
when he arrived there from Scotland, in his way to London, to 
take pofletfion of the Crown of England ; and was afterwards 
farther advanced, by that Prince, to the dignity of a Baronet, 
25 Nov. in the tenth year of his reign. He was a gentleman 
well read in rnoft parts of learning, and verfed in feveral lan- 
guages ; was highly efteemed in his country by men of all con- 
ditions, being of an even temper, truly juft, charitable, and 
exemplary m his life and converfation. He died in the eighty- 
third year of his age, 1654, having, by his laft will and tefta- 
ment, afligned 300 1. for the building an hofpital at Afton, for 
five men and five women, appointing a rent-charge out of his 
manor of Erdington, of 88 1. per annum for their fupport. 

He married two wives, firft, Grace, one of the daughters 
and coheirs to William Bradburne, of Hough, in Derbyfhire, 
Efq; and fecondly, Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Littleton, 
of Pillaton-hall, in Staffordfhire, Bart, but by her had no ifTue. 
By his firft Lady he had fifteen children ; moft of which lived 
to men and women's eftate. Of his daughters, Anne, married 
Walter Gifford, of Chillington, in Stafford ihi re, Efq; Catha- 
rine, was wife of Roper ; and Grace, of Sir Richard 

Shuckburgh, of Shuckborough, in Warwickfhire, Knt. but 
of the fons, no jflue furvived, except from, 

Edward, his eldeft fon, who was one of the Grooms of the 
Bed-chamber to King Charles I, and attending him during the 
rebellion ; and was, with other his Majefty's friends, in Ox- 
ford, when it was befieged ; but falling ill of a fever, died be- 
fore the furrender thereof, and lies buried in Chrift-church, 
leaving ifTue, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Dr. John 
King, bifhop of London, Sir Robert, fuccefibr to his grand- 
father, and John, who died unmarried : alfo three daughters ; 
Grace, wedded to George Hampfon, Efq; (a younger fon of 
Sir Thomas Hampfon, of T.aplow, in Bucks, Bart. ) 2 Eliza- 

K 2 beth, 



1 32 HOLTE, of Afton. 

beth, firft married to Buncomb, of Surry, Efq; and after- 
wards, to Richbell, of London, Merchant ; and 3. Ca- 
tharine, wife of Sir Edward Nevill, of Grove, in Nottingham- 
fhire, Knt. 

Sir Robert Holte, Bart, (grand fon and heir to Sir Thomas) 
did his beft endeavours for the reftoration of the royal line, and 
for his known loyalty was appointed High-Sheriff of War- 
wickshire, the firft year after the return of King Charles ; and, 
the year following, was elected Knight for that county, in Par- 
liament. He married, firft, Jane, daughter of Sir William 
Brereton, of Brereton, in Chcfhire, Knt. and lifter to Wil- 
liam, Lord Brereton, of the kingdom of Ireland, who died in 
child-bed of her only fon, Sir Charles, his fuccefTor ; and after 
her deceafe, taking to wife, Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Smith, of Hough, in Chcfhire, Knt. had eight children, 
whereof only one fon, Robert, furvived. Sir Robert died, 
3 Och 1679, and was interred by his firft wife, in the paro- 
chial church of St. Clements-Danes, Middlefex. Sir Charles, 
his only fon by the firfl venter, fucceeded him in title and 
eftate. 

Which Sir Charles Holte, Bart, ferved as one of the Knights 
of the Shire in Parliament, for the county of Warwick, in the 
firft year of King James II. He was a man of letters, and well 
beloved in his country ; and having married Anne, eldeft daugh- 
ter and coheir of Sir John Clobery, of Winchefter, Knt. (who 
died at Afton, March, 1737-8, aged near ninety) had ifTue 
fix daughters, and four fons, viz. 1. Anne, married, 1718, to 
North Foley, Efq; but had no ifTue ; 2. Jane ; 3. Mary ; 
4. Selena; 5. Diana; (the four laft died unmarried ;) 6. Eli- 
zabeth, married to James Makenzie, M. D. but has no ifTue. 
His fons were, 1. Sir Clobery, married to Barbara, daughter and 
heir of Thomas Lifter, of Whitfield, in Northamptonshire, Efq; 
by whom he had two fons, Sir Lifter Holte, his fuccefTor, and 
Charles, married in 1754, to Anne, daughter of Pudfey Jef- 
fon, of Langlcy, in the county of Warwick, Efq; 2. Charles ; 
3. Francis, both died unmarried ; 4. John, married to Eli- 
zabeth, fifter to the prefent Peter Legh, of Lyme, Efq; but 
!eft no ifTue. 

Sir Charles dying, June 20, 1722, was buried in the family 
vault at Afton, and was fucceeded in dignity and eftate by his 
eldeft fon, 

Sir Clobery Holte, Bart, married, as aforefaid ; and he dying 
at Afton, July, 1729, was buried in the family vault there, 
and fucceeded in dignity and eftate by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Lifter Holte, the prefent Baronet, who married, in Oc- 
tober, 1739, the Lady Anne Legge, youngeft daughter of the 

Right 



EGERTON, of Egerton. 133 

Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth, by the Lady- 
Anne Finch, third daughter of Heneage, Earl of Aylcsford. 
She dying, July, 1740, without iffue, was buried in the family 
vault, at Afton : and in July, 1742, he married to his fecond 
wife, Mary, youngeit daughter of Sir John Harpur, of Calk, 
in the county of Derby, Bart. She alfo dying, in the year 1 752, 
without any ifTue then living, was buried in the family vault at 
Afton. And in 1754, he married, to his third wife, Sarah, 
daughter of Samuel Newton, of Kings-Bromly, in the county 
of Stafford, fq; Sir Lifter was Reprefentative for Litchfield, 
in Staffordfhire, in the ninth Parliament of Great-Britain. 

Arms. Azure, two Bars, and in Chief a Crofs, Pattee, 
Fitche, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Squirrel fejant, Or, holding a 
Halle-Branch, flipped and frucled, all proper. 

Motto. Exalt avlt hwnilis . 

Seats. At Afton, near Birmingham, Warwickfhire; and 
Brereton, in Chefhire. 



28. Egerton, of Egerton, Chefhire* 

Created Baronet, April 5, 1617. 

D OBERT Fitz-Hugh, baron of Malpas, held feveral ma- 
nors under Hugh Lupus, earl of Chefter, in the reign of 
William the Conqueror (as. recorded in Doomfday-book.) But 
Robert leaving no male ifTue, this barony came at length, by 
marriage of the heir female, into this famous and knightly fa- 
mily, (as Mr. Camden ftiles it.) 

Of which was, John de Belward le Malpas, who lived in 
the time of William Rufus. 

William, (fon and heir of John le Belward de Malpas) fo 
named by Sir William Dugdale, is wrote by Mr. Erdefwicke, 
(agreeable to other good authorities) Richard : his wife was 
Letitia, daughter and heir of Robert Fitz-Hugh, baron of 
Malpas. 

William, fon and heir of (William, or) Richard, and 
Letitia, his wife, married the daughter of Hugh Keveliock, 
and fifter and coheir of Ranulph, earl of Chefter : he had iffue 
by her, 1. David, Baron of Malpas ; 2. Robert, from whom 
the prefent Earl of Cholmondeley is lineally defcended ; and 
3. Richard, beforementioned, who is alfo taken notice of by 
Camden, in his Remains. 

K 3 David, 



i 3 4 E G E R T O N, of Egcrton. 

David, (eldeft fon of William) filled Dan-David de Mal- 
pas, and fometimes Le Clerc, from his being Secretary to the 
Earl of Chefter, married Margaret, daughter and heir of Ralph 
ap Eynion (a perfon of great note and large pofleflions, in 
Wales and Chefhire) by Beatrix, daughter of Kanulph, the 
fecond of that name, Earl of Chefter. His two fons were, 

1, William, Baron of Malpas, who left no legitimate 
ilTue. 

2. Philip, (High-Sheriff of Chefhire, temp. Edw. I.) who, 
poflefling the manor of Egerton, near Malpas, had (according 
to the cuftom of that age) the furname of Egerton, from the 
place of his refidence, which was derived to his pofterity in a 
lineal fuccefncn, which fpread into many eminent and flourifh- 
ing branches. The other fons of David were, 3. Peter, fur- 
named Thorneton ; and 4. David, Lord of Golbourne. 

David de Malpas, alias, de Egerton, (fon of Philip de Eger- 
ton, who died before his brother, William, the Baron) con- 
tinued the chief line, as next heir to his faid uncle. He married 
Cicely, daughter and heir of Randal de Thorneton. 

Philip, his fon and heir* was Sheriff of Chefhire, 2 Edw. IL 
and father of fix fens ; 1. David, (of whom hereafter;) 2. U- 
ryan* who, by his wife Amelia, daughter and heir of Calde- 
cote, of Caldecote, (15 Edw. II.) had ifTue, David and John, 
(anceftor to the Egertons, of Dynham, Willoughby, &c.) 
David, by his wife, Joan, the heirefs of Almaly, was father of 
Ralph, whofe fon, Ralph Egerton, of Caldecote, by the daugh- 
ter and heir of Hafelwall, had iffue, William Egerton, of Bet- 
tley, who, by marriage with Ellen, daughter and heir of Sir 
John Hawkllones, of Wrineford, alias Wrinehill, Knt. (by 
Annabella, his wife, daughter and heir of William Bromley, 
of Chettelion, and Annabella, his wife, daughter of Matthew, 
and fifter and heir of William de Chettelton) became poflefHd 
of thofe eftates, and had iflue Ralph, who died in 1452, leav- 
ing iiTue, Hugh Egerton, of Wrinehill, who married Margaret, 
daughter of John Dutton, ofDutton, and died 1505, having 
had illuc, Ralph, Robert, and Richard Egerton, Prebendary 
and Canon of Litchfield, alfo Re&or of Enfield, who died 1537. 
Ralph, the eldeft fon, died the 7th of May, 1522. He married 
Ifabel, daughter and heir of Robert Hill, of Hounhill, by whom 
he was father of John, (who died 1 June, 1529, having mar- 
ried Agnes, daughter of Sir Walter Griffith, of Wichnor) and 
William Egerton, of Bettley, father of Ralph, father of an- 
other Ralph ; the laft heir male of which branch was James 
Egerton, Efq; who died in the tenth year of his age, April 13, 
1687, being only fon of Randolph Egerton, Efq; Major-Gene- 
ral of Horfc to King Charles I. ancj Lieutenant-Colonel of his 

Majefty 



EGERTON, of Egerton. 135 

Majefty King Charles lid's own troop of guards, who died 
O&ober 20, 1 68 1. 

Sir Ralph Egerton, of Wrinehill, Knt. fon and heir of 
John, married Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Fitton, of Gawf- 
worth, and died 1596, to whom fucceeded, Edward, his fon 
and heir. 

Sir Bryan de Malpas, alias Egerton, third fon of Philip, be- 
forementioned, was Knight of the order of St. John of Jerufa* 
lem, temp. Edw. II. 4. John ; 5. Richard ; and 6. Philip. 

David de Malpas, alias Egerton, (eldeft fon of Philip, and) 
elder brother of Uryan, was Sheriff of Chefhire, 5 Edw. II. 
alfo 7 Edw. III. 1333 : an( * kv his wife, Ifabel, daughter of 
Richard Foulfhurft, of Crewe, had iffue, Philip, Uryan, Da- 
vid, and Robert Egerton, of Bickerton. 

Philip, (fon and heir) had to wife, Ellen, daughter of Sir 
John St. Peter, and by her had iffue, Ellen, wife to Sir Wil- 
liam Brereton ; and Ifabel, to Sir John Delves, Knts. alfo a 
fon named David, who married a daughter of Venables, 
of Kinderton, but left no iffue male ; fo that, 

Uryan, brother of Philip, fucceeded as Lord of Egerton ; 
and married Amelia, daughter of John Warburton, of War- 
burton, Efq; 

John, (fon and heir of Uryan) was father of, 

Sir John Egerton, of Egerton, Knt. who was flain at the 
memorable battle fought on Bloore-heath, in StafTordfhire, 
Sept. 23, 1459, between the Lord Audley, General for King 
Henry VI. and Richard Nevil, earl of Salifbury, on the fide of 
Richard Plantagenet, duke of York. He had iffue by Mar- 
garet, daughter" of Sir John Fitton, of Chefhire, Knt. Philip, 
William, Ralph, Hugh, and Peter. 

Philip, fon and heir of Sir John, was father of William, 
John, and Sir Ralph Egerton, Knt. by his wife, Margaret, 
daughter and heir of Ralph Baffet, of Bloore, progenitor of 
that knightly line, that for feveral generations flourifhed at 
Ridley, in Chefhire, (being afterwards feated at Shaw, in Lan- 
cafhire) and from which defcended Sir Richard Egerton, Knt. 
who, by Alice, daughter of Spark, of Bickerton, in Che- 
fhire, had a fon, Sir Thomas Egerton, Knt. who was Lord 
Keeper of the Great Seal, temp. Eliz. and by King James 
created Baron of Ellefmere, and Vifcount Brackley, and con- 
ftituted Lord-Chancellor of England ; from whom is defcended 
the prefent Duke of Bridgewater, whofe younger branches are, 
the Egertons of Tatton, in Chefhire, and Newborough, in 
Staffordfhire. 

William, eldeft fon of Philip, and brother of Sir Ralph, had 
no iffue \ whereupon, 

K 4 John, 



i 3 6 EGERTON, of Egerton. 

John, his next brother, became heir, and continued the prin- 
cipal line. Ke married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Hugh 
Done, ofOulton, Efq; 

Philip Egerton, of Egerton, and of Oulton, married Jane, 
daughter, and at length heir of Sir Gilbert Smith, of Cuerdley, 
Knt. (brother of William, Bifhop of Lincoln, and founder of 
Brazen-nofe college, in Oxford) and was, by her, father of Mar- 
garet, wife of Sir Hugh Starkly, Knt. and of his fon and fuc- 
ceflbr, 

Sir Philip Egerton, Knt. Sheriffof Cheihire, the 5th of Queen 
Mary ; who, by Eleanor, daughter of Sir Randal Brereton, of 
Ipitones, Knt. had iffue, 

John Egerton, Efq; who married Jane, daughter of Piers 
Moftyn, of Talacre, in Flint/hire, Efq; he had two fons ; Phi- 
lip, the youngeft, died ifTuelefs ; Elizabeth, his daughter, mar- 
ried Sir William Stanley, of Houton, in Werral Hund. Che-, 
fhire, Knt. and, 

Sir John Egerton, the eldeft fon (born 1551) was knighted by 
Queen Elizabeth, 1599. He died at London, April 27, 1614, 
having had ilTue by his firft wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir Row- 
land Stanley, of Houton, Knt. five fons; I. Philip, who died 
young; 2. Sir Rowland, of whom hereafter; 3. John, bafely 
killed by Edward Morgan, after having given him his life, in a 
duel, Ap'ii 20, 1608 ; 4. Peter, who married Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Hayes, Knt. and Alderman of London ; 
and 5. Richard, who died without iflue. Alfo three daughters ; 
Frances, wife of John Minfhull, of Minfliull, Efq; (whofe 
daughter married Cholmondeley, of Vale-Royal.) Margaret, 
married, firft, to Thomas Hall, and afterwards to Lawrence 
Whitacker, Efqrs. and Mary, to Richard Cartwright, of Aynhoe, 
in Northamptonfliire, Efq; By his fecond wife, Anne, daugh- 
ter of Robert Bernard, Efq; Sir John had no ilTue. 

Sir Rowland Egerton, of Egerton and Oulton, eldeft furviv- 
]ng fon and heir of Sir John, having been knighted, was after- 
wards (15 Jac. I.) created a Baronet. He died fuddenly, of an 
apoplexy, and was buried October 3, 1646. His lady, who 
furvived, was Bridget, daughter of Arthur, Lord Grey, Lord 
Lieutenant of Ireland, fon of William, Lord Grey, of Wilton, 
(Knight of the Garter, Lord Warden of the Eaft Marches to- 
wards Scotland, and Governor of the town and cattle of Ber- 
wick, who died December 14, 1562;) and of his wife, Mary, 
daughter of Charles Somcrfet, Earl of Worcefter, (lineal an- 
ceilor to the Duke of Beaufort) by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter 
of Thomas Weil, Lord Delawar. 

The faid Arthur, Lord Grey, died Odlober 14, 1593, aged 
fty-fcven, leaving ifFue by Jana-Sibilla, his wife, daughter of 

Sir 



EGERTON, of Egerton. 1 37 

Sir Richard Moryfon, of Cafhiobury, in Hertfordfhire, Knt 

ififler to Elizabeth, Countefs of Lincoln) two ions ; Thomas, 
,ord Grev, his fucceflbr, who died unmarried, 1614, and Wil- 
liam, who died, 1605, as;ed thirteen, and was buried in Mag- 
dalen-college chapel, in Oxford, with an infcription over him, 
as may be ieen in Wood's Antiq. Oxon. Sir Rowland had iffue 
by the faid Bridget, fix fons ; 1. Thomas, who married Barbara, 
daughter of Sir John St. John, of Lidyard-Tregoz, in Wilts, 
Bart, "but died iifuelefs before his father ; 2. Sir John, fucceflbr 
to the Title ; 3, Sir Philip Egerton, knighted by King Charles II, 
for his loyalty during the rebellion : he married Catharine, 
daughter and fole heir of Piers Con way, of Hendre, in Flint- 
fhire, Efq; by whom he had three fons, and four daughters, viz. 
John, his (on and heir ; Philip, who lived but a few days, and 
another Philip, D. D. of whom hereafter: Sibilla, who died an 
infant; Bridget, died about feven years old; Mary, married to 
Richard, Lord Vifcount Bulkeley, of the kingdom of Ireland; 
and Jane, who lived a little above a month. Sir Philip died at 
Oulton, and was interred at Little-Budworth, in Chefhire, x^u- 
guft 15, 1698. John Egerton, of Oulton, Efq; fon and heir, 
married three wives, firft, Mary 9 daughter of Thomas Chol- 
mondeley, of Vale-Royal, in Chefhire, Efq; fecondly, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Robert, Lord Vifcount Cholmondeley ; third- 
ly, Catharine, daughter of William Upton, of Upton, in Che- 
fhire, Gent, who furvived him, and was living 1 741 ; by neither 
of which had he any ifiue ; and died at Oulton, and was buried 
at Little-Budworth, Jan. 2, 1732. Philip Egerton, D. D. 
third fon, was Rector of Ailbury, in Chefhire, and married 

Frances, daughter of OlHey, Efq; (fecond fon of 

Offley, of Madeley-manor, in Stafford (hi re, Efq;) by Frances, 
his wife, daughter of John Lane, of Bentlev, in Staffordfhire, 
Efq; brother to Mrs. Jane Lane, afterwards Lady Filher, by 
whom he had ifiue, three fons, and fix daughters, viz. Philip, 
John, Rowland ; Bridget, Elizabeth, Mary, Frances, Catha- 
rine, and Sibilla. Dr. Egerton died at Aftbury, and was interred 
at Little-Budworth, March 6, 1726. Philip Egerton, of Oul- 
ton, Efq; eldeft fon of Dr. Egerton, married Frances, daughter 
and coheir of Sir Griffith Jeffreys, of Aclon, near Wrexham, in 
Denbighfhire, Knt. by whom he had no iffue ; John, fecond 
fon, married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of William Brock, 
of Upton, in Chefhire, Efq; by whom he had two fons, John, 
and Philip ; and three daughters, Anne, Mary, and Elizabeth. 
3. Rowland Egerton, who married the widow of Thomas Bourne, 
fecond fon of William Bourne, ofChell, in Staffordfhire, Efq; 
by whom he had no iffue. Of the fix daughters of Dr. Egerton, 
Bridget, married Edward Downes, of Shrigtey, in Chefhire, Efq; 

Elizabeth 



i 3 8 E G E R T O N, of Egerton. 

Elizabeth died unmarried ; Mary, married Richard Pulefton, of 
Havod-y-wern, near Wrexham, in Denbighshire, Efq; Fran- 
ces ; Catharine, died an infant; and Sibilia married Fran- 
cis Hafkins Eyles Stiles, of Moor-parlc, near Rickmanfworth, 
in Hertfordfhire, Efq; only fon and heir of Sir John Eyles, of 
Giddy-hall, in EfTex, Bait. The fourth fon of Sir Rowland, was, 
Arthur; 5. Rowland, of Chedleton ; and 6. Charles, of Wal- 
lefea, in Chefhire, who died without iflue: alfo three daughters, 
Sibyl, firft married to Edward Bellott, of Moreton, in Cheihire, 
Efq; and fecondly, to Sir Edmund Anderfon, of Broughton, in 
Lincolnshire, Bart. Elizabeth, wife of Sir William Radcliffe, of 
Foxenton, in Lancafhire, Knight, and Mary, who died at Far- 
thinghoe, unmarried. 

Sir John Egerton, Bart, eldeft furvi'ving fon and heir of Sir 
Rowland, died at Wrinehill, and was interred at Madely, 1674 : 
he married Anne, daughter of George Wintour, of Derham, in 
Gloucefterfhire, Efq; who furvived, and had iflue three daugh- 
ters ; Bridget* wife, firft, of Ralph Thicknefie, of Balterly, in 
Staffordshire ; and afterwards, of Timothy Hyldeyard, of Lin- 
colnshire, Efqs. Margaret, married to Windfor Finch, of Ru- 
(hock, in Worcefterfhire, Efq; and Anne, wife of John Gardi- 
ner, Efq; alfo his only furviving fon and fucceflbr, 

Sir John Egerton, Bart, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
William, and fifter and fole heir of Edward Holland, of Heaton 
and Denton, in Lancafhire, Efq; which Lady dying of the fmall- 
pox, May 31, 1701, he married, fecondly, Anne, fole daughter 
and heir of Francis Wolferfton, of Statfold, in Staffordshire, Efq; 
By this laft wife, who died 12 April, 1726, there is no iflue re- 
maining, Francis Wolferfton, a fon, and Hefter and Catharine, 
two daughters, being all dead ; the two firft, infants ; the laft, 
at a more adult age, 1722: but of the firft marriage, were fix 
fons ; 1 Sir Holland, his fucceflbr ; 2. John, who died of the 
fmall-pox, at Chefter, Dec. 19, 1704, aged fix teen years ; 3. Ed- 
ward, of Harlefton, in Staffordshire, who died unmarried May 9, 
1727 ; 4. Ralph, who died unmarried ; 5. Thomas, Rector of 
Sefton, in Lancafhire, and Cheadle, in Chefhire, who married 
Frances, daughter of John Beresford, of Beresford and Bentley, 
in Derbyfhire, Efq; (from which family is defcended, the pre* 
fent Vifcount Tyrone, in Ireland,) but as yet has no iflue ; 
6. William, Reclor of Farthinghoe, in Northamptonshire, who 
married Mrs. Bateman, and had by her, one daughter, Frances. 
Sir John had alfo two daughters, Anne and Elizabeth. Sir 
John died at Wrinehill, in Strffbrdfhire, Nov. 4, 1729, aged 
feventy- three, and was fucceeded in dignity and cftate by his 
eldeft fon, 

Sir 



E G E R T O N, of Egerton. 139 

Sir Holland Egerton, Bart, who married, 17 12, Eleanor 
youngeft daughter of Sir Roger Cave, of Stanford, in Northamp- 
tonfhire, Bart, (by his wife, Mary, fitter of the Right Hon. Wil- 
liam Bromley, Efq; Speaker of the Houfe of Commons, and 
Principal Secretary of State, temp. Anne) by whom he had fix 
fons, and two daughters ; whereof, the three eldeft fons are dead, 

I. John, died April 20, 1723, aged eleven years; 2. Holland, 
March 22, 1714-15; and, 3. Cave, April 16, 1718 ; 4. Sir 
Edward, his fucceftor; 5. Thomas-Grey; and 6. William: 
the daughters were, Mary, married to Sir Ralphe Afsheton, of 
Middleton, in Lancaftiire, Bart, and died at Middleton, Jan. 

II, 1735, leaving no ifllie; and Elizabeth-Charlotte, Lady Eger- 
ton, furviving her hufband, remarried in 1732, to John Brooke, 
Efq; youngeft fon of Sir Thomas Brooke, of Norton, in Che- 
(hire, Bart, and died at Heaton, Sept. 26, 1 7 34, leaving two 
daughters, Frances, and Eleanor, who died foon after her mo- 
ther : Sir Holland, died at Heaton, April 25, 1730, and was 
fucceeded in dignity and eftate by his eldeft furviving fon, 

Sir Edward Egerton, who dying unmarried, in March 1744, 
the title and eftate defcended to his brother, 

Sir Thomas-Grey Egerton, Bart, who married, June 14, 1748, 
Mifs Catharine, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Copley, Rector of 
Thornhill and Wakefield, in Yorkshire, bv whom he had two 
fons, Thomas and John. Sir Thomas-Grey, dying Aug. 7, 
1756, was fucceeded in title and eftate by, 

Sir Thomas Egerton, his eldeft fon, the prefent Baronet, who, 
September 12, 1769, married Eleanor Aftieton, youngeft daugh- 
ter and coheirefs of the late Sir Ralph Afheton, of Middleton, 
Bart. 

Arms. Quarterly, 8 Coats; 1. Argent, a Lion rampant, 
Gules, between three Pheons, Sable ; 2. Gules, three Pheons, 
Argent; the original bearing of this family, till about the time 
of Edw. III. 3. Azure, three Garbs, Or; the Earl of Chefter's; 
4. Argent, three Lioncels, paflant, regardant in Pale, Gules ; 
Ralph ap Eynion's ; 5. Argent, on a Bend, Gules, three Efcar- 
buncles, offixRayes, Or; Thometon's ; 6. Azure, two Bars, 
Argent, over all, on a Bend, Gules, three broad Arrows, of 
the fecond ; Done's ; 7. Argent, a Chevron, Sable, between 
three Rofes, Gules, bearded proper; Sir Gilbert Smith's ; 8. 
Barry of fix, Argent, and Azure, a Label of five Points, Gules ; 
Lord Grey, of Wilton. 

Supporters. Dexter, a Wyverne, Or ; finifter, a Lion, 
Argent, ducally crowned, as the Wyverne. 

Crest. On a Wreath, three broad Arrows, (two Saltierwife, 
and one in Pale 5 ) Or, headed and feathered Sable, braced or 

banded 



14 CLARKE, of Salford. 

banded together with a Ribband, Gules, (and fornetimes with a 
Wreath,) taflelled as the Arrows. 

Motto. Virtuti, non armh, fido. 

Seats. At Farthinghoe, Northamptonfhire ; at Wrinehill, 
Staffbrdihire j and at Heaton, near Manchefter, where he rc- 
fidcs. 



29. Clarke, of Salford, Warwickshire. 

Created Baronet, May 1, 1617. 

f I s H I S family-* about the time of William the Conqueror, 
being potTeiTed of Woodchurch, in Kent, were thence de- 
nominated. 

Raphe, fon of Anchitel de Woodchurch, is faid to be Cuftos 
of the caitle of London in the time of William Rufus, and fa- 
ther of Roger, who married Ifabel, daughter of Richard de 
Wakehurfr. Mr. Philpot, in his difcourfe on Woodchurch, 
gives an account, " That Woodchurch, in the hundred of Black- 
burn, in Kent, was the habitation of a family, of as deep root 
in antiquity, as any in this track ; who extracted their furname, 
as well as borrowed their firft original, from this place. Roger 
de Woodchurch, is the firil: who does occur ; who, in the an- 
cient evidences, and the deeds of this place, which are not cloi- 
stered within any date, finds a frequent mention ; and from him, 
(as appears from an old pedigree of this family,) did it devolve to 
his grand-child, Sir Simon de Woodchureh, who is in the regi- 
ster of thofe eminent perfons who accompanied Edward I. in his 
victorious, and triumphant expedition into Scotland, where his. 
victories entailed uoon his memory, the character of Malleus 
Scotorum ; but in this Sir Simon, the name, though not the male 
line, determined; for he, by matching with Sufan, heir of 
Henry le Clerke, of Munfidde, brought a large inheritance to, 
own the figniory of Woodchurch ; and his fucceiibrs, in grati- 
tude to a family, winch had added fo much, of fplendor, and 
annexed fo plentiful a revenue to this name, altered their pater- 
nal appellation from Woodchurch to Clerke : and fo in all their 
deeds, fubfequent to this match, have written Clerke, alias 
Woodchurch, ever fince. But as all families have their defcent 
and period, as well as gradation and afcent, fo had this ; for, 
after this manor had, for fo manv hundred vears, continued in 
this family, which had been productive of men, which had been 
planted in places of the greater! eminence, by which they were 
obliged to perform their fcrvice to their country, it came down at 

laft, 



CLARKE, of Salford. 141 



Jilt, to Humphry Gierke, Efq; who, about the year 1594, patted 
it away by lale, to Walter Harlackenden, Efq;" whoi'e daughter 
and heir, Deborah, married Sir Edward Hales, Bart. 

Thomas Woodchurch, fo.n of Roger, beforementjoned, mar- 
ried Anne, daughter of Sir Walter Harvy, Knt. Lord-Mayor of 
London, in the reign of King John, by whom he had Sir Simon 
Woodchurch, Knt. who, by Sufan, daughter and heir of Henry 
Clarke, had iffue two ions; I. Simon, who married Ifabel, 
daughter of Sir Robert Rockefly, of Horton-Kirkby, near Dart- 
ford, in Kent, Knt. and left only a daughter and heir, Ifabell, 
married to Adrian Fortcfcue ; 2. Clarke Woodchurch, heir to 
his mother's lands, who married Be.net, daughter and coheir of 
Robert Shert, of Woodchurch, and was father of, 

Peter Ciark, alias Woodchurch, who married Eleanor, daugh- 
ter of Peter Rowling, and had two ions, John, and Henry, Bat- 
chelorin Divinity, who died without ifTue. 

Sir John Clarke, Knt. eldeft fon, was at the battle of Poitiers, 
and winning of Calais : he married Margaret, daughter and heir 
of Delahay, and had a fon, Henry Clarke, alias Woodchurch, 

who, bv Maud, daughter of Ichingham, of Ichingham, had 

iiTue, Robert Clarke de Woodchurch, who married Catharine, 
daughter of Richard Edingham, of Edingham, in Kent, by 
whom he had, 

William Clarke, of Woodchurch, who had three wives ; 1. 

Julian, daughter of Roberts, of GlafTenbury, in Kent ; 2. 

Bennet, daughter of Afhburnham, Efqrs. by neither of 

which had he any ifiue ; 3. Elizabeth, daughter and heir of 
William Winterborne, of Sandhurft, in Kent, Efq; by whom 
he had two fons ; 1. Robert, who married the daughter of 
Hales, of Halden, in Kent, but his iiTue failed ; 2. John, who 
married Rabege, daughter and coheir of Thomas Godfrey, of 
AUington, Efq; by whom he became poiTefTed of Fauconhurft. 
This William built the fouth ifle at Woodchurch, and was there 
buried, 13 Edw. IV. 1473. 

Humphry Clarke, fon of John Clarke, of Woodchurch, by 
Margaret, his wife, daughter of John Maney, of Biddenden, in 
Kent, Efq; had iifue four daughters that were married, viz. 
Margaret, to William Brockman, of Newington ; Elizabeth, 
to Richard Tucke, of Aldington ; Joan, firft married to Regi- 
nald Knight, fecondly, to Thomas Graunt, and thirdly, to Sir 
Walter Afcough, Knt. and Lettice, firft married to Martvn 
Culpeper, M. D. and fecondly, to Robert Purflow : and 2 fons ; 
1. Humphry Clarke, of Buckford, in Great-Chart; 2. Walter 
Clarke, of RatclirFe, in Bucks, Efq; who married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Simon Edolph, of St. Radigans, in Kent, Efq; and 
had iflue four fons ; Simon, Martin, who died without iflue, 

John 



142 CLARKE, ofSalford. 

John, who married Mary, daughter of Randall, of Dunkirk; 
and Humphry, who married Cicely, daughter of Nicholls : and 
a daughter, Anne, the wife of Abel Barnard. 

Simon Clarke, Efq; the elded fon, married, i. Margaret, 
daughter and coheir of John Alderford, of Abbots- Salford, in 
Warwickftiire, Efq; (by Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Dormer, 
of Newbottle, Efq;) and was created a Baronet, 1617. He had 
iiTiie by the faid Margaret, five fons ; Sir John, Walter, Tho- 
mas, Peter, a Captain in the Low-countries, and Woodchurch, 
(who married the daughter of Thomas D'Abitot, of Ridmarfly- 
D'Abitot, in Worcefterfhire, and left iflue, Simon;) alfo a 
daughter, Elizabeth. His fecond Lady was Dorothy, daughter 
of Thomas Hobfon, of Cambridge, Gent, relict of William 
Hay, Gent, by whom he had no iflue. 

Sir John Clarke, Bart, eldeft fon and fucceflbr to Sir Simon, 
married Anne, daughter of John Williams, of Marnehill, Efq; 
but had no iflue. 

Sir John, beforementioned, dying without iflue, was fucceeded 
by his nephew, Sir Simon Clarke, only fon of Peter Clarke, Efq; 
(who was killed in 1639, by the Lord Morley) by Elizabeth, his 
wife, daughter of Corbyfon, of Warwickftiire, 

Which Sir Simon Clarke, Bart, married Mercy, daughter of 
Philip Brace, of Doverdale, in Worcefterfhire, Efq; by whom 
he had two fons, Sir Simon, his fucceflbr, and Philip, (who 
Jeft two fons, Sir Simon, hereafter mentioned, and Philip ;) and 
two daughters, Elizabeth and Mercy : Sir Simon died Nov. 10, 
1687, 

Sir Simon Clarke, Bart, eldeft fon and fucceflbr to his father* 
married a daughter of the Rev, Mr, Caftle, and left iflue only 
one fon, 

Sir Simon-Peter Clarke, Bart, who firft went to fea, with 
the King's letter, on board the Afliftance man of war, and after- 
wards ferved in feveral different capacities at fea, but dying with- 
out iflue, was fucceeded by his coufin, 

Sir Simon Clarke, Bart.' eldeft fon of Philip, fecond fon of Sir 
Simon, by Mercy, daughter of Philip Brace, Efq; beforemen- 
tioned. 

The refidence of this family being in Jamaica, deprives us at 
prefent of faying, with certainty, who now enjoys the title. 

Arms. Gules, Three Swords erecled in Pale, Argent, Hilts, 

Or. 

Crest. A Hand couped at the Wrift, proper, holding a 
Sword, as in the Arms, 



30. Boynton, 



B O Y N T O N, of Barmfton. 1 43 
30. Boynton, of Barmfton, Yorkshire. 

Created Baronet, May 25, 1618. 

HP HIS is a family of very great antiquity; and the firft men* 
T tioned in the pedigree is Bartholomew de Boynton, who 
was feized of the manor of Boynton, (from whence the family 
were denominated) and lived 1067, and was fucceeded in his 
eftate by his fon, Walter, who lived in the time of William 
Rufus, 1 09 1. Some time after, we meet with Bruis de Boin- 
ton, a witnefs, with the Prior of Tinmouth, and others, to a do- 
nation in frank Almoigne, made by Ranulf de Merley, in 30 
Henry I. 1 129, confirming to the monks of Durham, Morvic, 
with the appurtenances, that his father, William de Merley, 
had before granted them : to whom fucceeded, Sir Ingram de 
Boynton, Knt. feated at Aclam, in that county ; who had ifTue, 
Sir William, his fon and heir, living in the reign of King Ed- 
ward I. father to another Ingram de Boynton, who left ifTue, by 
Margaret, his wife, daughter of Sir Walter Grindal, Knt. Wal- 
ter, his fon and heir. 

Which Walter de Boynton was knighted, and in 30 Ed. III. 
1356, being in the fervice of Edward, Prince of Wales, in Bri- 
tany, had the King's letters of protection, dated the 8th of Fe- 
bruary, the fame year. He had ifTue, Sir Thomas Boynton, of 
Aclam, who had in marriage, Catharine, daughter and coheir of 
Sir Gifford RofTells, of Newton, under Gundftrough, in Cleve- 
land. He was fucceeded by a fon of his own name, Thomas de 
Boynton, who was likewife a knight ; and, by Margaret, his 

wife, daughter of Sawcock, left a fon, Henry. 

Contemporary with the faid Sir Thomas, was Robert de Boyn- 
ton, governor of Berwick-caftle. 

Henry de Boynton, (fon and heir of Sir Thomas) feconded 
the intereft of Henry (Percy) earl of Northumberland, and his 
fon, who had taken arms againft King Henry IV. For, in the 
fourth year of the reign of that Prince, (when the battle of 
Shrewfbury was fought) John Wokerington, Gerald Heron, 
and John Mitford, were commiflioned to tender an oath to this 
Henry de Boynton, and others, to be true to the King, and $g- 
nounce Henry, Earl of Northumberland, and his adherents ; 
yet, three years after this, he was concerned with the faid Earl, 
Thomas Mowbray, Earl-Marfhal, Richard Scroope, archbifhop 
of Canterbury, and others, who had taken arms in 7 Henry IV. 
and flying to Berwick, was apprehended, on the furrender thereof 
to the King, and, with feven others, executed, being then a 
Knight, He had ifTue, by Elizabeth, his wife, (afterwards mar- 
ried 



144 BOtNTON, of Barmfton. 

ried to John Felton) two daughters, viz. Elizabeth, wife to 
Thomas Marton, of Marton, in Cleveland ; and Jennet, wife 
to John Wydifworth ; likewife two fons, Thomas de Boynton, 
who died without iflue, and Walter ; other pedigrees fay, Wil- 
liam. 

Which Walter, or William, lived in the time of King Hen- 
ry VI. and by his wife, Jane, the daughter of Simon Harding, 
left ifTue, Sir Thomas Boynton, Knt. his fon and heir ; who, 
by marriage with Ifabel, daughter of Sir William Norrnanvile, 
of Kilnwick, in Yorkfhire, Knt. had iflue two fons, Henry, 
hereafter mentioned, and Sir Chriftopher, progenitor to the 
Boyntons ofSadbury, in the liberty of Richmond, in Yorkfhire, 
the eldeft line whereof expired in one daughter and fole heir, 
Ifabel, married to Henry, fecond fon to Sir William Gafcoigne, 
of Gawthrop, Knt. and from a fecond fon of this branch, des- 
cended the Boyntons, who were fettled at Willerby, and after- 
wards at Rawcliff; which likewife expired in heirs females, one 
f whom was mother to Boynton Appleyard, Efq; who bears the 
name of Boynton-Boynton, by right of fubftitution and adop- 
tion. 

Henry Boynton, Efq; fon and heir of Sir Thomas, before- 
mentioned, and elder brother to Sir Chriftopher, encreafed his 
fortune very confiderably, by marrying Margaret, daughter and 
coheir of Sir Martyn del See, Lord of Barmfton, in Yorkfhire, 
by Margaret, his wife, daughter and coheir of Chriftopher Spen- 
cer ; for thereby he enjoyed a large eftate of her inheritance, and 
principally the manor of Barmfton, anciently pofteiTed by John 
Mounceux ; whofe daughter and heir, Margaret, married to . 
Bryan at See, brought it to Sir Martyn del See, fon of the faid 
Bryan ; and from the aforefaid marriage with Boynton, it ac- 
crued to this familv, and has been their principal feat ever ftnce. 
The faid Henry Boynton had a daughter, Ifabel, efpoufed to 
Bryan Tonftall ; and four ions, Thomas, Martyn, Cuthbert, 
and Henry. 

Thomas Boynton, Efq; the eldeft, fucceeded at Barmfton and 
Adam, and taking in marriage, Cicely, daughter to Sir James 
Strangeways, of Smeton, in Yorkfhire, Knt. had iflue two 
daughters, (Anne, married to Robert Haldenby, of Haldenby ; 
jane, to Thomas Goldfborough, of Goldfborough, Efqrs.) and 
a fon, Matthew. 

Which Matthew Boynton, Efq; married Anne, daughter to 
Sir John Bulmer, Knt. and had ifTue a fon, Thomas, and three 
daughters, viz. Margaret, wife to William Frobyfher; Anne, 
to William, fourth fon to Richard Norton, of Norton, in York- 
fhire ; and Cecilie, Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth, and 
ajterwards married to Edmund Norton, third fon of Richard. 

Thoma* 



BOYNTON, of Barmfton. 145 

Thomas Boynton, Efq; (Ton and heir of Matthew) was She- 
rifF of Yorkfhire, in i8 Eliz. and afterwards had the honour of 
Knighthood from the Queen, at Hampton-Court, in Jan. 1577. 
He had two wives, Frances, daughter of Francis Forbyfher, of 
Doncafter, by whom he had his fori and heir, Francis ; and 
Anne, who married Francis Vaughan, of Sutton-Darwent, in 
Vorkfhire. By his fecond Lady, Alice, daughter of Nicholas 
Temped, of Holmefide, in the Bifhopric of Durham, Efq; he 
had no iiTue ; and fhe, afterwards marrying Sir Chriftopher Place, 
ofHalnaby, in Yorkmire, Knt. had, among other iffue, Doro- 
thy, (at length fole heir of that family) who married the afore- 
faid Francis Boynton, Efq; cldeft fon and heir of Sir Thomas. 

Which Sir Francis was Sheriff of Yorkshire, in 28 Eliz. and 
received the honour of Knighthood, at York, the 17th of April, 
1603, when King James pafled through that city, in his way 
from Scotland. He left iiTue by the faid Dorothy, daughter and 
coheir of Sir Chriitopher Place, Knt. and Alice, his wife, relict 
of Nicholas Temper!, of Holmefide, and Anne, his wife, daugh- 
ter of John Marley, Efqrs. a daughter, Dorothy, married to Sic 
Henry Bellingham, of Levinz, Knt. and a fon named Matthew. 

This Sir Matthew Boynton was knighted by King James I. 
at Whitehall, May the 9th, 1618, and on the 26th of May fol- 
lowing, was farther advanced to the dignity of a Baronet. He 
ferved in Parliament for the borough of Heydon, in the reign of 
King Charles. I. and was one of thofe the rebels chiefly entrufted 
in Yorkmire ; for when Sir John Hotham, and his fon, Captain 
Hotham, were contriving the furrender of Hull, to the King, 
this Sir Matthew Boynton had orders from the Parliament, to 
have an eye on them, and endeavour to preferve the town, if he- 
perceived it in danger ; purfuant to which, he contrived the feiz- 
ing of him ; and Colonel Boynton, his fon, actually took Sif 
John prifoner. He died in the year 1646 ; and, by Frances, 
his wife, daughter of Sir Henry Griffith, of Agnes-Burton, Knt. 
and Bart, (and heir to her brother, Sir Henry) had feven fons, 
and four daughters ; of whom, Mary, died unmarried ; Dorothy, 
was wife to John An'aby, of Etton, in Yorkmire; Elizabeth, 
to John Heron, fon of Richard Heron, of Bockenfield, in Nor- 
thumberland ; and Margaret, to John Rcbinfon, of Rither, in 
Yorkmire, Efqrs. Of the fons, Sir Francis, fucceflbr to the 
title and eftate, will be mentioned hereafter ; Matthew, fecond 
fon, married Ifabel, daughter to Robert Stapleton, of Wighill, 
in Yorkfhire, Efq; and was flain at Wigan, in the advance of the 
army of King Charles II. out of Scotland, towards Worcefter : 
he left ifTue two daughters, one of them married to the nominal 
Duke of Tirconnel, when Colonel Talbot ; and the other to the 
celebrated Earl of Rofcommon : 3. Marmaduke ; 4. John ; 
Vql. L L 5, Guftayus 



146 B O Y N T O N, of Barmfton. 

5. Guftavus 3 6. Cornelius, and 7. Charles ; all died un- 
married. 

Sir Francis Boynton, Bart. (Ton and heir of Sir Matthew) 
aged forty-feven years, 1665, had to wife, Conftance, daughter 
of William, Vifcount Say and Seal, who bore him a daugh- 
ter, Frances, married to George Witchcote, of Harpfwell, in 
Lincolnfhire, Efq; and three fons ; 1. William ; 2. Nathaniel, 
who died unmarried ; 3. Henry, Rector of Barmfton, who 
wedded, firft, Dorothy, daughter of Alexander Amcotts, of the 
bifhopric of Durham, Efq; and had ifTue, Sir Francis Boynton, 
of Beverly, of whom hereafter ; and Elizabeth, who died young. 

He married, fecondly, Margaret, daughter of Robinfon, 

of Newton-Garth, in the Eaft-riding of Yorklhire, Efq; who 
died without iilue. 

William Boynton, Efq; (eldeft fon and heir apparent to Sir 
Francis, died in the life-time of his father, about the Year 1689, 
and by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and coheir of John Ber- 
nard, of Kingfton upon Hull, Efq; left iilue, Sir Griffith 
Boynton, Bart, fucccflbr to his grandfather, and a daughter, 
Conftance, married to Richard Kirfliaw, D. D. Rector of Rip- 
ley, in Yorkfhirc. 

Which Sir Griffith Boynton, of B'uftqh-Agnefs, Bart, married, 
fir ft, Adriana, daughter of Mr. John Sykes, Merchant, at Dort 3 
he died 1725, but had no ifTue. 

Sir Griffith, married, Nov. 1728, to his fecond Lady, a 
daughter of John White, of Codgrave, in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; 
he died, Dec. 22, 1731, without iilue, and his Lady, Oct. 8, 
1732, and was fucceeded indignity and eftate by his coufin, Sir 
Francis Boynton, Bart, only fon of Henry, Rector of Barm- 
fton, who was third fon of Sir Francis Boynton, Bart, before- 
mentioned. 

Which Sir Francis Bovnton, Bart, was elected Member in 
Parliament for Headon, in Yorkfhirc, and one of the Members 
of the Houfe of Commons, who, by order of the Houfe, in 
April 1736, was appointed to congratulate her late Majefty 
Queen Caroline, on the Nuptials of the Prince of Wales, with 
the Princefs of Sax-Gotha : he was alfo appointed, by the Houfe 
of Commons, to congratulate their Royal HighneiTes the Prince 
and Princefs of Wales, upon the Birth of Prince Edward ; and 
was Recorder of Beverley. He married Frances, daughter of 
James Heblethwayte, of Norton, in the Eaft-riding of York- 
lhire, Efq; (bv Bridget, his wife, daughter of Sir William 
Cobb, of Beverley, in Yorkshire, Knr.) which Lady has been 
dead fome years ; by whom he had ifTue three fons, and three 
daughters, viz. Sir Griffith, his fucceffor ; Francis, living; 
and William, cleceafed : Conftance and Adriana, aad Dorothy* 

deceaied. 



B U R D E T, of Bramcote. 147 

deceafed, This Sir Francis died Sept. 16, 17395 and was fuc- 
ceeded in dignity and eftate by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Griffith Boynton, who married Anne, fecond daughter of 
Thomas White, of WallingwelJs, in the county of Notting- 
ham, fq; which Lady died in childbed of their only iflue Sir 
Griffith, the prefent Baronet, Feb. 22, 1745. Sir Griffith died 
at Agnes Burton, in Yorkfhire, 0t. 22, 1761, and was fuc- 
ceeded in dignity and eftate, by 

Sir Griffith Boynton, his only fon, who married May 9, 1762, 
Charlotte, eldeft daughter of Dr. Topham. She died in child- 
bed, Sept. 9, 1767, and the child foon after. Sir Griffith has 
fince married again. 

Arms. Or, a Fefs, between three Crefcents, Gules. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Goat pafTant, fable, guttee d'Argent, 
Beard, Horns, and Hoofs, Or. 

Motto. // tempo paffa. 

Seat. At Burton-Agnes, in the Eaft-riding of Yorkihire. 



31. Burdet, of Bramcote, Warwickshire. 

Created Baronet, Feb. 25, 16x8. 

*T* HE firft of this family was Hugh Burdet, who came into 
* England with William the Conqueror, Anno 1066. He left 
iflue, William Burdet, Lord of Loufby, in Leicefterfhire, who 
founded the priory at Aucote, near Seckingdon, in Warwickshire, 
temp. Hen. II. to expiate the murder of his wife, committed at 
his return from the Holy Land ; the occafion of which is faid to 
be thus : That the faid William Burdet, being both a valiant 
and devout man, made a journey to the Holy Land, for fubduing 
of the infidels in thofe parts, and that his Steward, whilft he was 
thus abfent, follicited the chaftity of his Lady, who refifted thofe 
his uncivil attempts, with much fcorn ; whereupon, he grew fo 
full of envy towards her, that (o foon as he had heard of his 
Mafter's arrival again in England, he went to meet him ; and, 
to fhadow bis own foul crime, complained to him of her loofenefs 
with others; which falfe accufation fo enraged her hufband, that 
when he came home, and fhe approached to receive him with joy- 
ful embraces, he mortally {tabbed her. 

Sir William, grandfon of the above Sir William, left iflue 
three fons ; Hugh, father of William : Sir Richard Burdet, Knt. 
Lord of Loufeby and Newton, in Leicefterfhire, and William 
Burdet, from whom the Burdets, of Allington, were defcended, 
whofe heir general, Jane, married to Thgmas Harvey, of Elmf- 

L 2 thorpe, 



148 BURDET, of Bramcote. 

thorpe, in Leicefterfhire. Sir Richard left iflue, James, John, 
Sir Richard, and William Burdet, of Loufeby, who was living 
42 Henry III. 

This William, had ifiue four fons ; 1. Richard Burdet, of 
Newton-Burdet and Loufeby, in Leicefterfhire, who died 6 Ed. I. 
(father to William, flam at Dundee, in Scotland, 11 Ed. I. far- 
ther to John, father to Elizabeth, who, as heir general, conveyed, 
by marriage, the manor of Loufeby to her hufband, Thomas 
Afhby, Efq; whofe defendants poffefled the fame.) 2. Hugh. 
3. Robert Burdet, who died without iffue, in 31 Ed. I. 4. Wil- 
liam Burdet, of Shepey, and Cofby, in Leicefterfhire. He was 
one of the Knishts of that Shire, in the Parliament held in 
25 Edw. I. whofe heir general, Agnes, about the reign of Ri- 
chard II. or Henry IV. became the wife of William Shepey. 

As for Hugh, Sir Robert Burdet, his fon and heir, was the. 
firft that fettled at Arrow, in Warwickfhire, and married Eliza- 
beth, daughter and heir to Sir Gerard de Camville. In 14 Ed. II. 
he ferved in the Parliament, held at Weftminfter, as one of the 
Knights of the Shire for the county of Warwick ; in 18 Ed. II. 
one of the Knights for Leicefterfhire, in the Parliament then held; 
in 19 Edw. II. again Knight for Warwickfhire, in the Parlia- 
ment held at Weftminfter ; as likewife in 1, 2, and 4 Edw. III. 
for Leicefterfhire ; he was, before the end of the following year 
of the laft mentioned King, conftituted Sheriff for both counties. 
He died 7 Edw. III. and left iiTue, Gerard, and Robert Burdet, 
both Knights ; which Sir Robert married Elizabeth, daughter 
and coheir to Robert Garihale, of Ibftoke, in Leicefterfhire. 

Gerard, in 20 Edw. III. ferved in the wars of France, being 
then of the retinue to Maurice de Berkley, an Englifh Baron, 
and departed this life about 33 Edw. III. leaving, by Eleanor, 
his wife, (fifter and heir to John, Veale, of Compton-Scorfin, 
in Warwickfhire) John, his fon and heir, under a^e. 

Which John Burdet, by the death of John de Veale, (his 
uncle by the mother's fide) without iffue, in 34 Edw. III. was 
found to be one of his coufms, and next heirs ; in 1 Richard II. 
being then a Knight, he ferved in Parliament for Warwickfhire ; 
and in 2 Richard If. was conftituted one of the Commiftioners 
of the faid county, for taxing a fubfidy, at that time granted the 
King ; and having married Margaret, daughter to Thomas Fit- 
ton, ofGaufworth, in Chefhire, Efq; was fucceeded by, 

Sir Thomas Burdet, Knt. his fon and heir. He was confti- 
tuted one of the Commiftioners for the army, in 5 Richard II. 
ferved in Parliament as one of the Knights of the Shire for the 
county of Warwick, in 16 Richard II. as alfo in 2 and 8 Hen. IV. 
In 3 Henry V. he was made Sheriff for the counties of 
Warwick and Leicefterfhire. In 6 Henry V. he was again one 



BURDET, of Bramcote. 149 

of the Commiflioners of array, in Warwickshire; and the year 
following, jointly intrufted, with the Sheriff and others, to treat 
with tie people for a loan of money to the King; and was in 
Commiilion for affefiing and collecting a fubfidv, in 9 Hen. V. 
He left ifiue, by Anne, his wife, (daughter and coheir to John 
Waldeif) Nicholas, his fon and heir. 

Which Nicholas, being one of thofe, who, bearing arms 
from his anceftors, had fummons to attend the King in perfon, 
7 Henry V. for defence of the realm ; and fhortly after, he 
was retained to ferve the faid King in his wars, having received 
of John Salvaine, Treafurer at War to the Duke of Bedford, 
for himfelf, two men at arms, and (avai archers, 29I. us. 6d. 
for one quarter's wages. And continuing in thofe wars, in 
3 Henry VI. he was one that defended the town of St. James 
oe Beveron, in Normandy, upon the frontiers of Britany, or* 
the fiege thereof, by Arthur, Earl of Richmond, and Yverie, 
Conftable of France; and making a couragious fally, feven or 
eight hundred of the enemy were {lain, fifty taken prifoners, 
with eighteen ftandards, and one banner. In 15 Hen. VI. he 
was a Knight, and was afterwards flain at the battle of Pon- 
toife, 18 Henry VI. at which time he was Chief Butler of 
Normandy, and Governor of Eurieux, in that Dutchy. By his 
wife, Joan, coufin and heir of Henry Bruin, (with whom he 
had the manor of Bramcote, in Warwickfhire) he had Tho- 
mas Burdet, Efq; his fon and heir. 

Which Thomas, in 28 Henry VI. was employed in his coun- 
try about levying the fubfidy then granted to the King : He was 
a perfon of great note and figure there, and from the feventh to 
the fourteenth of Edward IV. was in Commiflion for conferv- 
ing the peace : but, anno 17 Edward IV. having incurred the 
King's difpleafure, for his good affections to the Duke of Cla- 
rence, fo ftricr, were the eyes and ears of his enemies, that an 
advantage was foon taken to take away his life ; for hearing 
that the King had killed a white buck, in his park at Arrow, 
which buck he fet much ftore by, he paflionately wifiied the 
horns in his belly that moved the King fo to do; for which 
words, he was arraigned and convicled of high treafon, upon 
inference of a mifchievous meaning to the King himfelf, and 
was beheaded for the fame. 

After the death of this Thomas, there arofe 2:reat fuits for 
his manor of Arrow, and other lands, betwixt Richard Burdet, 
his fon, by Agnes, daughter of John Waldeif, a former wife, 
that had been, for nearnefs of kindred, divorced from him, 
1464, and John Burdet, his fon, by Margaret, a later wife, 
daughter of John Rodney : for the faid Thomas, (by licence 
obtained from the Crown) 12 Ed. IV, had alienated his lands 

L 3 to 



150 BURDET, of Bramcote. 

to his younger fon, to the difberifon of his elder; of which he 
bf came afterwards fo fenfible, that as he was drawn from the 
Tower to the place of his execution, efpying his eldeft fon, in 
Wdlcheap, over-againft St. Thomas Becket's hofpita], (now 
Mercers-chapel) he caufed himfelf to be {laid, and there afked 
his laid fon forgivenefs, and acknowledging the wrong he had. 
done him, concluded that to be the caufe of God's vengeance 
then againft him. 

But in the fuit aforementioned, the faid John, (the younger 
fon) prevailed ; for Margaret, his mother, held her eflate there- 
in for life, and married, fecondly, Thomas Woodhill ; how- 
ever, the faid Richard Burdet, fo wrought with his brother John^ 
as alfo with the faid Margaret, and her hufband, that they 
levied a fine of the manor of Arrow, Compton-Scorfin, with 
other lands, and generoufly gave the faid Richard the prefent 
poifeflion thereof; whereby he became vefted in the faid inheri- 
tance, with the remainder, to Thomas, his fon; and for want 
of iffue by him, to Robert, his other fon, and the heirs of his 
body ; and for his want of fuch iffue, to the right heirs of the 
faid Richard, for ever. 

Which two fans died young, in their father's life-time, and; 
Richard, himfelf, by Joyfe, daughter of Sir Simon Montfort, 
Knt. (who furvived him, and afterwards married Sir Hugh 
Conway, Treafurer of Ireland) left no heir male. 

John Burdet, who was a Knight, died in 20 Henry VIII. 
leaving iffue, by Anne, his wife, daughter of William Hare- 
well, of that county, Thomas, his fon and heir, John, Wil- 
liam, and George ; alfo four daughters, Joan, Ofburna, wife 
to George Dafton, in Glouceflerfhire ; Elizabeth, to John 
Copland; and Anne, to John Hall. 

Thomas Burdet, died about the 31ft of Hen. VIII. leaving 
by Mary his wife, daughter to Sir Robert Throckmorton, Knt, 
Robert Burdet, Efcj; his fon and heir ; Clement, a Clergyman ; 
Humphrey, William, and Ethelbert ; alfo three daughters, 

Blanch, wife to Samborne ; Catharine to Ludlow; 

and Eleanor to Willenfcote. 

Which Robert was elected one of the P^nights of the Shire 
for the county of Warwick, in the Parliament 1 Edw. VI. and 
died j 1 Jan. 2 Edw. VI. and by Elizabeth his wife, daughter 
to Sir Tho. Cockaine, of Afhburne in Derbyfhire, Knt. had 
iffue, Tho. Burdet, Efq; his fon and heir, Francis, George, 
William, Student in the Middle-Temple, and John ; Thomas, 
died 15 July, 33 Eliz. and having married Bridget, daughter 
of Thomas Curfon of Croxhall, in Derbyfhire, Efq; had ifTue, % 
Robert, Thomas, Lawrence, and John, which John, died 
without iffue; alfo three daughters^ Dorothy, wife to John, 

Barvvellj,. 



BURDET, of Bramccte. 151 

Barwell, of Sekingdon, Gent, and to Sheffield, Gent. 

and Mary j and was fucceeded by Robert Burdet, Efq; his Ton 
and heir, who took to wife Mary, daughter of Dr. Thomas 
Wilfon, Dean of Durham, one of the principal Secretaries of 
State to Q. Elizabeth ; and deceafed 27 March, 1603. 

They had iflue Thomas, and fix daughters, Bridget, wife 
to William Whelpdale ; Anne, to John Bowes, of Elford in 
Staffordfhire, Efq; Mary, to Richard Frampton, Efq; Eliza- 
beth, to Anthony Hutton, of Penrith, in Cumberland, Efq; 
ion of Sir William Hutton, Knt. Letice, wife to Richard Skel- 
ton, of Armenthwait in Cumberland, Gent, and Lucrecia, 
who died unmarried. 

Thomas Burdet, of Seckington and Bramcote, Efq; fon of 
the faid Robert, born the 3d of Auguvt 1585, was by his Ma- 
jefty King James advanced to the dignity of a Baronet, the 
25th of February 1618. He added to his pofTefiions the manor 
of Formark, and a good eirate in Derbyfhire, by marriage of 
Jane, daughter and heir of William Frauncys, Efq; nephew 
and heir to John Frauncys of Formark, aforefaid, Efq; which 
feat has, fince that time, been the chief refidence of this family. 

This Sir Thomas was a good houfe-keeper, charitable to 
the poor, and ever ready to do all friendly offices, and his Lady 
was a very ingenious and learned perfon, as well as a pattern of 
all goodnefs. 

They had ifTue three fons, 1. Sir Frauncis, his fuccefTor. 
2. Robert, a Merchant and Alderman of the City of London, 
(who, by Mary his wife, daughter of Alderman Wright, left 
iffue.) 3. Leicefter, who died at Aleppo, unmarried. Likewife 
feven daughters, Catharine, married to Seabright Repington, 
of Amington in Warwickfhire, Efq; Ifabel, wife of Francis 
Merick, Merchant of London ; Lettice, efpoufed to William 
Houncel, Merchant of London ; Mary, wedded to George 
Bowes, of Elford in Staffordfhire, Efq; Jane,^betrothed to Gil- 
bert Thacker, of Repton in Derbyfhire, Efq; Dorothy, who 
died unmarried ; and Bridget, wife to Thomas Grefley, Efq; 
fon and heir of Sir George Grefley, of Drakelow in Derby- 
fhire, Bart. 

Sir Frauncis Burdet, Bart, born the 10th of September 1608, 
took to wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Walter, Knt. of 
Sarfden in Oxfordfhire, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, a 
Lady of exemplary prudence and behaviour; and both have 
left an admirable character for their charity and hofpitality, 
which proceeded from a principle of goodnefs, and not the leafr. 
oftentation ; for they were known rather to be auftere than af- 
fected with any defire of fhew or applaufe. The building from 
the ground, and endowing tne c h urcn - of Formark, is likewife- 

L 4 a laflang 



152 BURDET, of Bramcote. 

a lafting monument of their piety and regard for religion ; which 
church, called St. Saviour's, was confecrated in the year 1662. 

This Sir Frauncis, and his Lady, both lived to be very- 
aged : She was born in September 161 3, and died the 17th of 
April, 1701. Sir Frauncis, died Dec. 30, 1696. 

He left ilTue nine children: 1. Sir Robert, his fucceffor. 

2. Francis, who died, unmarried, the 18th of April, 1709. 

3. Walter, who died unmarried ; and during the pregnancy of 
Elizabeth, wife of his nephew, Robert B.urdet, Efq; took upon 
himfelf the title of Baronet. 4. John, late of Donifthorpe, in 
the counties of Derby and Leicefter, who married Anna, the 
daughter of Mr. Mugglefton, of Pafkington in Leicefterfhire, 
but died without ifiue. 5. Thomas, who died, unmarried, the 
1 2th of Aug. 1698. Lifewife four daughters, Dorothy, who 
died unmarried, September 4, 17 18. Mary, born January 
23, 1643, and died the 15th of April, 1701. Elizabeth, wife 
to Edmund Jcdrell, of Eardfley and Twamlow in Cheihire, 
Efq; and Jane, married to Edward Hopegood, Efq; 

Sir Robert Burdet, Bart, born the nth of January 1640, 
was, in his father's life-tirne, elected Knight of the Shire for 
the county of Warwick, in two Parliaments in the reign of 
Charles If. Likewife for the city of Litchfield in 1 W. M, 
2 W. M. and 7 W. III. He died the 18th of January 17 15-6, 
in the 76th year of his age, having had three wives : 1. Mary,, 
daughter of Gervafe Pigor, of Thrumpton, in Nottingham-, 
ihire, Efq; and coheir of John St. Andrew, ofGoteham, in the. 
fame county, Efq; who died in the 27th year of her age, the 3.1ft 
of Auguft 1668. (leaving an only daughter Elizabeth, who mar- 
ried Charles Jenens of the Middle-Temple, and of Gopfall, 
in Leicefterfhire, Efq;) 2. Magdalen, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Afton, of Afton in Chcfhire, Bart, and, laftly, Mary, daugh- 
ter to Mr. Thomas Brome, of Crox-hall in Derbylhire, who 
furvived him without iflue ;. but Magdalen, his fecond wife, 
bore him four fons, and four daughters, whereof Magdalen, 
Lettice, and Dorothy, died infants ; and Jane, married John 
Cotton, of Gedding, in Huntingdonshire, Efq; fon and heir 
of Sir Robert Cotton, Bart. Of the fons, Frauncis, the eldeft, 
born Sept. 3, 1666, died the 25th of May 1667 ; John, third 
fon, died an infant ; and Henry, youngeft fon, was unfortu- 
nately drowned at Oxford. 

Robert, fecond fon, (and heir apparent of Sir Robert Bur- 
det, Bart.) born the 25th of June 1680, died eleven days be r 
fore his father, viz. on the 7th of January 17 15-6, leaving 
Elizabeth his wife, daughter to William, Lord Vifcount Tracy, 
\vith child, who was delivered the 28th of May 17 16, of a fon,' 
Sir Robert, the prefent; Baronet; fhe likewife had by him fas 

daughters , 



BURDET, of Bramcote. 153 

daughters ; Elizabeth, who died unmarried, in the month of 
February, A. D. 1762; and Jane, who likewife died unmar- 
ried ; Mary, relief of Colonel Richard Pyott, fon of Richard 
Pyott, of Streetway in the county of Stafford, Efq; by wjiom 
fhe had one fon ; Frances ; Anne, wife to Wrightfon Mundy, 
of Ofbafton in the county of Leicefter, Efq; and Dorothy, 
married to the Rev. Mr. John Rollefton, Rector of Afton upon 
Trent, in the county of Derby ; Elizabeth furviving her faid 
hufband, Robert Burdet, Efq; married Robert Holden, of 
Afton, in Derbyshire, Efq; 

Sir Robert Burdet, the prefent Baronet, Member in the 
laft Parliament for Tamworth, fucceffor to his grandfather in 
title and eftate, married, in Nov. 1739, Elizabeth, the only 
daughter of Sir Charles Sedley, late of Nuthall in the county 
of Nottingham, Bart, and fitter to Sir Charles Sedley, of Nut-* 
hall, aforefaid, Bart. 

By this Lady, who died Aug. 28, 1747, he had three fons, 
and two daughters : Robert-Thomas-Sedley, who died when 
four years of age; Elizabeth, now living, and unmarried ; 
Francis, born, April, 1743, married, Dec. 1767, to Eleanor 
Jones, daughter and coheirefs of William Jones, Efq; of Ramf- 
bury manor, Wilts; by whom he has now living one fon, 
Robert, born Jan. 17, 1768; John, who died at the age of 
twenty; and Frances, now living, and unmarried. Sir Robert 
married to his fecond wife, the Right Hon. Lady Caroline 
Manners, widow of the late Sir Henry Harpur, Bart, of Caulk, 
in Derbyfhire, and daughter of the late Duke of Rutland, by 
Lady Lucy, fifter to Bennet Sherard, late Earl of Harborough; 
by which marriage Sir Robert had no ifTue. This Lady died, 
at Foremark in Derbyfhire, Nov. 10, 1769. 

Arms. Azure, two Barrs, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Lion's Head eras'd Sable, Lan- 
gued, Gules. 

Seats. At Bramco.te, in Warwickfhire, and Foremark, in 
Derbyfhire. 



32. Mackworth, of Normanton, Rutlandshire. 

Created Baronet, June 4, 1619. 

A/f AC K WORTH, in Derbyfhire, gave name to this an- 
cient family, feated there for many ' generations ; one of 
which was of the retinue to the famous James, Lord Audley, 
Knight of the Garter, who was very inftrumental in obtain- 
ing the glorious vidlory, at PoicYiers, under the Black Prince, 

in 



154 MAC KW O RT H, of Normariton. 

in 20 Edw. III. where the French, though much fuperior, re- 
ceived an overthrow, the King, and Dauphin of France, many 
* v of his Nobles, and innumerable common foldi?rs, being taken 
prifoners, as our hiftorians write ; and that this Lord Audley, 
acquainting the Prince, before the fight, with the vow he had 
made to be the firft in the battle, craved his licence that he 
might accomplim it; to which the Prince accorded, and faid, Sir 
James, God give you this, day that grace to be the left Knight of all 
ethers: and thereupon, departing with his four Efquires, (Mack- 
worth, being one of them) went to the foremofl front of the. 
battle, and, by his extraordinary valour, he broke through the 
French army, and caufed much flaughter that day to the 
enemy. 

Kis noble conduct: and valour fo infinitely pleafed the brave 
Prince, that, as a teftimony thereof, he fettled 500 marks in 
land upon him, in England, of annual revenue, (a confider- 
able ellate in thofe days) which this Lord prefently and frankly 
fettled on his four Efquires ; whereof the Prince being acquaint- 
ed, demanded whether he liked not his bounty, or thought the 
gift beneath his acceptance ; to which, when anfwer was given, 
That they deferved the fame as well as himfelf, without whofe 
amftance, fays he, /, a Jingle man, could have done hut little ; the 
Prince, thereupon, thanked him for fo doing, and gave him 
600 marks per ann. more. The poiferity of all the four Efquires, 
have, in memory of this victory, added the faid lord's coat 
armour to their own, as plainly appears, by the Cheveron 
Gules, Frette, Or, bore by this family of Mackworth, Delves, 
Haukefton, &c. 

A defcendant of this family was, John Mackworth, LL. D. 
He fucceeded John de Shepey, as Dean of Lincoln, 1412, and 
died 145 1. 

But the chief of this line, who firft fettled in the county of 
Rutland, was Thomas Mackworth, of Mackworth in Derby- 
fhire, Efq; who ferved in Parliament as one of the Knights of 
the Shire for the county of Derby, in 3 and 4 Henry VI. and 
marrying Alice, fifter and heir to Sir John de Bafings, (that 
died iffueiefs, in 24 Henry VI.) became pofTeffed of a fair in- 
heritance, and principally of the towns and manors of Norman- 
ton, Empingham, and Hardwick, in Rutland, which firft place,, 
from thenceforth, became their capital manfion. 

To the faid Thomas Mackworth, fucceeded Henry, his fon 
and heir, who, fixing in the county of Rutland, was Sheriff 
thereof, in 18 Edward IV. and (John, his fon and heir, dying 
in his life time,) was fucceeded by his grandfon, George Mack- 
worth, Sheriff of the county of Rutland, in 12 Henry VII. 
and VIII. 14, 22, and 26 Henry VIII. departing this life, in 

28 Henry 



MACK WORTH, of Normanton. 155 

28 Henry VIII. 1536, leaving, by Anne, his wife, a daughter, 
Lucy, married to Francis Brov/n, of Stamford, Efq; and Francis, 
his ion and heir. 

Which Francis Mackworth, of Normanton, Efq; took to 
wife, Ellen, one of the eight daughters of Humphry Hercy, of 
Grove, in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; by Elizabeth, his wife, 
daughter of Sir John Digby, of Kettelby, Knt. filler and co- 
heir to Sir John Hercy, Knt. who died without iiiue 12. Eliz. 
He was Sheriff of Rutland, in 30 or 35 Henry VIII. alfa 
3 Queen Mary; and died in 1 Elizabeth, leaving George, his 
ion and heir, who was thrice Sheriff, in the reign of Queen 
Elizabeth, and, by Grace, his wife, daughter of Ralph Roke- 
bey, Efq; Serjeant at Law, had iffue, 

Thomas Mackworth, of Normanton, Efq; Sheriff of Rut- 
land, in 41 Eliz. and 7 Jac, I. was advanced to the dignity of 
Baronet, by Letters Patents, bearing date the 4th of June, 

1619. He married Margaret, daughter and heir of Hall, 

of Gretford, in Lincolnshire, Efq; (fole heir to her mother, 
daughter and coheir of Francis Neale, of Tugby, in Lincoln- 
shire, Efq;) who bore him four fons and a daughter, which 
laft died young. The fons were, 1. Sir Henry. 2. Sir Francis, 

who died unmarried. 3. Peregrine, who took to wife, , 

widow of Moor, of Grantham, in Lincolnftiire, Efq; 

Barrifter at Law, but had no iiiue ; and 4. Neale Mackworth, 
who died unmarried. 

Sir Henry Mackworth, Bart, (fucceffor to his father in title 
and eftate) rebuilt the manor-houfe at Normanton, and having 
married Mary, daughter of Robert Hopton, of Wittam, in 
Somerfetfhire, Efq; fecond lifter and coheir of Ralph, Lord 
Hopton, of Stratton in Cornwall, had iffue by her two daugh- 
ters and five fons; 1. Sir Thomas. 2. Robert, who married 
twice ; firft, -Elizabeth, daughter of John Hatcher, of Em- 
pingham, aforefaid, Efq; and fecondly, Martha, daughter of 
Edward Corbet, D. D. of the Edgmond line, in Salop, by 
both which he had iffue, but none furvived him by the laft: 
he died, Feb. 1, 17 17-8, aged ninety-five. 

Robert, by his firft wife, had two fons ; (1. Thomas, who 
married Mrs. Parker, of Stamford, by whom he left no iffue; 
and 2. Robert, of Huntingdon, who married Mary, daughter 
of William Dowfe, of Huntingdon, Merchant, and left iffue, 
Thomas, and Elizabeth, married to Lewis Smith, of Great- 
Gedding: Thomas, married Elizabeth, daughter of John 
Maule, of Efton, in Northamptonlhire, Gent, and had one 
daughter, Mary, born 1740.) 3. Henry who died unmarried. 

4. Edmund, a Merchant, who deceafed at Aleppo, without iffue. 

5. Guftavus, youngeft fon, rrtarried Dorothy, widow to Thomas, 

Lord 



156 MACK WORTH, of Normanton. ' 

Lord Grey, of Groby, eld-ft fon and heir apparent to Henry, 
Earl of Stamford, ana daughter and coheir to Edward Bou- 
chier, Earl of Bath, by whom he left only one daughter, Mary, 
married to a Gentleman in Lincolnffiire. Sir Henry's two 
daughters were, Margaret, wife of Philip Young, of Keniton, 
in Salop, Efq; and Jane, firft wife of Hugh Underwood, of 
Wittlefey, in the ifie of Ely, Efq; 

Sir Thomas Mackworth, Bart, (eldeft fon and heir of Sir 
Henry) had all the advantages of education, excellent temper, 
good natural parts, and a readinefs to do all friendly offices. 
He was chofen one of the Knights for the county of Rutland, 
in all Parliaments, from the thirty-firft year of the reign of 
King Charles II. to the time of his death, 1604; and having 
married two wives ; 1. Dorothy, daughter of Captain George 
Darrel, of Cale-hill, in the county of Kent, had iffue by her one 
fon, Thomas, who died in the life-time of his father ; and two 
daughters, Dorothy, who wedded John Wingfleld, of Tiken- 
cote, in Rutland, Efq; and Utre.chia, who died unmarried : 
but by Anne, his fecond Lady, daughter of Humphry Mack- 
worth of Becton, Salop, Efq; he had iffue four daughters, 
Mary, and Anne, who both died unmarried; Jane, married to 
Abraham Rys, of Lincolnshire, Gent, who left her a widow, 
but no iffue, and Elizabeth, unmarried : likewife three fons, 
Humphry, and Hopton, that died unmarried, and Sir Thomas, 
who, upon his father's death, 1727, fucceeded to the title and 
cftate. 

Which Sir Thomas jilackworth was returned, as one of 
the Knights in Parliament for the county of Rutland, in the 
room of his father, deceaied, and was likewife elected for the 
faid county, in the firft and fourth of Queen Anne, and in the 
two laft Parliaments of George I. 

He died unmarried, in Feb. 1744-5, and was fucceeded by, 

Sir Thomas Mackworth, Bart, who firft married Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Maule, Efq; and had iffue four daughters v 
Mary, married to the Rev. Mr. Charles Nailour, at New 
Rofs, in the county of Wexford in Ireland, and had iffue, 
Oliver, Charles, Sarah, and A4ary, all died young. Sir Thomas's 
other daughters are, Elizabeth, Salley, and Sukey, fo chriften- 
cd, and all unmarried. Sir Thomas married to his fecond 
wife, Mrs. Mary Walter, relicl: of the late Rev. Mr. Walter, 
of Great Stoughtcn, in Huntingdonfhire, and daughter of the 
late Sir Leonard Rerefby, of Thriberg, in the county of York, 
by whom he had no iffue. Sir Thomas died, Oct. 17, 1769, 
and was fucceeded in title by his fecond coufm, 

Sir Henry Mackworth, the prefent Baronet, who married 
Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Edward Lamb, Pvetor o 

Acle k 



H I C K E S, of Beverftqn. 157 

Acle, in Norfolk. By this Lady Sir Henry has one fon, 

Henry. 

Arms. Party per pale, indented, Sable and Ermine, aChe- 

veron, Gules, Frette, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Wing, per pale, indented as the 
Shield. 



35. Hickes, of Beverfton, Gloucefter (hire. 

Created Barqnet, July 21, 1619. 

THIS familly is defcended originally out of the county 
of Gloucefter, where fome of them have been anciently 
feated, though they bear different arms. Robert Hickes was, 
I fuppofe, a younger brother, as appears by an old fine in Ed- 
ward the Sixth's time, wherein Thomas Hickes, is mentioned 
to hold lands at Barkeley, in the county of Gloucefter, for 
which there was a conteft in law, but concluded by the Judges, 
(Edward Montague, William Shelley, Humphrey Brown, and 
and John Hynde) and Robert Hickes, was to pay 20I. to 
the faid Thomas ; on which confideration, he and his wife 
Margaret, (daughter and heir of James Atwood, and Alice his 
wife, daughter and heir of William Payne,) releafed and 
quit-claimed all their pretence to a certain houfe and lands< 
This Robert was a wealthy Citizen and Mercer of London, 
living in Cheaphde, where, by his trade, he raifed a confider- 
able eftate, and by Juliana his wife, daughter to William 
Arthur, of Clapham, in Surry, Efq; had iffue three fons^ Sir 
Michael, born 21 October, 35 Henry VIII. Francis, born 
36 Hen. VIII. and Baptift. 

Which Baptift, the youngeft fon, was brought up in his 
father's bufmefs; and upon King James's coming in, was fworn 
his fervant, 1603, and foon knighted. Before his death, he 
was advanced to far greater honours ; for, 4 Car. I. he was 
created a Peer of the realm, by the title of Baron Hickes, of 
Ilmington in Warwickfhire, as alfo Yifcount Camden, of 
Camden in Glouceftcrfhire, with remainder, for default of iiTue- 
male, to Edward Lord Noel, (and his heirs male) who had 
married Juliana, his eldeft daughter, 1605, from whom de- 
fcend the Earl of Gainfborough, enjoying now, by virtue of 
the fpecial entail, thofe titles of honour granted to this Sir 
Baptift ; Sir Baptift's fecond daughter and coheir, Mary was 
matched with Sir Charles Morifon, of Cafiiiobury, in Hert- 
fordshire, Knt. and from an heirefs of that family, that eftate 
is now in the Earl of Eflfex. 

Sir 



i 5 8 H I C K E S, of Beverfton. 

Sir Michael Hickes, (the eldeft fon of Robert,) the imme* 
diate anceftor of this elder branch of the family, having fpent 
fome time at Trinity- College in Cambridge, was taken into 
the fervice of the Lord Burghley, Lord High Treafurer of Eng- 
land, and Chief Counfellor to Queen Elizabeth ; by that Lord 
he was preferred to be one of his Secretaries, and fo continued 
during the Treafurer's life ; he was well fkilled in philological 
learning, and had read over the polite Roman Hiftorians and 
Moralifts ; out of which Authors he made lars;e collections, 
efpecially of their moral and wife fcntences, with which he 
filled divers paper books, ftill remaining in the family. The 
other Secretary to the Lord Burghley, was Henry Maynard, 
Efq; whofe fon Sir William Maynard, was created Lord May- 
nard. 

Sir Michael, by his ingenious education and good parts, be- 
came very polite and agreeable, and was admitted into a fo- 
ciety of learned and eminent peribns, Having the accomplifh- 
ment of a facetious wit to recommend him. Some of his chief 
acquaintance and friends were Sir Fulk Grevil, Sir Henry 
Glemham, Sir John Smith, (coufm-german to the Queen) Sir 
Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Ralegh, Mr. Camden, and others:, 
but he was moil dear to Sir Robert CecvK the Lord Trea- 
furer's fon, both when he was the Queen's chief Secretary of 
State, Mailer of the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Earl 
of Salifbury, and Lord High Treafurer, fucceedingin his noble 
father's onice ; Sir Michael was ever at his right hand, and he 
was never better pleafed than when he had his company and 
pleafant converfation ; he alfo employed him in moil of his 
bufinefs, and committed many of his fecret affairs to him, 
knowing, by long experience, his faithfulnefs ; and many per- 
fons, knowing what intereft he had with Sir Robert, both when 
Secretary, and Lord High Treafurer, made him their friend, 
at any rate, to folicit their caufes with him, who was ever 
{except neceilarily obftructed) ready to gratify Sir Michael, 
efpecially where benefit was likely to accrue to him \ he held 
a correfpondence with the Earl of Salifbury, Sir Francis Bacon, 
Sir Walter Ralegh, and others the chief men of his time 5 as 
appeared by many letters, which were in the family. 

When Sir Robert Cecil became Lord High Treafurer of 
England, and was created Earl of Salifbury, which was about 
the year 1605, Sir Michael congratulated his preferment, in 
a letter to him;, where, among the red: of his wifhes, he wifh- 
ed him Oiium cum Dignitate ; which the Earl took particular 
notice of, in a fhort anfvver, as an happinefs feldom befalling 
perfons in great place, thanking him for his congratulation, 
and efpecially for his good wiih, though he feared, he faid, 

he 



H I C K E S, of Beverfton. 159 

he fhould not be fo happy. Sir Michael, was a very witty 
jocofe man, and his company much fought after by perfons of 
rank and diftin&ion. 

Sir Michael, at the age of fifty-four, married Elizabeth, the 
daughter of Mr. Colfton, a Merchant, whofe country feat was 
upon the foreft of Waltham, in the parifh of Low-Layton, in 
EfTex, called therefore the Foreft-houfe, (late in the pofieffion 
of Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Knt. and Bart. Alderman of Lon- 
don ;) me was the widow and relict of Henry Parvifh, or Parvis, 
Efq; (fonof Thomas Parvis of Guildford, in Surry) an eminent 
Merchant of London, whofe country-houfe was Ruckholts, a 
manor in the faid parifh of Low-Layton, which, coming by 
this marriage to Sir Michael, he there lived and died : fuch. 
were the good accomplifhments of this Lady, that foon after 
marriage, Sir Robert Cecil, in one of his letters, written in 
July, about 1595 or 1596, told him, that he even envied him j 
for, fending him a piece of venifon, he gave his commenda- 
tions to Mrs. Hickes ; in whom, as he added, / envy your good 
fortune, but rejl, for all that, your loving friend, R.obert C. 

He fhould have been knighted at the coronation of King 
James I. but he refufed it then. However, the next year, it 
feems, he took the honour; for, in Aug. 1604, I meet with 
the Secretary, giving him the title of Sir Michael. 

By this lady aforeiaid, Sir Michael had iffue, befide William, 
his elded fon, and Michael, a daughter, Elizabeth, {o named, 
from Elizabeth, Countefs of Derby, one of her godmothers, 
(the other being the Countefs of Warwick) married to Sir 
William Armine, ofOfgodby, in Lincolnfhire, Bart. 

Pie died at his houfe, at Ruckholts, 16 12, aged fixty-five 
years, and was buried in the old chancel of the parifh-church. 
of Low-Layton, in EfTex. 

William, eldeft fon and heir of Sir Michael, was fo named 
from the Lord Treafurer, his father's old mafter, (William, 
Lord Burghley) who, in efteem for the father, gave his own 
name, William, to the fori, being godfather, and prefent at 
the baptifm, at Sir Michael's London houfe, on St. Peter's-hill 
(which ftill belongs to this family.) His other godfather was 
the Lord Cobham, Lord Warden of the Cinque-ports, and 
Lord Chamberlain ; and his godmother, the Lady Lumley. 

On fucceeding to his father's inheritance, he was created a 
Baronet, on the 21ft of July, 17 Jac. I. being written of Be- 
verfton, in Gloucefterfhire, though he chofe Ruckholts ftill, 
for his ufual manfion, which his defendants for fome time re- 
iided at. ' In the difficult times of the civil wars, he was always 
* true to the royal caufe, and the church of England, on which 
account, he was watched By fome of his neighbours that fa- 
voured 



160 tt I C K E S, of Beverftom 

Voured the other fide : but by his caution, he preferred himfelt* 
pretty clear of trouble, till the fiege of Colchefter ; when he, 
with feveral other loyalifts of the county of EfTex, privy to,- 
land concerned in, that bufinefs, were kept in prifon about fix 
weeks ; and for farther punifhment, his ancient grove adjacent 
to his houfe, which was very dear to him, was determined, by 
thofe that then governed, to be cut down for timber to fupply 
the navy, lying fo near and convenient for the fhip-yards ; but 
by the means and interceffion of his friend, the Earl of Hol- 
land, he at laft obtained the favour to let it Hand : which grove, 
Sir Harry, finding the trees decaying at the tops, thought fit 
to fell, and the feat was fold about the year 1720, to Benjamin 
Collier, Efq; who fold it to Earl Tilney, whofe fon, Lord Vif- 
count Caftlemain, v/as owner of it in 1741. 

This Sir William, married Margaret, one of the daughters 
of William, Lord Paget, of Beaudefert; by whom he had 
iffue, Baptiit, Elizabeth, Sir William, Letitia, married to 
Arthur, Earl of Donnegal, in the kingdom of Ireland, Catha- 
rine, Francis, Sir Michael, and Elizabeth, whereof only three 
furyived. He died at his feat at Ruckholts, and was buried* 
honourably, according to his quality, with heralds attending 
his herfe to the parifh church, where he was interred, the 22d 
day of October, 1680, aged eighty-four. 

Sir William Hickes's fecond fon furviving, was Sir Michael 
Hickes, Knt. who married Sufan, youngeif. daughter to Sir 
Richard How, Knt. fome time Sheriff and Alderman of Lon- 
don, and widow of Samuel Beaumont-Everard, of the Middle 
Temple, Efq; by whom he had ten children, but two only 
furvived, viz. How Hickes, Efq; and Alice, married to Wil- 
liam Somerford, in Wiltfhire, Efq. 

Sir William Hickes, Knt. and Bart, (fon and heir of Sir 
William,) was Sheriff of the county of EfTex, and ferved that 
*>fEce with much credit and fplendor, the Lord Chief Juftice 
Vaughan, and Sir Job Charleton, then Judges of the Affize, 
at Chelmsford : he was knighted by King Charles II. at Ruck- 
holts, and fo was his younger brother, Michael, (but at feve- 
ral times) when their father, Sir William, entertained his 
Majefty at dinner, after hunting in the foreft. This Sir Wil- 
liam died, April 22, 1703, aged feventy-three years, having 
married Marthagnes, cldeit daughter and coheir to Sir Harry 
Coningfby, of North- Mims, in Hertfordfhire, Knt. 

This fecond Sir William, had a numerous iffue by his faid 
Lady, Marthagnes, viz. Mary, Sir Harry, Michael, Margaret, 
William, Robert, John, Michael, Elizabeth, Charles, and 
fome others; whereof four furvived, viz. two Ions ; Sir Harry, 
and Charles, who was of the Wild, in Hertfordinire, but after- 
wards 



DRYDEN, of Canons- Aihby. 1 6 1 

^vards of Kenfington, in Middlefex, who married ' , daugh- 
ter of Coningfby, Efq; and had one fon, John Hickes> 

and one daughter. Of Sir William's two daughters, Mary, 
was wife to James Darcy, of Sedburgh, in the county of 
York, Efq; and Margaret, wife to Anthony Wharton, of Gil- 
lingwood, in the fame county, Efq. 

Sir Harry Hickes, elder! fon and heir, fucceeded his father 
in title and eftate. He married firft, Elizabeth, daughter to 
Sir John Holmes, Knt. (brother to Sir Robert,) fome time 
Admiral of the royal navy; by whom he had iflue, one fon, 
Harry, and two daughters that died unmarried. The faid 
Elizabeth, his firft wife* dying in 1705, Sir Harry after- 
wards married, Barbara* the daughter of Jofeph Johnfon, of 
Walthamftow* in EiTex, Gent, by whom he had ifTue, Robert, 
Ardina, Martha, and Elizabeth. 

Sir Henry died Oct. 28, 1755, and was fucceeded by his 
fon, (by the fecond venter,) 

Sir Robert Hickes, who dying unmarried, the title defcend- 
ed to 

Sir John Baptift Hickes, (the prefent Baronet, eldeft fon o 
Charles Hickes, Efq; deceafed) who now chiefly refides in 
London, and is unmarried. 

Arms. Gules, a Fefs, wavy, between three Fleurs-de-lis* 
Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Buck's Head, coup'd at the Shoul- 
ders, Or, gorg'd with a chaplet of Rofes, Gules. 

Seat. At Beverfton, Gloucefterlhire. 



-* - 



.34. Dryben, of Canons-Afhby, Northampton* 

fhire. 
Created Baronet, Nov. 16, 1619. 

^\ F this family, the firft we find mentioned was William 
Driden, or Dreyden, whofe grandfon, 

John Dryden, or Dreyden (for fo his name is fometimes 
written) was the eldeft ion of David Dryden, Efq; by Ifabel, 
the daughter and heir of William Nicholfon, of StafFe-hill, in 
the county of Cumberland. 

By Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Sir John Cope, Knt. 
(and Bridget his wife, daughter of Edward Ralegh, of Farn- 
brough, in Warwickshire, Efq; and Anne, his wife, daughter 
of Sir William Chamberlain, Knt.) Mr. Dryden left iffue, five 
fons and four daughters. He died the 30th of September, 1584, 
and was fucceeded in his eftate by Erafmus, his eldeft fon. 

Vol, I. M Erafmu? 



1 62 DRY DEN, of Cartons- AfM>y 

Erafmus Dryden, Efq; his fucceflbr, took his degree of Baf^ 
chclor of Arts, in the Univerfity of Oxford, on the 17th of 
June, 1577, anc * was ma de Sheriff of Northamptonfhire, in the 
fortieth year of Queen Elizabeth, as alfo in the feventeenth of 
King James I. in whofc reign he was advanced to the dignity 
of a Baronet, by letters patents, bearing date the 16th of 
November, 1619. He took to wife Frances, the fecond daugh- 
ter and coheir of William Wilkes, Efq; of Hodnel, in War- 
wickshire, by whom he left iffue three fjns ; 1. Sir John Dry- 
den, his fucceflbr in the title and eftate of Canons-Afhby$ of 
whom hereafter. 2. William Dryden of Farndon, in North- 
amptonfhire, Efq; who had two wives; by the fir ft, a daugh- 
ter of Cave, of Leicefterfhire, Efq; he had Sir John, 

hereafter mentioned ; but by his fecond, I do not find he left 
any iffue ; he di d at Farndon, and was there buried. And, 
3. Erafmus Dryden, of Tichmarfh, in Northamptonfhire, Efq; 
who married Mary, daughter of John Pickering, D. D. Rector 
of Aldwinckle, by whom he had four fons and ten daughters; 
1. John, the Poet-Laureat, of whom hereafter : 2. Sir Erafmus, 
who fucceeded his nephew, as hereafter will be fhewn : 
3. Kenry, who died at Jamaica, but left a fon, Richard, living 

1708 : 4. James, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 

Dunch, of London, Merchant, and dying 1694, left iilue two 
daughters: of the daughters of Erafmus, of Tichmarfh, Agnes 
married Silvefter Ernelyn (or Emelyn) of Stamford, in Lincoln- 
shire, Gent. Rofe, was wife to Laughton, D. D. of 
Catworth, in Huntingdonshire ; Lucy> married Stephen Urn- 
well, of London, Merchant; Martha, to Bletfo, of 

Northampton, Gent, and Frances, the youngeft, became the 
wife of Mr. Jofeph Sand well, of London, Merchant ; me died 
aged near ninety, OcT:. 10, 1736. The four daughters of Sir 
Erafmas, were, 1. Sufan, married to Sir John Pickering, of 
Tichmarfh, in Northamptonfhire, Knt. 2. Mary, the wife of 
Sir Edward Haftopp, of Freathby, in Leicefterfhire, Baronet $ 
3. Elizabeth, married to Sir Ralph Phillipps, of Picton Caftle, 

in Pembrokeihire, Bart, and the youngeft, married Sal*- 

way, of Stanford, in Worcefterfhire, Efq. 

Sir John Dryden, Bart, eldeft fon, and fuccefTor to the title 
and eftate, was Sheriff of Northamptonfhire, in 1634, 10 Car. I. 
and chofen Knight of the Shire, in 1640, 16 Car. I. He died 
in 1664, having had three wives j 1. Prifcilla, daughter of 
James Quarles, of Rumford, in Effex, Efq; Clerk of the 
Greencloth to Queen Elizabeth, and filter to Sir Robert 
Quark's, of Rumford, Knt. 2. Anne, daughter of Henry Parvis, 
of Ruckholts, in Low-Layton, in Effex, Efq; by neither of 
ivhich had he any iffue ; but by his third wife, Honor, daughter 

of 



DfeVDENi of Canons-Afhby, 163 

of Sir Robert Bevile, of Chefterton, in Huntingdonihire, Knt. 

(by Mary, his wife, daughter and heir of -Coles of Prefton, 

in Northamptonfhire, Efq;) he left iflue fix fons; I. Sir Robert 
Dryden, of Canons-Afhby, his fucceflbr in the title and eftate ; 
2. John Dryden^ Efq; of Chefterton, who was feveral times 
chofen Member of Parliament for the county of Huntingdon, 
in the reign of King William, and died unmarried, in Jan. 
f 707. The third fon of Sir John, was Erafmus Dryden, who 
lived a Batchdor, at Canons-Afhby ; 4. Richard Dryden, who 
died unmarried, in the twenty-fourth year of his age; 5. Bevile, 
died unmarried, and was buried at St. Brides, in Fleet-ftreet ; 
6. Benjamin, a citizen of London, who married an old woman, 
and died without iflue, Thefe brothers are faid to have entered 
into an agreement with one another, to fpend their days in 
celibacy. Sir John Dryden, had alfo four daughters, whereof, 
Elizabeth, died young; Honor, died unmarried; Frances, 
married Ralph Sneyd> Efq; eldeft fon of William Sneyd, of 
Keel-hall, in Staffordshire, Efq; and Anne, became the wife 
of Walter Pigot, of Chetwynd, in Shropfhire, Efq; father of 
Robert Pigot, Efq; Knighr. of the Shire for Huntingdon. 

Sir Robert Dryden, Bart, the eldeft fon and heir of Sir 
John, out-lived all his brethren, died unmarried, about feventy 
fiix years of age, and was buried in the church of Canons- 
Afhby, on the 30th of Auguft, 1708. 

The title of Baronet devolved on Sir John Dryden, the fon 
and heir cf Wiliiam Dryden, of Farndon, the fecond fon of 
Sir Erafmus Dryden, Bart, before mentioned, and elder brother 
to the faid Erafmus Dryden, of Tichmarfh, Efq; 

Which Sir John Dryden, Bart, married Elizabeth, daughter 
of Mr. Luck, of Northamptonihire ; and had iffue one fon, 
John, killed in his father's life-time, by a fall from his horfe ; 
and two daughters, Honor, the wife of Mr. Jofeph Bateman, 
a Surgeon, in London, and Elizabeth, who died unmarried. 
Upon his deceafe the title came to Sir Erafmus -Henry, the 
third fon of John, (the Poet-Laureat) who was the eldeft fon 
of Erafmus Dryden, of Tichmarfh, Efq; by Mary, his wife, 
daughter of Dr. Pickering. 

But to proceed to the eldeft of the fons of the faid Erafmus 
Dryden, of Tichmarfh, Efq; which was John Dryden, Efq; 
Poet-Laureat, and Hiftoriographer to King James II. (which 
places he loft, on the Revolution.) He was born at Aldwinkle, 
in the county af Northampton, brought up at Weftminfter 
fchool and thence elected fcholar of Trinity-college, in Cam- 
bridge, in 1650. He wrote twenty-feven plays, and many other 
poetical performances. His dramatick works have been pub- 
liftied by Mr. Congreve, and dedicated to his Grace, the late 

M 2 Duke 



1 64 D R Y D E N, of Canons- Afliby. 

Duke of Newcaftle : who, in his dedication, tells us, c Tha 
Mr. Dryden, had perfonal qualities to challenge both love 
and efteem from all who were truly acquainted with him* 
He was of a nature exceeding humane and companionate, 
eafily forgiving injuries, and capable of a prompt and fmcere 
reconciliation with them who had offended him. Such tem- 
perament is the only folid foundation of all moral virtues and 
fociable endowments. His friendfhip, where he profeffed it, 
went much beyond his profeifions - 9 and I have been told of 
ftrong and generous inftances of it by perfons themfelves, 
who received them ; though his hereditary income was little 
more than a bare competency. As his reading had been very 
extenfive, fo was he very happy in a memory tenacious of 
every thing that he had read. He was not more poffeiTed of 
knowledge, than he was communicative of ir. But then his 
communication of it was by no means pedantic, or impofed 
upon the converfatioiv, but juit fuch, and went fo far, as by 
the natural turns of the difcourfe, in which he was engaged, 
it was neceflarily promoted or required. He was extreme 
ready and gentle in his correction of the errors of any writer, 
who thought fit to confult him j and full as ready and pa- 
tient to admit of the reprehenfion of others, in refpecl: of his 
own overfight or miftakes. He was of very eafy, I may fay, 
of very pleafing accefs. But fomcthing flow, and as it were 
diffident in his advances to others. He had fomething in his 
nature that abhorred intrufion into any fociety whatfoever. 
Indeed it is to be regretted, that he was rather blameable in 
the other extreme ; for by that means he was perfonally lefs 
known, and confequently his character might become liable 

* both to mifapprehenfions and milreprefentations. To the befl 

* of my knowledge and obiervation, he was, of all men that 
' ever I knew, one of the mod modeft, and the moft eafily to 
4 be difco untenanted, in his approaches either to his fuperiors 

* or his equals. As to his writings, I may venture to fay in 

* general terms, that no man hath written in our language fo 

* much, and fo various matter, and in fo various manners, fo 
4 well. Another thing I may fay was very peculiar to him; 

* which is, that his parts did not decline with his years ; but 

* that he was an improving writer to the laft, even to nea? 

* feventy years of age ; improving even in fire and imagination, 

* as well as in judgment. Witnefs his Ode on St. Cecilia's 
day, and his Fables, his lateft performances. He was equally 

* excellent in verfe and profe. His profe had all the clearness 
imaginable, together with all the noblenefs of expreflion, all 
the graces and ornaments proper and peculiar to it, without 

* deviating into the language or diction of poetry. I make this 

* obferva- 



DRYDEN, of Canons- Afhby. 165 

obfervation only to diftinguiuS his ftyle from that of many 
poetic writers, who, meaning to write harmoniouHy, in profe, 
do in truth often write mere blank verfe. I have heard him 
frequently own with pleafure, that if he had any talent for 
Englifh profe, it was owing to his having often read the 
writings of the great Archbifnop Tillotfon. His verifica- 
tion and his numbers he could learn of nobody ; for he firffc 
pofTefTed thofe talents in perfection in our tongue. And 
they who have beft fucceeded in them fmce his time, have 
been indebted to his example 5 and the more they have been 
able to imitate him, the better have they fucceeded. As his 
ftyle in profe is always fpecifkally different from his ftyle in 
poetry ; fo, on the other hand, in his poems his diction is, 
wherever his fubjecl: requires it, fo fublimely, and fo truly 
poetical, that its elTence, like that of pure gold, cannot be 
deftroyed. Take his verfes, and diveft them of their rhimes, 
disjoint them in their numbers^ tranfpofe their expreflions, 
make what arrangement and difpofition you pleafe of h,is 
words; yet fhall there eternally be poetry, and fomething 
which will be found incapable of being refolved into abfolute 
profe : an incontestable chara&eriftick of a truly poetical 
genius. I will fay but one word more in. general, of his 
writings, which is, that what he had done in any one fpecies 
or diftincl: kind, would have been fufficient to have acquired 
him a great name. If he had written nothing but his pre- 
faces, or nothing but his fongs, or his prologues, each o,f 
them would have entitled him to the preference and diftinc- 
tion of excelling in his kind.' 
He married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of the Right Honour- 
able Thomas Howard, Earl of Berkshire, and dying May 1, 
1 701, was buried in Weftminfter-Abby, where his Grace the 
Duke of Buckingham, out of his great liberality, and peculiar 
efteem for Mr. Dryden's merit, ordered a noble and fumptuous 
monument to be erected to his memory. 

Mr. Dryden, had no monument erected to him for feveral 
years ; which Mr. Pope alludes tQ 9 in his epitaph intended for 
Mr. Rowe, where he fays, 

Beneath a rude and namelefs Jlcne he lies. 

In the note upon which verfe, he tells us, that ' the tomb 

* of Mr. Dryden, was creeled upon this hint, by the Duke 

* of Buckingham, to which was originally intended this epU 
taph: 

< This Sheffield rais'd, The facred duft below 
* Was Dryden once; the reft who does not know? 

M 3 f Which 



1 66 DRYDEN, of Canons-Afl%. 

* Which the author fince changed into the plain infcriptkw^ 
* on it, being only the name of that great poet : 

* J. Dryden, 

* Natus Aug. 9, 1631. 

* Mortuus Maii 1, 1701. 

* Johannes Sheffield, Dux Buckinghamienfis, fecit/ 

He left three fons ; Charles, the eldeft of them, brought up. 
at Trinity-college, in Cambridge, had a genius for poetry, as 
appears by a copy of his verfes, printed before the Earl of Rof- 
common's eflay on tranflated verfe, and might have done great 
things, if he had not been unfortunately drowned at Datchet-. 
ferry, near Windfor. John, the fecond, went to Rome, and 
was entertained by the Pope, as Gentleman of his Bedchamber. 
He likewife, turned his thoughts to poetry, and wrote one 
play, The Hujba?id his own Cuckold. He died at Rome, of a 
pleuritick fever, and was honourably interred tfrere by the 
Pope's command. 

Sir Erafmus-Henry, brother to the faid Charles, and John, 
Succeeded to the title of Baronet, on the death of Sir John 
Dryden, Bart, beforementioned, his coufin; but dying unmar- 
ried, he wa; buried at Canons-x\fhby, in 171 1, and the hon- 
our devo-ved on Sir Erafmus Dryden, Bart, his uncle, the 
fecond fon of Erafmus Dryden, of Tichmarih, Efq; 

This Sir Erafmus Dryden, Bart, married Elizabeth, the 
daughter of Mr. Edward Martyn, of the city of Weftminfter, 
by whom he had one fon, Edward, and two daughters; Eliza- 
beth, the wife of Richard Martyn, D. D. Prebendary of Weft- 
miniter ; and Mary, the wife of John Shaw, of the Board of 
Green-cloth, Efq; 

Edward, his only fon, died a year before his father, on the 
3d of No. ember, 1717. He married Elizabeth, the daughter 
of Mr. Allen, (on of Sir Thomas Allen, Knt. a Turky Mer- 
chant, in London, by whom he had iilue five fons; Sir John 
Dryden, fucceiibr to his grandfather ; Robert, Erafmus, Ed- 
ward, andBevile; and three daughters ; Elizabeth^ Mary, and 
Anne. 

Sir John Dryden, the prefent Baronet, has married two 
wives; 1. Frances, daughter and heir of Thomas Ingram, of 
Barraby, in Yorklhire, Efq; by whom he had no iffue : 2. Eliza* 
beth, daughter of John Roper, of Berkhamftead, in Hertford- 
fhire, Efq; by whom he hath likewife no ifTue. 

Tne Rev. Mr. Erafmus Dryden, Rector of Eaft Hempftead, 
in Berkfhire, and brother to the prefent Sir John, married, in, 
Oct. 1747, Mifs Blagrave, of Sotithcoate, near Reading, Berk- 
fhire. 

Arms. 



MILL, of Camois-Court. 167 

Arms. Azure, a Lion rampant, and in Chief, a Sphere be- 
tween two Etoiles, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Demi -Lion, fuftaining in his ri*ht 
Paw, a Sphere, as in the arms. 

Seat. At Canons- Afhby, in Northamptonfhire. 



35. Mill, of Camois-Court, SufTex. 

Created Baronet, Dec. 31, 1619. 

THIS family hath, in ancient times, been written Attc-Mill, 
Atte^Mull, Mull, Mille, and for many ages down to this 
time, Mill, is of good antiquity and reputation, and have flourilh- 
ed for many generations, in the county of SufTex, fome or" whofe 
defendants likewife, branched into the county of Southamp- 
ton, from whom the prefent Sir Richard Mill, Baronet, is de- 
scended. 

John Atte-Mill, had iiTue two fons, Robert Atte-Mull, or 
Mille, of Guilford, in Surry, who lived temp. Ric. II. he was 
Sheriff of SufTex and Surry, 13 Ric. II. and died without iiTue, 
(leaving his coufin, Robert, his heir;) and Richard Mille, h'.s 
brother, which Richard had a fen, John Atte-Mull, of Nut- 
borne, living 8 Hen. V. and 12 Hen. VI. The faid John Atte- 
MuH, had iiTue, Robert Mull, alias Mille ; he had ifTue two 
fons; 1. Richard Mille, of Gretham, who died 1504., and 2. Ed- 
mund Mille, of Pulborough in EfTtx, which line terminated in 
a daughter, married to Nicholas Anftie. The lad named Richard 
Mille, married Agnes, daughter of Thomas Lcwknor, relict of 

Andrew Sackvile, (fhe married to her third hufband 

Kighley,) and had iiTue two fons ; 1. William Mill, of Gretham 
in SufTex, living 13 Henry VII. and 22 Hen. VIII. frcm whom 
Thomas Mill, of Gretham, aforefaid, E(q; that was living 1634^ 
and married Dorothy, daughter of R-alph Cooper, of Slingford, 
in the county of SufTex, Efq; was line^.l!y defended ; and from 
him defcended Wiiliam Mill, of Gretham, Efq; who died, June, 
1729, whereupon this branch terminated in daughters and co- 
heirs. 

John Mill, of Hampton, (fecond fen of Richard,) by Alice, 
his wife, (living 38 Hen. VIII.) had iiTue, John Mill, of Gre- 
tham, aforefaid, who married Catharine, daughter and coheir 
of Sir Roger Lewknor, of Trotton, in Suflex, Knt. by Ellen, 
his third wife, daughter of Thomas rVfefant ; lineally defcended 
from Roger Lewknor, High Sheriff of SufTt-X an J Surry, 

M 4 20 Edw* 



i68 ,MIL L, of Camois-Court. 

20 Edw. III. fon of Thomas, fon of Roger de Lewknor, High 
Sheriff of Surry, 12 Edw. I. 

The laft mentioned John Mill, by Catharine, his wife* had 
iflue, Lewknor Mill, of Camois-Court, in SufTex, only fon and 
heir, who married Cicely, daughter of John Crook, of South- 
ampton, Efq; by whom he had iflue four fans, and four daugh- 
ters, viz. 1. Sir John Mill, of Camois-Court, in Suflex, andT 
alfo of Newton-Berry, in Southampton, advanced to the dig- 
nity of a Baronet, the feventeenth of James I. Lewknor, fecond 
fon, who died Dec. 5, 1567. John, third, and Thomas, fourth 
fon; which three laft died without iflue: Dowfabella, eldeft: 
daughter; Catharine, fecond ; Mary, third, , fourth daughter. 

The faid Sir John Mill, Bart, was elected a Member for the 
town of Southampton, in the Parliament, 21 Jac. I. as alfo in 
feveral fucceeding ones, in the reign of King Charles I. He 
married to his firft wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir George 
More, of Loiley, in Surry, Knt. who died without iflue; and 
afterwards he took to wife, Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Flemming, Knt. Lord Chief Juftice of England, by whom he 
had iflue eight fons, viz. 1. Sir John Mill, of Newton-Berry, 
in Southampton, Knt. who was made a Knight Banneret by 
King Charles I. (and killed near Oxford, in the life time of his 
father.) 2. Thomas Mill, of Nutfhelling, in Southampton, Efq; 
(who married Catharine, daughter and fole heir of Andrew 
Mundy, of Nutfhelling aforefaid, Efqj) 3. Anthony, died young. 
4. Richard Mill, of Oxford, died unmarried. 5. Lewknor Mill, 
of Plaitford, in Wilts, who died unmarried. 6. Edward Mill, of 
Eling, in Southampton, (married to Jane, daughter of Thomas 
Burgefs, of By ton, in the faid county, by whom he had two 
daughters;) George, feventh, and William, eighth fons, both 
died young. 

The laft mentioned Sir John Mill, Knt. (who died vita 
fatris) married Philadelphia, daughter of Sir Henry Knollys, of 
Grove-Place, in the parifh of Nutfhelling, in Southampton, 
Knt. Comptroller of the Houfhold to King Charles I. fhe fur- 
viving him, married Chriftopher Roper, Lord Teynham, (from 
whom Lord Teynham, is lineally defcended) by v/hom he had iflue, 

Sir John Mill, of Newton-Berry, aforefaid, Bart, only fon 
and heir, fucceflbr to hisgrandfather, who died in the twenty- 
eighth year of his age, 1670. He married Margaret, daughter 
of Colonel Henry Sands, of Mottisfont, in Southampton (who 
was mortally wounded on the King's part, in the fight of $ram- 
dene, near Alsford, in the faid county, March 29, 1644, and 
died April 6, following,) by Jane, his wife, daughter of Sir 
William Sandys, of Muferden 3 in the county of Gloucefter, 
|Cnt. The laid Colonel Henry Sandys, was fon of Sir^Edwin 

Sandys, 



MILL, of Camois-Court. 169 

Sandys, of Latimers, in Bucks, Knt. by Elizabeth, his wife, 
daughter and heir of William, Lord Sandys, of the Vine, lineally 
defcended from Sir William Sandys, Knight of the Moft Noble 
Order of the Garter, Lord Chamberlain of the Houfhold to King 
Henry VIII. firft Lord Sandys, of the Vine, by Margaret, 
daughter and fole heir of John Bray, Efq; (fon of Sir Richard 
Bray, Knt f one of the Council to King Henry VI.) and niece 
to Sir Reginald Bray, lilcewife one of the Knights-companions of 
the faid Moft Noble Order of the Garter. 

The aforefaid Margaret, wife of Sir John Mill, was fifter of 
Edwin, laft Lord Sandys, of the Vine, and at length one of his 
coheirs, who died unmarried. 

Which Sir John Mill, Bart, (the nephew of Edwin, Lord 
Sandys) was High Sheriff for the county of Southampton, 1685: 
he married Margaret, daughter and heir of Thomas Grey, of 
Woolbeding, in Suffex, Efq; by whom he had iffue two Ions, 
and four daughters, viz. 1. Sir John, his eldeft fon and fucceffor; 
2. Sir Richard, of whom hereafter. The daughters were, 1. Mar- 
garet, (married to Robert Knollys, younger brother of Henry, 
and fon of Robert Knollys, of Grove-Place, in Southampton, 
Efq;) 2. Mary, who died unmarried ; 3. Elizabeth, (married to 
$ir Thomas Hobby, of Somerley, in the faid county of South- 
ampton, Bart.) and 4. Philadelphia. 

Sir John Mill, Bart, the eldeft fon, fucceeded his father in title 
and eftate, but dying unmarried, was fucceeded by his brother, 

Sir Richard Mill, who ferved the office of High Sheriff for the 
county of Southampton, 1723, and was a reprefentative in Par- 
liament for Midhurft, in Suffex, and afterwards elected for 
Penryn, in Cornwall. He married Margaret, eldeft daughter of 
Robert Knollys, of Grove-place, in Southampton, Efq; by whom 
he had iffue four fons, and five daughters; 1. Richard Mill, Efqj 
2. John; 3. Henry; and 4. Charles. The daughters were, Mar- 
garet, Philadelphia, Elizabeth, Mary, and Martha. He died 
May 16, 1760, and was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Richard Mill, the prefent Baronet, who married, Auguft, 
1760, Mifs Dorothy Warren, daughter and fole heir of Richard 
Warren, of Redclift, in Somerfetfhire, by whom he has iilue two 
daughters, the youngeft born Nov. 1766. Sir Richard is Knight 
of the Shire for the county of Southampton in the prefent Par- 
liament. 

Arms. Party per Fefs, Argent and Sable, a Pale counter- 
changed, and three Bears, faliant, 2 and j counterchanged, muz- 
zled, and chained, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Demi-Bear, as in the arms. 

Motto. Aides Dieu. 

Seats. At Mottisfont and Newton-Berry, both in South- 
ampton, and Woolbeding, in Suffex, 36, Fouus, 



j 7 o F O U L I S, of Ingleby. 

36. Foulis, of Ingleby, Yorkfhire, 

Created Baronet, February 6, 1619. 

HpHOUGH this family, for many ages, inhabited in that 
* part of Great-Britain, called Scotland, yet, in all probabi- 
lity, it was originally Englifh, ftnce one of the name made a. 
confiderable figure in Kent, before the Norman invafion, and 
that he, together with feveral others, who oppofed King Wil- 
liam I. being treated with much rigour and Severity, fled into, 
Scotland, with Margaret, the After of Edgar Atheling, (after- 
wards married to Malcom Conmore, King of Scotland) and 
fettled there, where his defcendants flourifh to this day. 

After this removal, it is likely this family fettled in the north 
of Scotland, and gave denomination to a town of their name, 
which now belongs to the Monroes: it is certain, that feveral 
thereof bore confiderable offices under the Kings of Scotland; 
for William Fowlis was Keeper of the Privy- Seal to King 
James I. 1430, and left iflue, William, his fon and heir, who 
married Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Walter Ogilby, Knt, 
by whom he had two fons ; William, who died without iflue, 
and Jarnes, who, by his wife, Margaret, the daughter of 
Sir Thomas Henderfon, Knt. had iflue a fon, James, who was 
heir to his uncle, William. He was Keeper of the RegHter 
to King James V. of Scotland, 1530, and having married Bar- 
bara, daughter of Brown, of Fordee, in Fyfe, was fuc- 

ceeded by Henry Foulis, his fon and heir, who efpoufed Mary, 

daughter of Hadden, of Glenargis, by a daughter of the 

Earl of Mar, by whom he had, iflue, 1. James ; ?. David FouIis> 
and others. 

This David, was agent from King James VI. of Scotland, 
to Queen Elizabeth, and after the death of that Princefs, was 
knighted by his Royal Matter, at the Tower of London, May 
13, 1603, before his coronation; two years after which, waiting 
on his Majefty to Oxford, he had the dignity of a Baronet con- 
ferred upon him, by letters patents, bearing date February the 
6tb, 16 19 : he was Cofferer to Prince Henry, eldeft fon of the 
faid King James, and after his deceafe, he bore the fame office 
under Prince Charles, (afterwards King Charles I.) He was 
made one of his Majefty's council for' the northern parts, and 
Cuitos Rotulorum, Deputy-Lieutenant, and Juftice of the Peace 
for the north-riding of that county. 

But as he appeared with fome zeal, in 1632, againft thecom- 
miflion which was iflued to compel Gentlemen to compound for 

not 



F O U L I S, of Ingleby. 171 

riot having taken the honour of Knighthood, to which they were 
obliged, by an old obfolete law, and had let fall fome exprefiions, 
reflecting upon Thomas, Lord Vifcount Wentworth, Lord Pre- 
fident of the Council in the North, for his proceedings therein ; 
he and his eldeft fon, Henry, were cenfured for it in the court of 
S tar-Chamber, in 1633 ; Sir David, was declared incapable of all 
the offices and places which he held, was committed prifoner to 
the Fleet, during his Majefty's pleafure, fined 5CO0I. to the King, 
and 3000I. to the Lord Wentworth ; for the payment of which 
fines, he was forced to fell part of his eftate. His fon and heir* 
Henry, was alfo committed prifoner to the Fleet, during his Ma- 
jefty's pleafure, and fined 500I. 

This Sir David, married Cordelia, the daughter of William 
Fleetwood, of Great-MhTenden, in Bucks, Efq; Serjeant at Law, 
and Recorder of London, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, by 
whom he had iflue two daughters; 1. Anue, married to George 
Purvis, M. D. 2. Elizabeth, who died unmarried; and five fons ; 
I. Sir Henry, his fuccefTor in the title and eftate ; 2. Robert ; 
3. John; 4. Edward; and 5. William, who all died without 
iflue : Sir David, died in 1642, and was fucceeded by his eldeft 
ion, 

Sir Henry Fowlis, Bart, who married Mary, the eldeft daugh- 
ter of Sir Thomas Clayton, of Sexho, in Yorkfhire, Knt. by 
whom he had iflue four fons, and four daughters, viz. 1. Sir 
David, his fucceflbr ; 2. Henry, who was fellow of Lincoln- 
College, in Oxford, and was the Author of the hiftory of the 
wicked plots and confpiracies of the Prefbyrerians, in 1674, and 
the hiftory of Romifti Treafons, i68j. Anthony Wood, fays, 
i The produces of his writings {hew him to have been a true fon 
c of the church of England, a hater of Popery, Prefbytery, and 

* Seclarifm. He was endowed with a happy memory, underltood 
4 books, and the ordering of them fo well, that with a little in- 

* induftry, he might have gone beyond the great Philobiblos- 

* Jamefius. He had alfo in him a moft generous and noble fpirit, 

* a careleflhefs of the world and things thereof, (as moft bookifh 
' men have,) a moft becoming honefty in his dealings, a juft ob- 

* fervance of collegiate difcipline, and a hatred to wrangles, and 

* the French fooleries of his time,' He died Dec. 24, 1669, 
aged thirty-three; 3. Edward, who died unmarried ; 4. Thomas, 
who was Captain of a man of war, and loft his life in the Dutch 
wars, in the reign of King Charles II. He left two fons, and a 
daughter, who all died without iflue. 

Of the daughters of Sir Henry, 1. Cordelia, died unmarried; 
2. Mary, was wedded to Robert Shafto, of Benwell, in Nor- 
thumberland, Efq; 3. Catharine, was wife to Sir Ralph Cole, of 
Jrancepetb, in Durham, Bart. 4, Elizabeth, died unmarried. 

Sir 



,172 F O U L I S, of Ingleby. 

Sir Davis Foulis, Bart, the fecond of that name, fucceeded his 
father in the eftate and title, and married Catharine, the eldeft 
daughter of Sir David Watkins, of Middlefex, Knt. and had 
iflue fix fons, and five daughters, viz. i. David; 2. Henry ; 

3. Sir William ; 4. Thomas; 5. Charles; 6. John, who all 
died without iflue, except Sir William, his, third fon. 

The daughters were, 1. Honor, married to William Chaloner, 
of Gifborough, Efq; eldeft fon of Sir Edward Chaloner, of Gif- 
borough, in Yorkshire, Knt. 2. Mary, married to William 
Turner, of Stainfby, Efq; fecond fon of John Turner, of Kirk- 
leatham, in Yorkfhire, Efq; Serjeant at Law, kinfman and heir 
of Sir William Turner, Knt. Lord- Mayor of London. 3. Ca- 
tharine, married to John Rudd, of the city of Durham, Efq; 

4. Anne, to Sir Reginald Graham, of Norton Conyers, ir^ 
Yorkfhire, Bart. 5. Jane. 

This Sir David ferved in Parliament for the borough of Norths 
Allerton, in the firft year of King James II. and departed this 
life the 13th of March, 1694, in the iixty-fecond year of his 
age, and was fucceeded in title and eftate by, 

Sir William Fowlis, Bart, his third, but eldeft furviving fon, 
who married Anne, daughter of John Lawrence, of Weftmin- 
fter, Efq; widow of Sir Lumley Robinfon, of Kentwell-Hall, 
in Suffolk, Bart, by whom he left ifTue only one fon, Sir Wil- 
liam, and died Oct. 174I5 aged eighty-three. 

Sir William Fowlis, only fon and fucceflbr to his father in dig- 
nity and eftate, married Mildred, the eldeft daughter of Henry, 
Lord Vifcount Downe, in the kingdom of Ireland, and of Co- 
wick, near Snaith, in the weft-riding of Yorkfhire, by whom 
he had Iflue one fon, William, and four daughters, Mildred, 
Anne, Catharine, yet unmarried ; and Mary, married to Boyn- 
ton Langley, of Wykeham Abbey, in Yorkfhire, Efq; Sir Richard, 
dying in 1756, was fucceeded in title and eftate by his only fon, 
' Sir William Foulis, the prefent Baronet, who, in 1758, mar- 
ried Hannah, the only daughter of John Robinfon, of Buckton, 
in the Eaft Riding of Yorkfhire, by whom he has two fqns, 
William and John-Robinfon. 

Arms. Argent, three Laurel, or Bay Leaves, erect, proper. 

Crest. On a Wreath, out of a Crefcent, Argent, a Crofs 
Forme Fiche, Sable, 

Seat. At Ingleby-manor, near Stokefley,, in Cleavelarjd, Jr! 
Jhe North- riding of Yorkfhire. 



37. Bernev, 



B E R N E Y, of Parkhalli 17 



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37. Berney, of Parkhall, in Reedham, Norfolk. 

Created Baronet, May 5, 1620. 

*TP HIS ancient family were denominated from the town of 
. Berney* near Walfingham, in this county, where they were 
feared about the time of the Conqueft, and have ever Cmco been of 
coniiderable note. 

In fome very ancient writings, which belonged to the Priory 
of Bynham, 

1. Roger de Berney is found mentioned as Lord of Berney, as 
alfo, 

2. Sir Henry de Berney, Knr his fon ; whofe fon, 

3. Richard de Berney, by Catharine, daughter of Roger Gygney, 
Efq; had ifTue, 

4. Henry de Berney, who lived at Berney 1268, and was 
father of, 

5. John de Berney, who refided chiefly in the city of Norwich, 
at his capital mefluage there, called Berney's Inn, which, or 
another of the fame name, that came into the family with the 
eftates at Reedham, by marriage, very foort after this time, has 
continued in it ever fince. This John de Berney, married Joan, 
daughter and heirefs of Bartholomew de Witchingham, Efq; he 
left ifTue by her, 

6. John de Berney, who refided at Witchingham. He was 
one of the Citizens for Norwich, in the Parliament held at York, 
g Edw. III. alio he, with Robert Clare, Efq; were the King's 
Commiffioners, before whom an inqueft was taken upon a writ 
of Ad quod da?nnu?n concerning the fee of the caftle of Norwich, 
19 Edw. III. In the following year he was elected one of the 
Knights of the Shire for the county of Norfolk, as he was agaia 
two years afterwards, 22 Ed. III. together with the faid Robert 
Clare, Efq; and were allowed 14I. 10s. for thirty-four days at- 
tendance. He alfo ferved in Parliament, 31 Edward III. and for 
attending thirty-two days, had 61. 8s. allowed for his expences. 
His firft wife was Sarah, daughter of Bartholomew Batman, and 
his fecond, Catharine, daughter of Peter Bedingfleld, Efq; He 
left two ions Robert and Thomas. The eldeft, Sir Robert 
Berney, who was a Knight Batchelor of the Duke of Guyen 
and Lancafter, continued at Witchingham, and from whom 
were defcended the two branches of the family, viz. the Wit- 
chingham and Gunton, which having continued feveral defcents 
are now both extinct. This Sir Robert married Margaret, 
fecond daughter, and one of the co-heirefles of Walter de Wal- 
cot 9 who was a. lineal defcendant of two very ancient families 

united 



t?4 B R N E Y, of ParkfialL 

united in him ; one derived from Sir Clement Clopton, Knt. 
and the other from Sir Matthew de Gunton, Knt. who lived 
22 Hen. I. 1 122. Margery, another fifter to the faid Margaret^ 
was a nun in Carrow Abbey. By this marriage he had the man- 
nor of Gunton, where^ four generations afterwards, a Sir Robert 
Berney, his defcendant, who v/as Steward of Lord Morley, 
Marfhal of Ireland, and Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, 7 and 
1.1 of Henry IV. built a very capital houfe. 

7. Thomas de Berney, fecond fon of the above mentioned John 
Berney de Witchingham, who was afterwards knighted, mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter and heirefs of William de Reedham, 
Efq; by Margaret, daughter and heirefs of Sir Robert Caflon, 
Knt. of a very ancient family feated at Reedham, in Norfolk^ 
at the time of the Conqueror's furvey. By this marriagej befides 
feveral other eflates and lordfhips, he had the manor of Reed- 
ham, whither he removed in the reigri of Edw. III. from Wit- 
chingham, which continued the feat of his elder brother, Sir 
Robert, and his defendants, as abovementioned, and Reedham 
became the feat of this branch of the family. 

8. John Berney, of Reedham, his fon and heir, married Ifabel, 
daughter and heirefs of Sir John Herringham, Knt. and died 
anno 1440, leaving iffue three fons 5 1. Thomas; 2. Robert, 
of Barrow, Knt. and 3. John, who died ifTuelefs, 1461. 

9. Thomas Berney de Reedham, the eldefl fon, by Eva, daugh- 
ter of John Clipfby, of Cliplby, Efq; left iflue, 

10. John Berney de Reedham, who married Catharine, daugh- 
ter of Ofbert Munford, of Hockwold, whofe fon, and heir, 

11. John Berney de Reedham, married, firft, a daughter of 
- Richard Southwell, Efq; and afterwards a daughter of John 

Wentworth, of Suffolk, leaving iffue, 

12. John Berney de Reedham, whofe firft wife was Margaret, 
daughter of William Reade, of Beccles, in Suffolk, and his 
fecond Alice, daughter of Richard Joyner, and relief of Paul 
Syd nor, of Kent, Efq; he died 1557, leaving iffue, Thomafine, 
married to Thomas Ofborne, of Kirby Bedon, Efq; another 

daughter married to Sydnor, of Blundeflon, Efq; Mary, 

married to Robert Jenny, of Heringfleet ; and the youngeft to 

Cuddon of Shadingfield, all in Suffolk. Alfo one fon and 

heir, 

13. H-enry Berney de Reedham, who, in the reigns of Philip 
and Mary, removed the old feat of the family, which flood near 
the church a: Reedham, into the park there, in which he built 
a magnificent houfe (part of which is now (landing) and made 
very large gardens, anno 1577, calling it Park-hall, in Reed- 
ham. He died 1584, having had a numerous iffue, by Alice 
his firil wife, daughter of Roger Applcton, of Comb, in Effex, 

and. 



BERNEY, of Parkhail. 175 

and Agnes, his fecond, who was daughter of Walter Clarke, of 
Hadley, in Suffolk, Efq; and heirefs of her brother Edward. 
Of whom, 

14. Sir Thomas Bcrney d Reedham, Knt. his eldeft fon and 
heir, was High Sheriff of Norfolk, 7 James I. 1609, and died 
1616, leaving iffue, by Juliana, daughter of Sir Thomas Gaudy, 
of Redenhall, in Norfolk, Knt. one of the Juftices of the Com- 
mon Pleas, feveral children. Of whom, William, the eldeft fon, 
married the daughter of the Lord Chief Juftice Coke, but had 
no iffue ; and John, the fecond fon, dying unmarried ; Richard, 
the third fon, became his heir. Thomas, the feventh, and 
youngeft fon was High Sheriff of Norfolk, 22 Charles I. 1647, 
and married Dorothy, daughter of John Smith, of Arminghall, 
from whom is defcended that branch of the family which re- 
fided for a long time at Swardifton, but is now removed to 
Bracon, the feat of the prefent John Berney, Efq; his defen- 
dant, who was High Sheriff of Norfolk, 1760. 

15. Sir Richard Bemey de Reedham, the third fon of Sir 
Thomas, by his two elder brothers dying without iffue, become 
his heir, and was created a Baronet, May 5, 16 20, the 18th of 
James I. He was High Sheriff of Norfolk, the 20th of the 
fame King, 1622, and died 1668. By Anne, daughter of Michael 
Smallpage, of Chichefter, in Suffex, Efq; befides four daugh- 
ters ; he had 1. Sir Thomas, his eldeft fon; 2. Richard; 3. John; 
4. William; 5. Henry. He left all his eftates at Reedham, and 
elfewhere, belonging to the family, to his fecond fon, Richard 
Berney de Reedham, Efq; who was twice High Sheriff of Nor- 
forlk, 14 Charles II. 1662, and alfo the 22d of the fame King, 
1670. He married a daughter of Sir Jacob Gerrard, of Lang- 
ford, in Norfolk, Bart, and by her had only one fon and heir, 
Richard Berney de Reedham, Efq; who was High Sheriff of 
Norfolk, 4 William III. 1692, and died the fame year unmar- 
ried. He lies buried on the fouth fide of the chancel, in the 
church at Reedham, with many of this family, of which he was 
the laft who refided or enjoyed the eftates there, after they had 
been in the poffeilion of his anceftors for many generations, from 
the marriage of the abovementioned Thomas Berney, fecond fon 
of John Berney de Witchingham, with Margaret, daughter and 
heirefs of the faid William de Reedham, in the reign of Ed. III. 
John Berney, of Weftwick, third fon of Sir Richard, married 
>ufan, daughter of John Stains, and left two fons, John, and 
Richard. The eldeft, John Berney, married firft Bridget, daugh- 
ter of William Branthwate, of Hethel, Efq; and had two daugh- 
ters, Julian, married to Thomas Brograve, of Hertfordshire, Efq; 
and Elizabeth, to John Petre, now of Weftwick, Efq; to his 
fecond wife, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Maurice Ken- 
dall, 



176 B E R N E Y, of Parkhall. 

dall of NorthwaMham, Efq; but by her had no ifTue. Richard 
Berriey, late of Langley, in Norfolk, fecond fan of John Berney * 
of Weftwick, was formerly Recorder of Norwich, for which 
city he was returned Member in the two laft Parliaments of 
Queen Anne. By Mary, daughter of Auguftin Briggs, of the 
fame city, Efq; he left ifTue only one daughter, Elizabeth* mar- 
ried to Thomas Bramfton, of Skreens* in EfTex 3 Efq; formerly 
one of the Knights of the Shire for that county. William, the 
fourth fon of Sir Richard, married a daughter of Thomas Browne, 
of Elfinghall, in Norfolk* Efq; and had iiTue. Henry* the fifth 
fon, died a batcbelor. 

16. Sir Thomas Berney, of Norwich, Bart, (eldeft fon of Sir 
Richard) by Sarah, his fecond wife* daughter of Thomas Tyrrel* 
of EfTex, Efq; Governor of Land-guard Fort, on the reftora- 
tion of Charles II. had feveral children ; of whom John Berney* 
of Wefenham, Efq; the third fon, married Philippa, daughter of 
Thomas Browne, of Elfmg, Efq; and befides other ifTue, left 
Thomas Berney, Efq; late Recorder of Lynn Regis in Norfolk* 
who married Julian, one of the daughters of Sir Richard Berney, 
of Kirby, Bart, hereafter mentioned, by whom he had ifTui 
two fons, Thomas, and Richard, both now living at Lynn. 
William Berney, Clerk, fourth fon of Sir Thomas, late of Wor- 
ftead, and Reclor of Stokefby and Weftwick, by Mary, daugh- 
ter of Henry Harcock, Gent, had one fon William Berney, 
Rector of Newton Flotman, in Norfolk, who married Dorothy* 
another daughter of the faid Sir Richard Berney, of Kirby, Bart* 
by whom he had feveral children, of which Richard Berney, his 1 
eldeft fon and heir, is Rector of Weftwick, and continues now 
to refide at Worftead. Sir Thomas Berney, died 1693, and was 
fueteeded by* 

17. Sir Richard Berney, of Kirby Bedon, Bart, his eldeft fon 
and heir, who married Dorothy, daughter of William Branth- 
wayte, of Hethel, Efq; and had a numerous iffue, of which, be- 
fides the two daughters married as above mentioned, and Sir 
Richard, and Sir Thomas, who fucceeded to the title, Robert 
his third fon refided feveral years, and died in Barbadoes; John 
Berney his eighth fon, Doctor of Divinity, is one of his Ma- 
iefty's Chaplains in Ordinary, Arch-Deacon of Norwich, and 
Rector of Saxlingham, and Hetherfet, where he now refides. He 
married the eldeft daughter, and one of the co-heireffes of John 
Baron, D. D. late Dean of Norwich, by whom he has no ifTue. 
Sir Richard, died 1706, and was fucceeded in title and eftate, 
by his eldeft fon and heir, 

:8. Sir Richard Berney, of Kirby Bedon, Bart, who died un- 
married, 1 710, at the age of twenty-two years, by which means 
the title and eftate defcended to, 

19. Sir 



PAKINGTON, of Ailfbury. 1 7 y 

19. Sir Thomas Berney. of Kirby Bedon, his next brother, 
who married Elizabeth, only daughter and heirefs of 8imo:i 
Follces, of Suffolk, Efq; by Elizabeth his wife, who was daugh- 
ter and one of the co-heircfTes of Samuel Hanfon, of the iflanJ 
of Barbadoes, Efq; by whom a plantation called Hanfon's, in 
that ifland, came into the family. He died 1742, and left iffue 
only two ions, Sir Hanfon, his fucceffor, and Richard, four 
other children having died in their infancy. Richard Berney 
lives now at Norwich, and is Rector of Stokefby and Bramer- 
ton in that county, and, 

20. Sir Hanfon Berney, of Kirby Bedon, the prefent Baronet, 
the twentieth male heir, in a lineal defcent, from Roger de 
Berney, fucceeded his father, Sir Thomas, in title and eftate. 
He was High Sheriff of Norfolk, 1762, being the ninth time 
that office has been in the different branches of the family. By 
Catharine, only daughter and heirefs of William Woolball, of 
Walthamftow, in Effex, Efq; he has one fon, John, and two 
daughters, Elizabeth and Catharine, now living, and has had 
two other children, Juliana and Hanfon, who died infants. 

Arms. Quarterly. 1. Per Pale, Azure and Gules, a Crofs, 
engrailed, Ermine. 2. Gules, a Chevron between three 
Reed Sheaves, Or. 3. Gules, a Chevron between three 
Eagles difplayed, Argent, armed Or. 4. Argent, on a Can- 
ton, Gules, a Crofs, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, Ermine and Gules, aPiumeofOf- 
trich Feathers, per Pale, Azure and Gules. Formerly, this 
family, while they rcfided at Reedham, bore for Creft, on a 
Wreath, Ermine and Guies, a Reed Sheaf, Or. 

Motto. Nil te?nere^ neque iimore. 

Seat. At Kirby Bedon, in Norfolk. 



38. Pakington, of Ailfbury, Buckinghamshire. 

Created Baronet, June 22, 1620. 

THAT the family of this name is of great antiquity, is 
evident from unqueftionable records ; neither is it to be 
doubted but they were fo called, from the place of their abode, 
from one of the Pakingtons, of Staffordfhire, Warwicklhire, 
or LeicefteHhire ; for in each of thofe counties we meet with 
Lordfhips of that name, whofe owners anciently wrote them- 
felves, de Pakino-ton: And that the family flourished in the 
reign of King Henry I. fon of William the Conqueror, is 
manifeft from the foundation of the monaftery of Kenelworth, 
Vol. L N (fee 



173 PAKINGTON, of Ailfoury. 

(fee Dr. Hickes's prefatory epiftle to his Saxon grammar,) and 
a learned antiquary has obferved, that, Pagington (now Pak- 
ington) in StafYorufhire, within two miles of Tame, was held 
of the Bifhop, by Vetchel, in the twentieth year of William 
the Conqueror ; in Henry Illd's time, by Robert de Pakington ; 
and in the twenty-fourth of Edw. I. David de Pakington, 
held it of the Bimop, by the fourth part of a Knight's fee. 

Richard de Pakington married one of the fillers and co-heirs 
of Robert de Kaily, Lord of Frefeley, in Warwickfhire, who 
lived in King Henry lid's time ; and there are now in the pof- 
feflion of Sir Herbert-Perrot Pakington, Bart, two ancient 
deeds, without date; one, of Robert Wittington, Clerk, figned 
and fealed in the prefence of Peter Wyke, Hugh Pakington, 
and Alexander Abbetot, Knts. the other attefted by Richard 
Spechell, and Hugh Pakington, Knts. the lateft of which deeds 
is judged to be at lead above 400 years old. 

Thomas de Pakington was Prior of Burton-abby, in Staf- 
fordihire, and prefided in the fame, thirty-fix years. He died 
33 Edw. I. 1305, and was buried there. 

Another Thomas de Pakington, named of Brailsford, found- 
ed a chauntry in the chapel of Chelmfcote, 1322. 

Henry Abbot, of Lillefhull, grants lands to Roger de Pak- 
ington, and Agnes his wife, in Blackfordby, 13 Edw. III. 

William de Pakington was a perfon of great note, temp. 
Edw. III. being Secretary and Treafurer to Edward, the Black 
Prince, in Gaicoigne, and wrote a chronicle in French, from 
the ninth year of King John, to 138c, his own time. Some 
extracts from this Chronicle have been printed at Oxford, in 
Mr. Leland's Collectanea, torn. 1. part 2. p. 455- 

Robert Pakington, (the certain anceftor of the prefent Sir 
Herbert-Perrot Pakington, Bart.) lived in the reign of King 
Henry IV. and was father to John Pakington, Efq; recited in 
an office found before Robert Ruflel, Efcheator of the county 
of Worcefter, 14 Hen. VI. He had iflue a fon of his own 
name, John Pakington, Efq; who, by Elizabeth, his wife, 
daughter and heir to Thomas Wafhbourne, of Stanford, in 
Worceflerfhire, Efq; had iffue three fons, John, Robert, (an- 
ceftor to the branch we are to treat on,) and Humphrey. 

John, the cldeit, being brought up to the law, in the fociety 
of the Inner-Temple, was, in the twenty-fourth of Henry VII. 
conftitutcd Chirographer of the Court of Common-Pleas, during 
lie, with power to act by fufficient deputies; and, being 
learned in the laws, was, in 11 Henry VIII. elected Lent-rea- 
der, alio in the twentieth of the fame reign, Treafurer of the 
Society of the Inner-Temple; in which year, he had a memo- 
rable orant from the King, permitting him, for the time to 

ccrne, 



P A K I N G T O N, of Ailibury. 179 

come, to wear his hat in his prefence, and his fuccefTors, and 
not to be uncovered on any occafion or caufe whatfoever, 
againft his will and good liking, and excufed him from every 
kind of office or incumbrance. The many other honours con- 
ferred on this Gentleman are too numerous here to be repeated. 
At the time of his death, anno 2 Eliz. he was feized of thirty- 
one manors, and of other lands that he had purchafed of 
feventy feveral perfons, as appears from a large book con- 
cerning his eftate, now among the evidences of the family, at 
Weft wood. 

His Lady was, Anne, widow of Tychbourne, and of 

the family of Rolle, who dying the 22d of Auguft, 1563, was 
buried in the earl: end of the chancel of St. Buttolph's, Alderf- 
gate-ftreet, London. 

The great eftate this Sir John Pakington left, was divided 
between his daughters, and his two younger brothers, Robert, 
and Humphrey. Urfula, his eldeft daughter, married Sir John 
Scudamore, Knt. of whom defcended the late Lord Vifcount 
Scudamore, whofe daughter and fole heir was the Duchefs of 
Beaufort ; and Bridget, married Sir John Lyttelton, of Frank- 
ley, in Worcefterfhire, Knt. anceftor to Sir Thomas Lyttel- 
ton, Bart. 

Humphry Pakington, youngeft brother of Sir John, was a 
Merchant of London ; and left an only fon, John, who was 
of Harvington, in Worcefterfhire j which line expired in two 
daughters, great heirefTes ; one of them married Sir John 
Yate, Bart, the other, Sir Henry Audley, Knt. 

Robert Pakington, the next brother of Sir John beforemen- 
tioned, was one of the Members of Parliament for the city of 
London, temp. Henry VIII. and barbaroufly murdered in the 
ftreet, 1537, as he was going to church, for he then oppofed 
the Papifts, and was (hot by them, and by his laft will a/id 
teftament, bearing date the 25th of Novemb. 1535, (the pro- 
bat whereof is on the 24th of April, 1537,) it appears, that 
he forfook the fuperftitious errors of the church of Rome, in 
thofe times, when many fuffered on account of their religion ; 
the murderer was never difcovered, but by his own confeifion, 
made when he came to the gallows, at Banbury, to be hanged 
for felonv. 

He had iflue by Catharine, one of the coheirs of Sir John 
Baldwin, Knt. Lord Chief Juftice of the Common-Pleas, and 

his wife, daughter of William Dormer, of Wycombe, 

in Bucks, Efq; (by this match came the manor of Ailfbury, 
in Bucks, with other confiderable lands) an only fon, Thomas, 
and three daughters, viz. Elizabeth, wife of John Lane, Efq; 
and afterwards of Sir Richard Mallory, Knt. Alderman of 

N 2 London j 



j So P A K I N G T O N, of Ailfbury. 

London ; Anne, wife of Richard Cupper, of Glympton, in 
Oxfordshire, Efq; and Margaret of Benedict Lee, of Burfton, 
in Bucks, and afterwards, of Thomas Scot, of the county of 
York, Efqrs, 

Thomas, fon and heir to the faid Robert, was in ward to 
the Lord Privy-Seal, in 37 Henry VIII. when Catharine, his 
mother, then twenty-three years of age, was found one of the 
coheirs to Sir John Baldwin, (who died the 22d of December, 
the fame year;) he received the honour of knighthood from 
Queen Mary, and on the death of his uncle, Sir John, fuc- 
ceeded to a great eftate. He was Sheriff of the county of 
Worcefter, in 3 Elizabeth, and dying the 2d of June, at Bath- 
Place, in Holborn, 12 Eliz. 157 1, was conveyed to Ailfbury, 
in great pomp, (the officers of the college of arms attending 
his corps) and bured in the parifh-church there. His Lady, 
who furvived him, was daughter of Sir Thomas Kitfan, of 
Hengrave, in Suffolk, Knt. (and afterwards marrying Thomas 
Tafmagh, Efq;) died in the 'fixty-fifth year of her age, 1^75. 
This Sir Thomas had five fons, of which, only John, the 
eldcff, furvived his father ; and three daughters ; Mary, mar- 
ried to Sir Walter Long, of Draycot, in Wilts, Knt. Catha- 
rine, to John Davis, of the fame county, Efq; fecondly, to 

Sir Jafper Moor ; and laitly, to Sir Mompeflbn, of Ted- 

dington, in Wilts, Knts. and Margaret, to Thomas Litch- 
field, Efq; Gentleman of the Privy-Chamber to Queen Eliza- 
beth. 

This Sir John Pakington, who was bred at Chrift Church, 
in Oxford, under the tuition of Dr. Lewis, dean of Glouccfler, 
became a great favourite of Queen Elizabeth's, and one of her 
Privy Council. She firft took notice of him in her progtefs to 
Worcefter, when fhe invited him to attend her court, where he 
lived, at his own expence, in great fplendor and reputation, 
with an equipage not inferior to fome of her greateit officers, 
though he had no other honour beiides that of Knight of the 
Bath, which was conferred on him in the life-time of his father. 

He was remarkable for his feature and comely perfonage, and, 
by his ability in all manly excrcifes, had diffinguimed himlclr" 
to that degree, that he was generally called by the name of 
Lufty Pakington : of which, among many inilances, it may 
not be amifs to mention this one ; he entered into articles to 
iwtm againft three noble Courtiers, for 3000I. from the bridge 
at Weftminfrer, to the bridge at Greenwich ; but the Queen, 
by her fpecial command, prevented the putting it in execution. 

It could not be otherwife imagined, but that by this expen- 
five life, great debts muft be contracted, which, in lime, would 
bfitig him into diiHcuhrv, Of this he was io fenftbie, that 

he 



P A K I N G T O N, of Ailfbury. J 81 

he took a fudden and wife refolution of retiring into the coun- 
try, and, as he laid himfelf, would feed on bread and verjuice , 
till he had made up his extravagancies. The Queen foon had no- 
tice of it, and therefore, taking into confederation thefe his ill 
circumfbnces, which the zeal for her fervice had brought him 
into, gave him a grant of a Gentleman's eftate, in Suffolk, 
of eight or nine hundred pounds per ann. befides goods and 
chattels, which had efcheated to the crown : but Sir John, 
after he had been in the country to take poffelBon, found too 
great a tendernefs in his nature, (notwithstanding the bad con- 
dition of his affairs) to behold the miferies of that diftreffed fa- 
mily, without a due regard and companion for them \ and the 
melancholy fpectaclc of the forrowful Lady and her children, 
i'o effectually wrought upon him, that, with the greateft gene- 
rofity, he repaired immediately to court, and humbly befeech- 
ed her Majefty to excufe him from enriching himfelf by the 
calamities of that Gentleman, who fell by a combination of 
his enemies, and would not leave the Queen till he had ob- 
tained his requeff. 

Soon after, he left the court, but before he parted from the 
town, he took care to fatisfy all his creditors j and then, with 
great reputation and honour, he began his journey into the 
country, being handfomely attended with fervants and tenants, 
to the number of fixty, well mounted and accoutred, who 
came purpofely out of the country to pay him this comple- 
ment, and waited at the court-gates, while he was taking leave 
of the Queen. 

After his fettlement in the country, her Majefty was not 
unmindful of him, for fhe, to repair his fortune, granted him, 
for ftxty years (in the twenty-fifth year of her reign) feveral 
lordfhips, manors, and lands, that were come to the crown 
by forfeiture, &c. in feventeen different counties ; alfo, when 
the Earl of Pembroke was made Lord-Prefident of the marches 
of Wales, and Lord Lieutenant of the adjacent counties, he 
was put in the fame patent, Lieutenant of Worccfterfhire, and 
upon the vacancy of the office of Cuftos Rotulorum.* that was 
likewife conferred upon him : fhe alfo made him Bow-bearer 
of Malverne-chace, one of the beft in England,, which he held 
till he had finifned his noble park at Kampton-Lovet, and 
then, that chace being at too great a diftance from his dwelling, 
he obtained her Majefty's leave to difpofe of it. 

He was in her favour even to the laft of her days. Fie was 
conftantly the firft named in all commimons of importance, 
and was the principal director in the government of his county, 
none being thought more worthy of an intire confidence, by 
the CHieen and her Council, than himfelf. And as he took all 

N 3 imagin- 



182 P A K I N G T O N, of Ailfbury. 

imaginable care to anfwer their expectation, by his diligence 
and fidelity, fo he was not wanting to convince his country, 
that their intereff. was always at his heart. 

By his affability and obliging behaviour, Jie acquired the good 
opinion of his equals and inferiors ; and by his courage and re- 
lolution, on all proper occafions, he had rendered himfelf awful, 
even to thofe who were above him : a memorable proof of 
which, he gave his country, when he executed the office of 
Sheriff; for the Lord Chief- Baron Periam, having committed 
a Gentleman at the Affizes, Sir John, fitting in his Sheriff's 
feat, called to him to ftay, telling the Judge, he would anfwer 
for his forth-coming ; neither could he be diffuaded, by all the 
menaces he received from the bench, from adhering to this re- 
solution, boldly alledging, in his defence, that the Gentleman 
W3s his prifoner, and he, as Sheriff, was accountable for him. 
This brave reply, very much increafed the efteem his country 
had for him, and gained a general applaufe throughout the king- 
dom. 

His prudence and conduct did not only extricate him out of 
thofe difficulties, in which his Court-life had involved him, but, 
in a fhort time, put fo much money into his pocket that he 
was enabled to become, what he intended to be, a great builder. 

He bought at one time, fo much timber of the Earl of 
Leicefter, out of the foreft of Wire, (which borders upon 
Worcefterlhire and Shropihire) that the very marking them, 
at 4d. per tree, one with .mother, amounted to 48I. This, 
Mr. Tomkins, Prebendary of Worcefter, a Gentleman of 
good credit, who perfonally knew this Knight, and has left 
MS. memoirs of his life, (now in the family) from which this 
account is chiefly collected, affirms to have received from Sir 
John's own rnouth, who, he allures us, was a perfon of too 
much honour to allow himfelf the lead: liberty injhis difcourfe, 
which was not confident with the ftricteft truth. Many of 
thofe trees he buried under ground, thinking thereby to keep 
out the freih fprings that broke in upon his brine-pits; but 
that undertaking did not anfwer his expectation, and the ex- 
pence which his falt-pits and coftly buildings had obliged him 
to, hindered him from making an addition to his eftate by pur- 
chafe, which (as my author writes) would undoubtedly have 
extended to a good part of the lhire wherein he lived, had he 
thought fit to have employed his money to that purpofe. 

He did not feek after marriage till he had paid all his debts, 
and cleared his eftate ; and then he was fo happy as to meet 
with a beautiful young widow, in London, and a great fortune, 
being the daughter of Mr. Humphry Smith, of Cheapfide, 
Queen Elizabeth's Silk- man, of an ancient family, yet fiourifh- 



* n &> 



PA KING TON, of AHfbury. 183 

ing, in Leicefterfhire. She had been before married to Bene- 
dict Barnham, Efq; one of the Aldermen of London, who left 
her a very rich widow ; and that confideration, together with 
her youth and beauty, made it impoflible for her to escape the 
addrelTes, even of the greateft perfons about the court : but 
Sir John was the only happy man who knew how to gain her, 
being recommended by his worthy friend, Mr. William Sea- 
bright, Town-Clerk of London. This Lady had, by her firfr. 
hufband (the Alderman) four daughters, which were very 
young when they loft their father, and therefore needed a faith- 
ful friend to manage and improve their fortunes ; in which 
truft, Sir John acquitted himfelf fo honourably, that they had 
1 0,000 1. each for their portion, when they came to marry ; an 
immenfe fum in thofe days. One of thefe ladies was wedded to 
my Lord Audley ; another, to Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Vif- 
count St. Albans ; a third, to Sir William Soames ; and the 
fourth, to Sir William Conftable. When he had done this 
fervice to his daughters-in-law, he took care to do a piece of 
juftice to himfelf, which, indeed, was alfo a great argument of 
his wifdom, by getting his accounts parTed in Chancery, and 
obtaining an effectual difcharge there, which could not be other- 
wife efteemed, than as a public teftimony of his honefty and 
integrity. 

The defign of this work obliging me to brevity, I cannot 
therefore tranfcribe all the memorable paffages of his life, which 
Mr. Tomkins has recorded to his honour : but it appears that 
he had a fpirit truly great and noble, which discovered itfelf 
upon every proper occafion ; for, as his ends and defigns were 
always generous, and fuch as became a man of honour, fo he 
fcorned to compafs them by bafe and unworthy means ; he had 
a regard to his reputation in every thing that he did, which 
had this infeparable effedt, that the whole fcene of his life was 
nothing elfe but a continued feries of bright and laudable ac- 
tions. 

It is not to be denied, but his fenfe of injuries was fome- 
what too nice, and (which is a frailty the manlieft tempers arc 
often fubjecr. to) he knew not how to bear a neglect from his 
fuperiors with that fubmifiion which was ufually expedted. 
This was fufficiently evident from the following fiory : Upon 
the death of the Earl of Pembroke, King James appointed the 
Lord Zouch, his fucceflbr in the Prefidentlhip of the Marches 
of Wales, &c. which Lord, as foon as he had obtained his 
commiffion, fent his letters of deputation, to the Gentlemen 
of Worccfterfhire, and among the reft, to Sir John Pakington, 
to be one of the Lieutenants of that county ; but Sir John, 
rinding that the Lord Zouch did not (hew him the refpeft as 

N 4 his 



j84 P A K I N G T ON, of Ailfbury. 

his predecefibr did, (for he had the honour to be particularly 
named a Lieutenant, in the fame patent the Earl of Pembroke 
had) refufed to take the letter of deputation from the meffen- 
ger, telling him, That he had an ejiate as -well as his majler, and 
did not mean to venture it in mujfertng the King's fubjefis^ with no 
better a warrant than that which was only f.gncd by his Lord's hand. 
And though, on all other occafions, his bounty and generofity 
extended to the meaneft, yet, on this, he never afked the mef- 
fenger to eat or drink : but nothing could be a greater proof 
of the haughtinefs of his ilomach, than his behaviour in re- 
lation to his fifh-pond. 

As he had been at great expences in building his houfe very 
fumptuoufly, fo he was defirous that every thing about itfhould 
be as noble, therefore, he caufed a large pool, or canal, of 
122 acres, to be made in his new park of Weftwood, and 
brought a brook, or river, to run into it, cut through a con- 
siderable extent of ground : but the misfortune was, this great 
defign could not be eirecled without making the highways part 
of the pond; which, indeed, the country very willingly con- 
sented to, Sir John, having taken care to provide a more con- 
venient road for them. However, it appeared foon after, that 
this grant was defective in point of law, which one of his 
neighbours obferving, and thinking either to mortify Sir John, 
or ingratiate himfelf with him, got an order from the Exche- 
quer to deftroy his pool, and reitore the highway as it was be- 
fore ; yet at the time of Serving the order, Signified, that it 
was not his intention to give him any moleifcation, but, if he 
pleafed, his pond might continue, without the le:ift apprehen- 
sion of diftufbance from him. But Sir John, fcorning to hold 
any thing of courtefy from fuch a neighbour, and that he might 
know how little he valued him, wentimmediately to the pool, 
caufed the flood-gates to be torn up, and the banks to be thrown 
down, whereby the water went out with fuch rapidity, that 
Surpriz'd the neighbourhood, difperfed great quantities of fifh 
about the country, and the river of Severn, at Worcdter, 
was difcoloured for a week. Soon after, this matter was finally 
determined to Sir John's Satisfaction, by referrees of the Siril 
quality in the county, viz. Gervaie, Bifhop of Wcrcefter, 
John Talbot, of Grafton, Efq; and Mr. Sheldon, of Beoly; 
he repaired his pool again, and left it in the condition in which 
it has continued ever Since. 

He was a Gentleman that knew how to value his time ; and 
as he had the happinefs of a good memory, he took care to 
improve it with obfervations in hiftory and phyfick, which 
were parts of learning; he moft delighted in; and for that pur- 

pole, 



P A K I N G T O N, of AiUbury. 1 85 

pofe, he was provided with one to read to him, in thofe fciences, 
at his leifure hours. 

This appetite after knowledge, naturally inclined him to 
love the converfation of learned men, which he often confult- 
ed in difficulties, and by that means, daily informed and per- 
fected his judgment. 

In the choice of his friends, he did not forget the Clergy ; 
with the moft eminent of which body, the neighbourhood of 
the city of Worcefter gave him an opportunity of fettling a 
lafting correfpondence, which was evident from the frequent 
vifits made him by the Bifhop, the Dean, and Prebendaries of 
that church. Thefe vifits were far from being barely formal 
and ceremonious ; for, upon fuch occafions, he would ufually 
lament to them the ill condition of the church, the dangers 
that threatned it, as well from the Puritans as the Papifts, and 
the fubject of their difcourfe often was, how to provide reme- 
dies againft thofe evils j for the intereft of the eftablifhed church 
was his grand concern ; to this he was refolved to facrifice 
every thing that was dear to him, and he fcorned to enjoy the 
friendfhip of the greateft man living, upon terms that were not 
to her advantage. 

It was one great part of his happinefs, that there was a fet 
Gentlemen in his neighbourhood, worthy of his acquaintance 
and familiarity : with thefe he lived in a very friendly and hos- 
pitable manner, and he was never better pleafed than when he 
had fome of their company at his table. His ordinary houfe- 
keeping was fuch as became a Gentleman of a plentiful for- 
tune ; and in his entertainments, he loved to (hew he valued 
his friends more than his money, for they were generally very 
cofHy and noble. 

After he had finifhed his {lately ftructure at Weftwood, (a 
verv delisrhtful habitation, in the midft of a wood, from whence 
it took its name) he invited the Earl of Northampton, Lord 
Prcfident, and his Lady, to a houfe- warming ; and as his Lord- 
fhip was an honourable and jovial companion, a train of above 
an hundred Knights and Gentlemen accompanied him, who 
ifaid there fome time, and, at their going away, acknow- 
ledged they had pfrc-t with fo kind a reception, that they did not 
know ivhether they Lad pojffeffed the place, or the place them : the. 
delightful fituation of his habitation was what they had never 
before feen, the houfe ftanding in the middle of a wood, that 
is cut into twelve lars;e ridings, and at a good diitance, one 
ring-riding through all of them, and the whole cncompafTed with. 
a park of fix or feven miles, at the father end whereof, facing- 
the houfe, is a pool, or canal, of 122 acres, which gives a. 

noble 



1S6 P A K I N G T ON, of Ailfbury. 

noble Iuftre, the trees gracing the water, and the water the 
woods. 

His moft magnificent entertainment was that which he gave 
King James, and his Queen, (with the greateft train that 
ever accompanied them) at Ailfbury, when his Majefty hon- 
oured him with a vifit, after his arrival from Scotland, and be- 
fore his coronation ; upon this occafion he fct no bounds to 
his expence, thinking it a difparagement to be out-done by 
any fellow-fubjec"t, when fuch an opportunity offered ; and the 
King and the whole court acknowledged, they never met with 
a more noble reception. 

At length, this great man having lived to fee his children's 
children, departed this life, at his houfe at Weftwood, in the 
feventy-feventh year of his age, and was interred near his fa- 
ther, at Ailfbury, on the 1 8th of January, 1625. A year be- 
fore his death, he was feized with a fit of the gout, which 
diftemper, at laft, put an end to his life; otherwife, he was 
very happy in a ftrong and excellent constitution of body, 
which had never met with any ihock, till about the year be- 
fore Queen Elizabeth died, and then fhe did him the honour 
to order her own Phyficians to attend him, defigning to have 
taken him again to court, which her death prevented. 

His Lady furvived him, and fo noted for her riches, that 
it was difficult for her long to efcape the fnares laid for her 
by the Court, to engage her in another marriage. She had, firft, 
the Lord Kilmurry, who lived about two years ; then fhe mar- 
ried Thomas, Earl of Kelly, one of King James's favourites. 

By Sir John Pakington fhe had one fon, John, and two 
daughters ; Mary, the ydungeft, was wife of Sir Robert Brook, 
of Naclon, in Suffolk, Knt. and Anne, the eldeff, married 
Sir Humphry Ferrers, of Tamworth, Knt. and furviving him, 
was afterwards the fecond wife of Philip, (Stanhope) Earl of 
Chefterfield. 

John Pakington, Efq; the only fon of Sir John Pakington, 
Knt. beforementioned, had the eftate at Ailfbury, fettled on 
him by his father, foon after his marriage, (though he con- 
tracted it without the old Gentleman's confent) who likewife 
procured him to be created a Baronet, when he was but twenty 
years of age, by letters patents bearing date the 22d of June, 
1620. He refuted at Ailfbury, in Bucks, for which town he 
was elected in the Parliament, 21 Jac. I. was peculiarly 
cifceemcd, and dying generally lamented, in the twenty-fourth 
year of his age, was buried with his anceftors, at Ailfbury, 
the 29th ot October, in the year 1624, leaving iffue by the 
Lady Frances, his wife, daughter to Sir John Ferrers, o.f Tam- 
worth, Knt. John, his only fon, and a daughter, married firfl 

to 



P A K I N G T O N, of Ailfbury. 187 

to Colonel Wafhington ; and fecondly, to Samuel Sandys, of 
Omberfley, in Worcefterfhire, Efq; The Lady Frances, their 
mother, was, by a fecond marriage, the wife of that noted 
General, Alexander Lefley, Earl of Leven. 

Sir John Pakington, Bart, only ion and heir of the laft Sir 
John, fucceeded in the title and eftate, and refided at Weft- 
wood, after his grandfather's deceafe, who left him, in his mi- 
nority, at the age of four years, four months, and fix days, 
under the guardianfhip of Thomas, Lord Coventry, Keeper 
of the Great Seal of England, by whofe vigilant care of his 
education, both by travel, and other advantages, he became 
an accomplished Gentleman, and gained the love and efteem of 
all who knew him. 

He was elected one of the Knights for Worcefterfhire, in 
15 Car. I. and when the rebellion broke out, was a Member 
in Parliament for the town of Ailfbury ; and having, on all 
occafions, given proofs, both of his fidelity to the crown, and 
and the rights of the fubjedt, was entrufted by the King, in 
the year 1642, (on the Houfes paffing an ordinance for fettling 
the militia in fuch hands as they could confide in) with a com- 
miffton for arraying men for his fervice, in Worcefterfhire, to 
which his Majefty appointed none, in the feveral counties, but 
perfons of the firft quality, and unexceptionable to the public, 
having charged the ordinance beforementioned, to be againft 
law. 

Sir John Pakington endeavouring, with all his power, to 
execute this commiffion, was taken prifoner, and committed to 
the Tower, fined five thoufand pounds, had his eftate fequeftred, 
and, for his loyalty and fervices in the King's caufe, his houfe 
in Buckinghamfhire, (one of the beft of that county) levelled 
with the ground, and fuch great waftes committed in his woods, 
that the lofs could never be computed. The eftimate of his 
fufferings is in fome meafure demonftrated, by a particular ac- 
count kept by his excellent lady, which makes it amount to 
20,3481. 

His zeal to the Royal Family never fwerved ; for notwith- 
Handing he had fuffered fo much for his loyalty, he had the 
courage to go in, with a troop of horfe, to King Charles II. at 
the battle of Worcefter, and was taken prifoner there, yet was 
fo entirely beloved in his own country, that when the rebels 
tried him for his life, by Commifiioners appointed for that pur- 
pofe, (upon an indictment of his raifing and heading a troop 
at the battle of Worcefter) they could not procure one witnefs 
to fwear againft him, by which means he was acquitted, and 
fet at liberty, but was afterwards fined 7670I. and forced, for 
the laid fine, to convey the market-houfe, the tolls, court-leet, 

and 



1 88 P A K IN G T O N, of Ailfbury. 

and certain grounds called Heydon-hill, parcel of his eftare at 
Aii<fbury to Scot, (who was one of the King's Judges) and 
other truftees, for the ufe of the town, which they kept till 
after the reiteration, when, by a fpecial Acl: of Parliament, the 
faid conveyances v/ere made void. 

His Lady was one of the daughters of the aforefaid Thomas,, 
Lord Coventry, Keeper of the Great Seal of England, the molt 
accomplished perfon of her fex for learning, and the bright-eft 
example of her age for wifdom and piety. Her letters, and 
other difcourfes ftill remaining in the family, and the hands of 
her friends, are an admirable proof of her excellent genius and 
vaft capacity ; and as me has the reputation of being thought 
the author of The Whole Duty of Man , fo none that knew her 
well, and were competent judges of her abilities, could in the 
ieaft doubt of her being equal to fuch an undertaking, though 
her modcfty would not fufter her to claim the honour of it ; 
but as the manufcript under her own hand now remains with 
the family, there is hardly room to doubt it. 

By her great virtues and eminent attainments in knowledge,, 
fhe acquired the eiteem of all our learned Divines, particularly 
Dr. Hammond, Bifhop Morley, Bifhop Fell, Bifhop Pearfon^ 
Bifhop Henchman, and Bifhop Gunning, who were ever ready 
to confefs they were always edified by her converfation, and 
inftructed by her writings. 

Sir John Pakington, Bart, fon and heir to the laft Sir John, 
was, in his perfon, very comely and graceful, and no iefs con- 
siderable for the good qualities and perfections of his mind : his 
appreheniion was quick, and his judgment naturally folid ; 
which being well improved, and cultivated by a learned educa- 
tion, diftinguifhed him early among his neighbours, and re- 
commended him more particularly to the efteem of the Bifhop, 
and Clergy, of thcdiocefe of Worcefter. Nothing would have 
been too hard for his abilities, had he thought the dinrculteft 
parts of learning worth his conquering ; but delighting chiefly, 
in a retired life, he was contented to be known but to a few,, 
%nd being fuperior to nioft he converfed with, in wit and good 
fenfe, he had the kfs ambition to attain to an eminency, by 
any extraordinary acquifitions in knowledge. His death was 
generally lamented throughout Worcefterihire, and as a testi- 
mony of their affection to the father, they chofe his fon, Sir 
John Pakington, their Knight for the county, when he was 
fefiwee nineteen years of age. He ferved in Parliament, in the 

ans of Kim; Charles II. and King fames II. as one of the 
Knights for Worcefterfhire, and was flcady to the eftablifh- 

nt in church and date, as his anfwers, in writing, to the 
three queries proposed to him by the Lord Carrington, Lord 

Lieutenant 



P A K-I N G T O N, of Ailfbury. 189 

Lieutenant of the county of Worcefter, in thofe trying times 
of the late King James, fufRciently {hew. 

This Sir John was buried at Hampton-Lovet, the sSth of 
March, 1688; ami having married Margaret, daughter, of Sir 
John Keyt, "of Ebrington, in Gloucefterfhire, Bart. -left iiTue 
his only fon and heir, Sir John Pakington, Bart. 

Which Sir John, was a ftrenuous aftcitcr of the rights and 
liberties of his country, and in the year 1702, made that re- 
markable complaint to the Houfe of Commons, againft William, 
Lord Biiliop of Worcefter, and Mr. Lloyd, his ion, for inter- 
fering in the election for the county of Worcefter, and fending 
letters to the Clergy and Freeholders, threatning them, if they 
voted for him, &c. and afperfing his behaviour in Parliament; 
when the houfe of Commons, after hearing the evidence, and 
mature confideration, 

* Refolved, Nemine iontradicevtc^ 

* That Sir John Pakington has, by evidence, fully made 

* out the charge which he exhibited againft the Lord Bifhop 

* of Worceiler. ' 

1 Refolved, Ne?mne contradice?ite y 

* That Sir John Pakington has, by evidence, fully made 

* out the charge againft Mr. Lloyd, the faid Lord Bi/hop's 
< fon.' 

' Refolved, 

* That it appears to this houfe, that the proceedings of Wil- 
c liam, Lord Bifhop of Worcefter, his fon, a*id his agents, in 
c order to the hindering of the election of a Member for the 

* county of Worcefter, has been malicious, unchriftian, and 

* arbitrary, in high violation of the liberties and privileges of 
c the Commons of England.' 

* Refolved, 

c That an humble addrefs be prefented to her Majefty, that 
4 fhe will Jje gracioufly pleafed to remove William, Lord 

* Bifhop of Worcefter, from being Lord-Almoner to her 
Majefty.' 

6 Ordered, 

c That Mr. Attorney-General do prafecute Mr. Lloyd, 
' the Lord Bifhop of Worcefter's fon, for his faid offence, 

* after his privilege, as a member of the lower houfe of convo- 
c cation, is out.' 

* Veneris, 20 dieNovembris, 1702. 

* Mr. Comptroller reported to the houfe, That their Refolu- 
tion and Addrefs to her Majefty, for the removing William, 
Lord Bifhop of Worcefter, from being Lord-Almoner to her 
Majefty, had been prefented to her Majefty, and that her Ma- 
jefty was pleafed to give this moft gracious anfwer : 

* I am 



i 9 o P A K I N G T O N, of Ailfbury. 

4 lam very forry that there is occafion for this addrefs, 

* againft the Bifhop of Woreefter; I (hall order and direct, 
4 that he (hall no longer continue to fupply the place of Almo- 

* ner, but I will put another in his room, to perform that 
office/ 

Sir John, was conftantly elected one of the Knights for 
Worcefterfhire, in every Parliament, from his firft being chofen, 
at nineteen years of age, (except one, when he voluntarily de- 
clined it) to his death, notwithstanding the powerful opposi- 
tion which was generally made againft him ; and was fworn 
Recorder for the city of Woreefter, in the room of the Earl 
of Plymouth, who deceafed, Feb. 21, 1725-6. 

His firft Lady was Frances, eldeft daughter of Sir Henry 
Parker, of Hunnington, in Warwickfhire, Bart, by whom he 
had two fons, John who died at Oxford, in the nineteenth 
year of his age, 17 12, and Thomas, who died on his travels, 
at Rome, 1724, unmarried; alfo three daughters, Margaret, 
Frances, married to Thomas-Charles, Lord Vifcount Tracy, 
of the kingdom of Ireland, and Dorothy, which laft, died in 
her infancy. 

Sir John had, for his fecond Lady, Hefter, daughter and 
fole heir of Sir Herbert Perrot, of Haroldftone, in the county 
of Pembroke, Knt. (who died, 1715;) by whom he had one 
Ion, Sir Herbert-Perrot, his fucceUor, and dying, Auguft 13, 
1727, was interred at Hampton Lovet, with his anceftors. 

Sir Herbert-Perrot Pakington fucceeded his father, not only 
in the title and eftate, but his feat in Parliament, and was 
elected one of the Knights of the Shire for the county of 
Woreefter. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Conyers, 
of Walthamftow, in EfTex, Efq; by whom he had two fons, John, 
and Perrot, and two daughters, Hefter and Cecilia. Sir Her- 
bert Perrot dying the 24th of Sept. 1748, at Leyden, in Hol- 
land, was buried in the College-church there, the 30th of the 
fame month, in the forty-feventh year of his age, and was 
fucceeded in title and eftate by his eldeft fon, 

Sir John Pakington, Bart, who in 1761, married Mifs Mary, 
daughter of Mr. Henry Bray, of Bromyard, in Herefordfhire, 
Gent, and dying without iffue the 30th of Nov. 1762, in the 
fortieth year of his age, was fucceeded in title and eftate by 
his only furviving brother, 

Sir Herbert-Perrot Pakington, the prefent Bart, who, in 
1759, married Mrs. Elizabeth Wylde, widow of Mr. Herbert 
Wylde, of Ludlow, in Shropfhire, Gent, by whom he hath 
ifTue, two fons, and two daughters, viz. John, Elizabeth, 
Dorothy Ann, and Herbert Perrot, all in their minority. 

Arms, 



B I S H O P P, of Parham. 191 

Arms. Party per Chevron, Sable and Argent *, in Chief, 
three Mullets, Or; in Bafe, as many Garbs, Gules. 

Crest. On a Wreath, an Elephant paiTant, Or, armed 
Gules. 

Seat. At Weftwood, in Worcefterfhire. 



39. Bishopp, of Parham, Suflex. 

Created Baronet, July 24, 1620. 

f*\ F this family, anciently feated in Yorkfhire, was 

^^ Bifhopp, who left two fons, John, and Thomas ; the 
former whereof dying without ifiue male, his two daughters 

were his coheirs ; Anne, the wife of Benyon; and 

Elizabeth, of Hugh Towers, of the county palatine of Lan- 
cafter, Efqrs, 

The faid Thomas Bifhopp taking to wife Elizabeth, re- 
lict of William Scot, of the county of EfTex, Efq; and only 
daughter of Sir Edward Belknap, Knt. Privy Counfellor to 

Henry VII. and VIII. by Alice, daughter of Barton, 

Efq; became thereby poflefTed cf a good eftate in the county of 
Suffex, and refiding at Hendneld, left ifiue by the faid Eliza- 
beth, (who died in the year 1569,) Thomas, his fon and heir. 

Which Thomas Bifhopp, Efq; born in the year 1549, 
(4 Edw. VI.) ferved in Parliament for Gatton, in Surrey, in 
the 27th of Queen Elizabeth ; and the year following was 
elected for Steyning, in SufTex; and had afterwards the honour 
of knighthood conferred on him by that Queen ; he was again 
returned for Steyning, in the firft parliament called by King 
James I. and by that Prince was created' to the dignity of a 
Baronet, 19 Jac. I. He married two wives, and lived to a 
great age. By Anne, his firft wife, who was daughter of 
William Cromer, of Tunftall, in Kent, Efq; he had no iiftie ; 
but by his fecond wife, Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Wcfton, 
of Sutton, in Surrey, Knt. he had three fons ; Thomas, who 
died abatchelor; Sir Edward, his fucceilor in title and eftate; 
and Henry, who died unmarried ; as alfo two daughters, Eliza- 
beth, who efpoufed Sir John Greiham, of Titfey, in Surry, 
Knt. and Frances, wedded to John Aldford, of Omngton, in 
SufTex, Efq; 

Sir Edward Bifhopp, Bart, ((on and heir of Sir Thomas,) 
was knighted by King Charles I. at Hampton-Court, on the 
1 8th of December 1625, and was returned for Steyning, to 
the firft Parliament called by that Prince. He married, Mary, 

fourth 



1 92 B I S H O P P, of Parham. 

fourth daughter of Nicholas Tufton, Earl of Thanet, by whom 
he had iflue four daughters; F ranees, (aged eight years, 1634,) 
who married Sir George Warburton, of Arley, in Chefhire, 
Bart. Diana, (born in the year 1628,) efpoufed to Sir Henry 
Goring, of Highden, in SufTex* Bart. Mary, (born 1633,) 
who died an infant; and Chriftian, who wedded Sir Thomas 
Cobb, of Adderbury, in Oxfordfhire, Bart, alfo three fons, 
Thomas, (aged feven years, 1634,) who died unmarried ; Ed- 
ward, who died an infant \ and Sir Cecil, who fucceeded to 
the eftate and title. 

Which Sir Cecil Bifnopp, Bart, married Anne, daughter 
and heir of George Berry, of Cullum, in Oxfordfhire, Efq* 
and died the third of June, 1705. He had by his Lady two 
fons, and three daughters; Edward, who died in the life-time 
of his father, in the twenty-firir. year of his age; and Sir 
Cecil, his fuccefibr : Sarah, married to Sir Richard Newdi- 
gate, of HarfielcMn Middlefex, Bart. Chriftian, the wife of 
Sir Robert Fa^g, of Wifton, in Suflex, Bart, and Mary, 
married to Thomas Man nock, of Great Bromley-Hall, in 
EfTex, Efq; younger fon of Sir Francis Mannock, of Gifford's 
Hall, in Suffolk, Bart. 

Sir Cecil Bifhopp, Bart, the only furviving fori, and fuccefibr 
to his father, married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Henry 
Dunch, of Newington, in Oxfordfhire, Efq; and had rfTue, Sir 
Cecil, his fucceiTor, Henry, Charles, who died at Prague of a 
fever, March 29, 1739, unmarried; James, dead; and John; 
alio Mary, married to the Honourable Mr. Dormer, fon to the 
Lord Dormer ; (fhe died November 2, 1739.) Sir Cecil, dying 
October^ 1725, was fucceeded* in dignity and eftate, by his 
eldeft fon, 

Sir Cecil Bimopp, the prefent Baronet, who was reprefenta- 
t*ve for Penryn in Cornwall, in the firft as he was for Borough- 
bridge in the laft Parliament of his late Majefty, and was re- 
elected for the laft mentioned place in the late and prefent Par^ 
liaments, called by his prefent Majefty. In Auguft, 1755, he 
was appointed Superintendant of his Majefty's Founderies. He 
married, in 1726, Lady Anne, fecond daughter of the Right 
Hon. Hugh Bofcavven, Vifcount Falmouth ; by which Lady, 
who died in May, 1 741, he had feveral children; of whom, 
the fecond daughter was married to the prefent Sir William May- 
nard, and died May 16, 1762; another of his daughters mar- 
ried the Hon. Robert Brudenell, brother to his Grace die prefent' 
Duke of Montague; Frances, another of the daughters, was ap- 
pointed one of the Maids' of Honour to her prefent Majefty, in 
Sept. 1761, and married, Feb. 4, 1764, to Sir George Warren* 
Knkht of the Bath; Harriot, married Thomas Dummer, Efq; 

0$ 



VINCENT, of Stoke-D'abernon. 193 

of Cranbu-ry in Hampshire; and another daughter married, 1767, 
Sir Charles Cope, of Brewern, in Oxfordfhire, Bart. The fons 
are, 1. Cecil; 2. Edward, one of the Chief Clerks in the Trea- 
fury; 3. Thomas, a Captain in the Coidftream regiment of 
Foot Guards. 

Arms. Argent, on a Bend cottiz'd, Gules, three Bezants. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Grifnn fejant, refling his dexter 
root on a Shield, or Efcutcheon, Argent. 

Seat. At Farham, in Suflex. 



4c. Vincent, of e-D'aberiion, Surry. 

Created Baronet, fuly 26, 1620. 

'Tp H I S family, on the marriage of Thomas Vincent, Efq; 
(in the beginning of the iei^n of Queen Elizabeth) with 
Jane, only daughter and heir to Thomas Ly field, ot Stoke- D'a- 
bernon, Efq; became pofleiled of that inheritance; which feat, 
of Stokc-D'abernon, has ever iince been their principal residence, 
though they were, for ages before, eminent in the countv of 
Leiccller, and afterwards in the county of Northampton. 

Some of the family were alio at Swinford, in Leieefterfhire, 
For in 10 Edw. IL Miles Vincent was owner of much lands 
there, in the hundred of Guthlackfton, upon the banks of the 
river Avon, which divides that county from Northamptonfhire. 
He had ifiue two fons, John, and Robert Vincent, of Roth well, 
living 49 Edw. III. father to John Vincent, of the fame place. 

John, the eldeft fon, feated alio at Swinford, in 6 Edw. lil. 
was, by the King's letters patent., made receiver of his rents and 
profits in the county of Pontive, in France, October 15, in the 
fourth year of his reign ; about which he fufifered irtiprifonment 
in the Tower of London, 8 Edw. ill. until he had fettled his 
accounts. 

This John had ifiue, Sir .Thomas Vincent, of Swinford, 
Knt. living 10 Henry IV. who added to his eftate the Lordfhip 
of Bernake, by marriage with Joan, daughter and heir to Sir 
John Bernake, of Bernake, in Northamptonfhire, Knt. fon and 
heir ot Geffry Bernake, of the fame place, by Iiblda, his wife, 
daughter and heir to Henry Paas of Bernake. 

Son and heir to Sir Thomas, was John Vincent, of Bernake, 
and Swinford, who, by Margaret, his wife, daughter to Sir Bald- 
win Drayton, of Cranford, had uTue Richard Vincent, Lord of the 
faid manors, who was {lata by Henrv Kiiligrew, 12 Henry V[. 
having had, by Elizabeth, his wife, four fons ; 1. John ; 2. Ro- 
bert, who had the lands in Swinford, from whom the Vincents 

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i 9 4 VINCENT, of Stoke-D'aber non. 

of Thingdon, in Northamptonfhire, defcended ; 3. Richard, 
from whom the family at Sheppey, in Leicederfhire, is derived; 
and 4. William, a Monk, in the Abbey of Crowland, who died 
March, 1437. 

John Vincent, of Bernake, (elded fon and heir of Richard) 
married Margaret, daughter of John Jordain, of the county of 
Stafford, and had two fons, Robert, and Richard;, from which 
Richard, thofe of the name, at Meflingham, in Lincolnshire, 
and of Peckleton, in the faid county, and of Smeeton, in 
Yorkmire, and thofe of Horpole, in Northamptonfhire, are 
derived. 

Robert Vincent, theeldeft fon, took to wife Catharine, daugh- 
ter, and coheir of Thomas Semark, and was father of Thomas 
Vincent, who was feated at Bernake, in 1 Edw. IV. and having 
married twice, had illue only by his laft wife, Cicely, daughter 
of Sir John de Caufton, Knt. viz. John Vincent, of Bernake, 
temp. Hen. VII. who wedded Anne, daughter to Charles Hill, 
and was fucceeded by David, his fon and heir. 

Which David Vincent, Efq; in 22 Hen. VIII. had a grant 
for life, of the Office of Keeper of the King's Wardrobe, with- 
in his manor of Richmond, and the next year, of Keeper of 
the Wardrobe, at Greenwich; alio in 27 Henry VIII. had a 
grant for life of the office of Warden of the Mint, within the 
Tower, after the death or furrender of John Pate. In the reign 
of Kino- Edward VI. he was one of the Gentlemen of the Bed- 
chamber, and died 1565. 

His firfr. wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Spencer, of 

the county of Northampton, Efq; by whom he had, Thomas, 
Henry, and Anne, who married Sir Edward Heron, Knt. one 
of the Barons of the Exchequer. His other wife was Jane, 
daughter to William Rotfey, of Worceilerfhire, Efq; who had 
iiTue by him three daughters, Elizabeth ; Mary, who died un- 
married ; and Jane, married to John Chaworth, of Crophill- 
Butler, in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; and was mother to Sir George 
Chaworth, Knt. Vifcount Chaworth, of the kingdom of Ire- 
land. 

His elded furviving fon, Thomas Vincent, Efq; married Jane, 
daughter and fole heir of Thomas Lyfield, of Stoke-D'abernon, 
Efq; by Frances, his wife, daughter and coheir of Edmund, Lord 
Brav; and in her right, was poiTefTed of that eilate which lies 
upon the river Mole, and for diftinCtion, is called D'abernon, 
from the D'abernons, ancient Lords of that place. 

Which faid Thomas Vincent, Efq; fixing his refidence at 
Stoke, as beforementioned, exchanged his manor of Bernake, 
with Thomas Cecil, Earl of Exeter, for lands in the county of 
Surry, that his eftate might lie more contiguous. He lived in 



great 



V I N C N T, of Stoke-D'aberrion. 195 

great reputation and efteem, and Queen Elizabeth, as a mark of 
her favour, gave him the honour of a vifit, at Stoke, on the 
25th of September 1601, at which time her Majefty conferred 
on him the honour of knighthood. 

They had ifTue two fons, Francis, and Bray, who died un- 
married ; alfo a daughter, married to Sir Matthew Brown, of 
Beech worth- caftle, in Surry, Knt. 

The eldeft fon, Sir Francis, was knighted in his father's life- 
time, with many more, by King James I. at Whitehall, 23 July, 
1603, before his coronation; and was afterwards created a Ba- 
ronet by letters patents, dated the 26th of July, 1620, and in 
the firft: year of the reign of King Charles I. ferved in Parlia- 
ment for the county of Surry. He had three wives, firft-, Sarah, 
daughter of Sir Amias Paulet, Knt. Governor of Guernfey and 
Jerfey, and of the Privy Council to Queen Elizabeth : 2. Marv, 
daughter to Sir Henry Archer, of Efl'ex, Knt. and 3. Eleanor^ 
daughter and fole heir of Robert Mallet, of Welley, Efq; and 
widow to Sir Arthur Ackland, Knt. 

By Sir Francis ih^ had feveral fons, (who died without ifTue,) 
fend two daughters; Eliz-abeth, married to John Ackland of 
Ackland, in Devonshire, Efq; and Margaret, to Sir Francis 
Gabell, ofCobha-m, in Surry, Knt. but of the fons, only An- 
thony, the youngeft, furvived his father. 

Which Sir Amhony Vincent, Bart, born 1594, was Sheriff 
of the county of Surry, in the 1 2th year of the reign of King 
Charles I. which county, before that year, was united with 
Sufiex, and one Sheriff ferved both. He behaved himfelf with 
all dutiful allegiance to his Prince, during the great rebellion in 
1 64 1, and fuflefed with other loyalifts on that account. He 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Arthur Ackland, of Killers- 
ton, in Devonshire, Knt. and was fucceeded in title and eftate* 
by his fon and heir, 

Sir Francis Vincent, Bart, who was a member for the Port 
of Dover, in the long Parliament, in the reign of King Ch. II. 
and taking to wife, 1. Catharine, daughter of George Pitt, of 
Harrow on the Hill, in Middlefex, Efq; Serjeant at Law, had 
by her three fons, Sir Anthony, Sir Francis, and Arthur, who 
died without ifTue ; as alfo two daughters, Catharine, and Eliza- 
beth, who both died unmarried. And by a fecond wife, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Henry Vane, of Hadlow, in Kent, Knt. had 
two fons, 1. Thomas, of Fetcham, in Surry,, who married 
twice; firft, Margaret, daughter and heir of William Bluck, 
of Hadley, in Middlefex, Efq; by whom he had one fon Francis, 
who died unmarried ; fecondiy, Mary, daughter of Sir Arthur 
Onflow, of Weft Clandon, in Surry, Bart, relicl of Sir Robert 
Reeve, of Thwait, in Suffolk, Bart, by whom he had no ifTue; 

O % Henry , 



H)t V I N C E N T, of Stoke-D'abernon. " 

Henry, fecond (on of Sir Francis, died in the late wars in Spain 
without iflue ; S<r Francis, had likewife two daughters, Eliza- 
beth, married to Philip Hildyard, of Eafl Horlley, in Surry, Efq; 
and Frances, who died unmarried. This Sir Francis, was fuc- 
ceeded by his elded Ion, 

Sir Anthony Vincent, Bart, who married Anne, daughter of 
Sir James Auflen, of Southwark, Knt. and left only a daughter, 
Catharine, married to the Rev. Dr. Warren, of Ma-rden, in 
Hertford!}) ire, whereupon the title and cflatc devolved on his 
brother. Sir Francis Vincent, Bart. 

Which Sir Francis, was eie<5ted one of the Knights for the 
county of Surry, in two Parliaments, the one in the fecond year 
of the reign of King William and Queen Mary, and the other 
in the 9th year of Queen Anne-; and having married Rebecca, 
daughter of Mr. Jonathan Afhe, of London* Merchant, had 
iflue bv her fix fons, Anthony, Francis, Thomas, Henry, 
Richard, and William: as alfo four daughters, Catharine, Fran- 
ces, Elizabeth, and Anne. Anthony, the elded fon, died young ; 
Francis, deceafed at the age of twenty-eight years, unmarried ; 
and Thomas, who died in Spain, unmarried. 

Of the reft, Sir Henry, the elded furviving fon, was his fuc- 
ceflbr ; Richard, deceafed ; and William, married the daughter 
of the Rev. Dr. Warren, of Marden, in Hertfordmire, by whom 
he hath two fons, and two daughters, William, Arthur, Diana, 
and Catharine, all unmarried. 

Of the four daughters of Sir Francis, Catharine, the elded, 
married George Phipps, of Oxford, Efq; Frances, the fecond, 
wedded Mr. William Ward, of London, Merchant; Elizabeth, 
third daughter, married the Rev. Mr. John Butterfield, Reclor 
of Stoke D'Abernon ; and Anne, the fourth, died young. Sir 
Francis, died Feb. 10, 1735-6, aged 90, and was fucceeded in 
dignity and edate, by his elded furviying fon, 

Sir Henry Vincent, who in Feb. 1727-8, was elected Mem- 
ber of Parliament for Guilford, in Surry : He married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Bczalcel Sherman, of London, Efq; Turkey-Mer- 
chant, and$;had iilue two fons, Francis, the prefent Baronet ; 
Thomas, who died unmarried ; and five daughters, the tv/o elded, 
named Anne, both died young ; Elizabeth, who died May 25, 
1759, unmarried; Heller, married, July, 1740, the Right Hon. 
the; Earl of Clanrickard, of the kingdom of Ireland ; and Sarah, 
deceafed. Sir Henry, died Jan. 20, 1757, aged 70, and was 
fucceeded in title and edate by 

Sir Francis Vincent, Burt, his only, fon and heir, who has had 
three wives, 1. Elizabeth, daughter arid folc heir of Mr. David 
Kilmaine, of London, Banker. This Lady died Nov. 22, 1744, 
without iflue. 2. Mary, daughter of Lieut. General Thomas 

j * CD 

Howard, 






T I C H B O R N E, of Tichborne. 197 

Howard, by whom he had four Tons and a daughter ; Francis, 
and Henry, both living and unmarried ; George and Thomas, 
who both died young ; and Mary, who is unmarried. This fecond 
Lady died Aug. 16, 1757. 3. Mary, daughter and coheir of 
Sir John Aftley, of Patefhull, Bart. relic~t of Anthony Langley 
Swymmer, Efq; by whom he has no iilue. Sir Francis, in 174O, 
was chofen reprefentative for the town of Guildford, and in the 
laft and prefent Parliaments for the county of Surry. 

Arms. Azure, three quatuor foiles, Argent. 

Crest. Out of a Ducal Crown, proper, a Bear's Head, Ar- 



gent. 



Motto. Vincenti Dabitur. 

Seat. At Stoke-D'abernon, near Cobham, in Surry. 



41. Tichborne, of Tichborne, Hampshire. 

Created Baronet, March 8, 1620. 



np H I S family, varioufly written Titchcbourn, Tichbourne, 
and Tichborne, is prefumed to be of Saxon original; de- 
duced from Ticceburn. But to come to what is certain, it is 
found in ancient deeds, records, &c. that Sir Roger de Tiche- 
burne, a valiant and daring Knight, was pofieiied of the Lord- 
fhip of Tichburne, in the county of Southampton, temp. Hen. II. 
and, by marriage with Mabell, fole heir of the family of Lymer- 
fton, in the Ifle of Wight, had alfo pofleffion of that efrate, 
and left iflue by her two tons and a daughter; Sir Walter de 
Tichbourne, Knt. GefFery, and Phelippe. 

Sir Walter, fucceeded as Lord Tichbourne, and left iflue, 
Sir Roger de Tichborne, Knt. of the fame place, as alfo an- 
other fon, named John. By his wife, Alicia Hake, or Hacket, 
he had no ifiue, fo that John de Tichbourne, his brother, fuc- 
ceeded. 

Which John had to wife, Margaret, daughter and heir of 
R.oger Sipherwafl, the chief of a noted family. He had ifiue 
by her, two daughters, Catharine, and Margaret ; as alfo two 
fons, Sir Roger, and John Tichbourne ; which Margaret, furviw 
ing her hufband, afterwards married Thomas Durant. 

Thefaid Sir John Tichbourne, was a perfon of great eminence : 
ferving in the Parliaments of the ninth and tenth of King Ed- 
ward II. as one of the Knights of the Shire for the county 
of Southampton; he had (as ufual in thofe days) his expenses 
allowed. He was Sheriff of the fame county, in 14 Edw. II. 
and at the fame time (conjunctively with Adam W air and,) w 

O 3 Shear! 



i 9 8 T I C H B O R N E, of Tichborne. 

Sheriff of Wiltfhire, and Dorfetfhire, which office had then 
great power and authority. He continued Sheriff of the two 
3aft counties, the two following years. In i Edw. III. he, and 
John de Warblyngton, having ferved in parliament as Knights 
of the Shire for Southampton, had 21I. 1 8s. for fifty-four days 
expences. In 8 Edw. III. he, and John Mauduit, were Sheriffs 
of Wiltfhire j and, not long after, departed this life, having 

married Amicia , by whom he had a daughter, Catharine, 

a Nun, at Whorwell, as alfo four fons ; 1. Roger; 2. Richard, 
who took to wife, Alice, daughter and coheir of John de la 
Hode, of Tided, and had iffue, Richard, who affumed the name 
of Tifted, from the inheritance that came by his mother, and 
was anceitor to the Tided?, of Tifted, that in the fourth gene- 
ration teiminated in heirs female 3 3. Walter de Tichborne* 
who married Agatha, the other daughter and coheir of John la 
Hcde; 4. Thomas. 

Roger Tichebourne, (eldeft fon and heir of Sir John) married 
Catharine, daughter of Roger Loveday, fifler and heir of Richard 
Loveday. 

This Roger de Tichborne, died before his father ; for, m 
II Edw. III. his fon, Roger Tichebome, was found to be 
twenty-three years of age, and coufin and heir to his grand- 
mother, Margaret, late wife of Thomas Durant. 

This faid Roger, was fucceeded by John, his fon and heir, 
who, was knighted ; and, by his wife, Cicely, daughter and 
heir of Sir Adam de Rake, had iffue a daughter, Olivia, and a 
ion, John. 

Which John was Sheriff of the county of Southampton, in 
6 Hen. IV. and in the tenth year of that King's reign. The 
fame arms, creft, and fupporters, that his defcendants now bear, 
are appendant to a dced^ wherein he is ililed, John Tichebourne, 
fon and heir of John Tichebourne, Knt. 

He married Margaret, daughter to John Moking, of London, 
of a family, furnamed from Moking, their capital refidence, 
fituate in Middlesex j and had iffue by her, John, William, and 
Eleanor; of whom, 

John Tichborne, Efq; the eidefr, took to wife, Joan, daugh- 
ter to Thomas Wandesford, Alderman of London, lifter and co- 
heir to William Wandesford, Efq; and had iffue another John 
Tichborne, Efq; who was Sheriff of Hantfhire, in 3 Hen. VII. 

He had to wire Margaret, daughter and heir to Richard Mar- 
tin, of Eden -bridge, in Kent, by Margaret, his wife, daughter 
and heir of Walter Wallis, of Cowden, in SufTex ; and had 
iffue by her, four fons; j. William, that died without iffue; 
2. Nicholas; 3. Thomas ; the fourth fon was, Henry Tichborne 3 
who married Anne a daughter of *- ' Marvin, and had a nu- 
merous iffue, Nicholas, 



TICHBORNE, of Tichborne. 199 

Nicholas, the ckleft Ton and heir, was Sheriff of the county o 
Southampton, in i Edw. VI. but dying foon after, left iflue by 
his wife, Anne, daughter of Robert White, of Southwarn- 
borough, in Southampton, Dorothy, married to John Sam- 
bourne, of Berkfhire; Margaret, efpoufed to John Bruin, from 
whom the Bruins, of Farnham, oefcended; and Dorothy, who 
was the wife of Thomas Leigh, of Chemire. He had alfo four 
ions, Nicholas, Bartholomew, Roger, and William. 

Of which, Nicholas, the elueft, in i Queen Mary, was Sheriff 
of the county of Southampton ; as alio elecled for the fame 
county, one of the Knights of the Shire in the Parliament that 
Queen called to meet at Oxford. 

By his firft wife, Juliana, daughter and heir of Robert Fen- 
rother, Alderman of London, he had only a daughter, Juliana, 
who married Thomas CrciTwell, of Odiam, in Southampton, 
Efq; but by his fecond wife, Elizabeth Rythe, of Rythe, (fo!e 
heir of her brothers, Thomas, William, and James,) proceeded 
five fons, and three daughter, viz. Conftance, the wife of Ro- 
bert Knight, of Lyford, in Berks; Anne, of John Beronfam ; 

and another, who married Bend, of Sufiex. The five 

ions were, Benjamin, Gilbert, Ambrofe, Martin, and Jeremy, 
whereof the eldeft fucceeded to the eftate. 

Which Benjamin Tichborne, of Tichborne, Efq; was Sheriff 
of the county of Southampton, in 21 Eliz. as alfo in the laff 
year of the reign of that Queen, whereby he diftinguifhed him- 
felf in a very particular manner; for, as foon as he had notice 
of the death of his Sovereign, he (without any order from the ad- 
miniftration,) immediately proclaimed at Winchefter, and through 
the whole county of Southampton, the happy acceflion of King 
James I. to the crown of England : which zeal was fo acceptable 
to his Majefty, who was informed of the o;reat intereit he had 
in his country, that he conferred the honour of knighthood on 
him, and his four fons ; and for other his faithful fervices, 
granted the Caftle of Winchefter, in fee farm, to him and his 
heirs for ever; as alfo a penfion of iool. per ann. during his 
own life, and the life of his fon, Sir Richard. His faid Ma- 
jefty likewife honoured him with feveral vifits, at his feat, at 
Tichborne. Atone, in the year 1618, he knighted his third 
fon, Benjamin ; and, that an hereditary dignity might be iri his 
family, Sir Benjamin was advanced to the title of Baronet, 
two years after. He married Arriphilfs, daughcer of Richard 
Wefcon, Efq; one of the Juftices of the Common-Pleas, and 
had four fons, Sir Richard, his fucceflbf in thie and eftate, here- 
after mentioned; Sir Walter, Sir Benjamin, and Sir Henry, all 
three Knights; and three daughters; and departed this lite, 
1621. 

O4 H 



200 TICHBORNE, of Tichborne. 

He was a Gentleman of great honour, and of an excellent re- 
pute in his country ; who, on all occafions, {hewed himfelf a 
true patriot thereof, both as a Magi (irate, and in the Parlia- 
ment, being elected thereto in 35 Eliz. as one of the Knights 
of the Shire for the county of Southampton. In his private 
capacity he was a moff. tender hufband, indulgent father, and 
a kind mafler, and of fuch an admirable frame of temper, that 
made all eafy about him. 

Of his daughters, Elizabeth, married Robert Garth, and after 
his deceafe, William Owen, Efqrs; Anne, wedded, firft, William 
Brock, Efq; and fecondly, Sir William Timperly, Knt. and 
Amphilis, his youngeft daughter, efpoufed William Gratwick, 
Efq; 

Sir Walter, his fecond fon, knighted at Whitehall, the 16th 
of Nov. 1604, married Mary, daughter and coheir to Robert 

White, of Alderfhot, in Hants, Efq; (bv the daughter of 

Fofter, the heir of Bradley, of the county of Derby) fon of Sir 
John Whit?, lord-Mayor of London. And from this Sir 
Walter, defc ended James. Tichborne, ofFrimley, in Surry, and 
of Alderfhot, aforelaid, Efq; likewi'fe, by a fecond fon of the 
iaid Sir Walter, defcended Sir Benjamin Tichborne, of Rick- 
manfworth, in Hertfordfhire, Knt. 

Sir Benjamin, his third fon, knighted at Tichborne, 29 Aug. 
1618, and elecled for Petersfteld, in two Parliaments, in the 
reign of King Charles I. died without iflue. 

Sir Henry Tichborne, his fourth fon, diftinguiflicd himfelf by 
many brave actions, and an unfhaken love to his country, in 
which refpecc, I fhall diftinclly treat of him and his defcendants, 
before we proceed to the eider branch. This Sir Henry, born \n 
the year 1581, (24 Eliz.) having a martial fpirit, was, from his 
youth, trained up in military difcipline in Ireland, and the Low- 
country wars, and was by King James I. preferred to the com- 
mand of an independent company of foot, in Ireland, and con- 
stituted Captain and Governor of the Cattle of Liffgrd. After 
which, his Majefty conferred on him the honour of knighthood, 
at his (late) father's feat, at Tichborne, the 29th of Aug. 1623. 
He was Colonel of a regiment of foot, at the breaking out [the 
3d of Oct. 1641] of the horrid rebellion and cruel mailacre of 
the Protectants in Ireland ; and being then eftcemed the bell 
officer in that kingdom, was appointed, with his own regiment 
of 1000 men, S;r Thomas Lucas's, and Sir Adam Lo(tus's 
troops of horfe, to fecure the town of Drogheda, and to 
be Governor thereof; which town, fituate on both fides the 
river Boyn, about three miles diftant from the {en, was become 
the rebels chief aim ; and of fuch importance, that, next to 
Dublin, i: was the chief care of the ftateto preferve 3 and* with 

Lcik: 



TICHBORNE, of Tichborne. 201 

Cork and Carrickfergus, were the only places the Proteftants 
could then keep in that kingdom. 

Sir Henry Tichborne arrived at Drogheda with his forces, 
the 4th of November, 1641 ; but was i'o coldly received by the 
Popifh inhabitants, that he waited in the ftreets from two o'clock 
till nine, before he could get a lodging, and then was forced to 
take one by his own authority. He found the town without bul- 
wark, rampire, or any other fortification, than an ordinary ditch, 
and an old wall; yet, by a diligent application in repairing thofe 
defects, he fuflained a fiege of three months, againir. the whole , 
power of the rebels, (who, with 14,000 men, fat down be- 
fore the place in three weeks after he came) notwiihftanding he 
had many traitors within the town, who plotted to deliver it up; 
as alio, his garrifon pinched with the hardfhips of famine, to the 
degree of eating horfes, dogs, and cat:. He mewed in thefe ex- 
tremities, a peculiar conftancy of mind, an uncommon intrepi- 
dity, and excellent conduct. In one (kirmiih, wherein 2000 
Iriili (having notice from fome of the townlmen) had furprifed 
juft without the gates, 350 foot, and two troops of horfe, and 
pat them in great confuiion (by means of a tog, and fo loud a 
fnout, as proclaimed their number to be very great) were yet, by 
the valiant deportment of the Governor, who presently came to 
their afftftance, put into fuch order, that charging the rebels 
briikly, they retreated, with the lofs of two hundred men, and 
were purfued for a mile. And, at another time, when, with the 
aiTiftance of their Popifh friends, the rebels had made a breach in 
the wall, in an obfeure place, whereby, at four o'clock in the 
morning, 500 of them had marched fo far into the town, that, 
thinking it their own, they made a great (bout ; Sir Henry Tich- 
borne, with only his piftols in his hands, ran down ftairs, was 
the fir ft that caufed a drum to beat, and having got fome foldiers 
about him, and the Lord Moor coming in feafonably with fome 
horfe, thole rebels were put to flight, with the (laughter of 
above two hundred of them, and fome of their heft officers. 
Thefe advantages, and other fuccefsful fallies, fo difpirited the 
enemy, that at length they drew off with great lofs, before the 
Earl of Ormond (who intended the railing the liege) marched 
out of Dublin. 

Sir Henry, being afterwards reinforced, defeated the rebels 
in feveral encounters, and forced thofe of the pale into Ulfter; 
in confederation of which fervices, he was fworn of the Privy 
Council; and on the 12th of May, 1642, one of the Lords 
Juftices of Ireland, in the room of Sir William Parlbns; for 
which alteration, no reproach could be feftened on the King, 
as*imy Lord Clarendon afTerts, c Sir Harry Tichborne^ being a 
I man of fo excellent afame y thai) though the Parliament was heartily 

4 angry 



3 



202 T I C H B O R N E, of Tichborne. 

* angry at the removal of the other ^ and knew this would never he 

* brought to ferve their tum 7 yet they had nothing to objeft againji 

* biniS 

He continued one of the two Lords Juftices, till the Marquis 
of Ormond was fworn Lord Lieutenant ; and during his admi- 
niftration, (which was two years) endeavoured, by all ways, to 
fupport and relieve the diftrefied proteftants, with fuch zeal and 
difmtereftednefs, that he preferved the good opinions both of the 
King and Parliament; for when the royal caufe was quite ruined, 
and the Marquis of Ormond had furrendered Dublin to the Par- 
liament forces, and their Commimoners had reduced fome regi- 
ments, they yet kept Sir Henry Tichborne in pay, as alfo con- 
tinued him in his government of Drogheda ; and he, joining their 
General Jones, was a means of gaining the great viclory at Dun- 
gan-hill, (that happened on the 18th of Auguft, 1647) 6000 of 
the rebels being killed on the fpot : but after the murder of King 
Charles I. he forfook the fervice, and contented himfelf with 
jiving retired, till fuch time as the confufions among thofe who 
had ufurped the Government of thefe nations, had given oppor- 
tunity to the well-wiihers of the Royal Family to fhew them- 
felves ; and then he was with the moll forward in that work 
and had a chief hand in difpofing the kingdom of Ireland, to 
their early appearance for a reftoration of the old conftitution. 

Which fervices, his Majefty King Charles II. had fo juft a 
fenie of, that, on the enjoyment of his crowns, he conftituted 
him Field Marfhal of his forces, in the kingdom of Ireland, which 
honourable poit, Sir Henry held till his death, 1667, when he 
was in the eighty-fixth year of his age. He lies buried at 
Drogheda, with Jane, his wife, daughter of Sir Robert New- 
comen, of Ireland, Bart, who lived with him many years, and 
died about the year 1664. They had five fons, and three 
daughters* 

Benjamin, their eldeft fon, a Captain of horfe in the fervice 
of King Charles I. was killed by the rebels, at Belruddery, in 
Dublin, in the twenty-firft year of his age, unmarried ; William, 
fecond fon, fucceeded to the eftate of his father ; Richard, third 
fon, was Major of the Horfe-guards, in Ireland, both to King 
Charles II. and King James II. and died unmarried ; as did 
jikewife Henry, fourth fon; and Samuel, fifth fon, died young. 
Of the daughters, Dorcas, married William Toxteth, of Drog- 
heda, Efq; a native of Lancafhire ; Amphilis, married Richard 
Broughton, Efq; Major of the Foot-guards in Ireland, in the 
reign of King Charles II. younger brother of Sir Edward Brough- 
ton; and Elizabeth., efpoufed ^"Jloger Weft, of the Rock, in 

Wicklow, Efq; 

Williajn 



TICHBORNE, of Tichborne. 203 

William Tichborne, eldeft furviving fon and heir, beforemen- 
tioned, refided at Beaulieu, in Louth, was knighted by his Ma- 
iefty King Charles If. and, by Judith, his wife, daughter and 
one of the coheirs of John Byfte, Efq; Lord Chief Baron of the 
Exchequer, in Ireland, (a branch of the family of Byfle, of Somer- 
fetfhire,) had fix fons, and one daughter; Margaret, who mar- 
ried Stephen Stanley, of Grange-Gorman, in Dublin, Efq; fa- 
ther of Sir John Stanley, Bart. The faid Sir William Tich- 
borne, died in the fifty-eighth year of his age ? on the 12th of 
March, 1693. 

His fix fons were, 1. Henry, Lord Tichborne, of Ireland ; 
2. Benjamin, who was killed in the thirty-ninth year of his age, 
at the battle of Hocftet, in Germany, 1704, and, by Elizabeth, 
his wife, daughter of Major Edward Gibbs, of the city of Glou- 
cefter, left only three daughters, whereof, Judith, married, firft, 
Charles, Earl of Sunderland; fecondly, Sir Robert Sutton, Knt* 
of the Bath ; William, third fon, a Captain in the fea fervice, 
in the reign of King William II F. was caft away off Ply- 
mouth, 1692, in the twenty-third year of his age, unmarried; 
John Tichborne, fourth fon, was a Colonel, and alfo Govern 
nor of Athlone, in Ireland ; Richard, fifth fon, was mafter of 
arts of Trinity-college, Dublin, and fometime of Magdalen- 

J ' O. ' * o 

College, Oxford, and died unmarried, in 1692, in the twenty-* 
firft year of his age; BylTe, youngeft fon, was a Captain of foot, 
and loft his life in the defence of Gibraltar, 1704. 

Henry Tichborne, Efq; eldeft fon and heir, born in the year 
1663, fuceeded his father, at Beaulieu, in Louth, Ireland, and, 
in confideration of his fervices on the Revolution, was knighted 
by his Majefty King William, in 1694, and created a Baronet 
of England, in the ninth year of his reign, by letters patents, 
bearing date the 29th of July, 1697; alfo on the acceflion of 
his late Majefty King George, was advanced to the dignity of 
a Peer of the kingdom of Ireland, by the title of Baron Far- 
rard. He was married at Cumbeimere, in Chefhire, 1683, to 
Arabella, fixth daughter of Sir Robert Cotton, of Cumbermere, 
Knt. and Bart, by whom he had three fons, Henry, William, 
and Cotton, which laft died young; alfo three daughters, where- 
of only Salifbury lived to maturity, and married William Afton, 
of the county of Louth, Efq; Henry, eldeft fon and heir, born 
the 20th of April, 1684, took to wife, Mary, daughter and fole 
heir of John Fowke, of Atherdee, Efq; and coming to England, 
in the year 1709, was unfortunately caft away in the bay of 
Liverpool; leaving his wife with child, who was after delivered 
of a daughter, named Elizabeth, who died young; Wirliam, 
fecond fon, married Charlotta-Amelia, fecond daughter of Ro- 
bert, late Lord Vifcount Molefworth a of the kingdom of Ire- 
land j 



204 T I C H B R N E, of Tichborne. 

land ; by whom he left no iffue ; fo that, upon Lord Farrard's 
death, the Peerage in this familv became extincL 

I now return to Sir Richard Tichborne, Bart, cldcft Ton and 
heir of Sir Benjamin Tichborne, Knt. and Bart, which Sir 
Richard, had the honour of knighthood conferred on him at 
the Charter- Houfe, the nth of May, 1603; and on his fa- 
ther's deceafe, fucceeded to the title of Baronet. He was lent 
by King Charles I. Ambaffador to the Queen of Bohemia ; 
and when that Prince was opprefTed by his rebellious fubjeb, 
he afTifled him to the utmoft of his power ; fee u ring for him 
Winchcfter-Caftle, of which he was owner ; and by his in- 
tereft, a garrifon v/as brought into it, under the command of 
Lord Ogle, that made a brave defence, and did not iarrender, 
till the King's affairs were quite ruined. He had two wives ; 
his fir it Lady was Ellen, another daughter and coheir of the 
beforementioned Robert White, of Alderfhot, Efq; by whom 
he had only a daughter, Amphilis, efpoufed to Sir Laurence 
Hyde, Knt. Serjeant at Law. By Sulan, his fecor.d Lady, 
daughter and coheir to William Waller, of Olditoke, Efq; (of 
which family was Richard Waller, of Groombridge in Kent, 
Efq j who, ferving in the wars of Fiance, temp. Hen. V. took 
prifoner, Charles, Duke of Orleans, father to King Lewis XII. 
and kept him in England twenty-five years.) He had three funs, 
^nd as many daughters, viz. Anne, married to Charles, fon 
and heir of Sir John Tafborough, of Flixton-hall, in Suffolk, 
Knt. Su fan, who died unmarried ; and Elizabeth, the wife of 
Sir James Philips, of Stoke-Charity, in Southampton, E>art. 
Of the fons, Richard, and John, died infants; and Sir Henry, 
fucceeded to the title and eifate. 

Which Sir Henry Tichborne, Bart, took early to arms, in 
defence of Kins; Charles I. and hazarded his life in feveral en- 
terprizes; He was in the battle of CherLdown, in Hamp- 
shire, and with the Lord Ogle, in Winchester Cattle, where- 
in he behaved with great conduit and bravery ; which drew on 
him the malignity of the ufurpers, who fequeftcred his eflate, 
and.forced him to live in an obfeure condition, till the reftora- 
tion of the Royal Family. His Majefty King Charles II. made 
him Lieutenant of New-Foreft, in Hampshire, and King 
James II. conilituted him Lieutenant of the Ordnance. He 
departed this life, in the year 1689 ; and, by Mary, his wife, 
daughter of William Arundel, Efq; brother to Thomas, Lord 
Arundel, of Wardour, had iffue three fons, Sir Henry-Jofeph, 
his fucceilbr in title and eftate ; John, and Charles, who died 
young; and three daughters ; Winifred, who died an infant; 
I.ettice, who married Henry Whettenhall, of Pcckham, in 
Kent, Efqj and Mary, who veiled heifeif a Nun. 

Sir 



PALMER, of Wingham. 205 

Sif Henry-Jofeph Tichborne, who fucceeded his father in 
title and eftate, married, in 1689, Marv, daughter of Anthony- 
Kemp, of Slyndon, in the county of Suifex, Efq; and by her 
was the father of three tons, Henry, Henry- John, and John, 
who are all deceafed ; and three daughters, Mary-Agnes, mar- 
ried to Michael Blount, of Maple-Durham, in Oxfordihire, 

Efq; Frances-Cicely, to Doughty, of Henley, upon 

Thames, in the fame county, Efq; and Mabel la, who mar- 
ried John Webb, Efq; eldeit Ion of Sir John Webb, of Ra- 
throp, in Glouceftcrihire, Bart, and died, Sept. 1727. Sir 
Henry-Jofeph, died in July, 1 74.^-> and was fucceeded by 

Sir J mes Tichborne, Bart, who defeended from Sir Waiter, 
fecond foil of Sir Benjamin, the firft Baronet, but dying, with- 
out iflue male, the title and cftate defeended to 

Sir Henry Tichborne, the pre fent Baronet, who is married 
to Mary, the daughter of Michael Blount, of Mapledurham, 
in Oxfordfhire, Efq; by Mary, the daughter cf the late Sir 
Henry-Jofeph Tichborne, and by her has one Son, Henry, 
born in ihe year, 1757. 

Arms. V aire, a Chief, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, aHind's Plead, couped, proper, be- 
tween a Pair of Wines, Gules. 

Supporters. Two Lions guardant, Gules. 

Motto. Pugna pro patria. 

Seat. At Tichborne, in Hampfhire. 



4-2. Palmer, cf Wingham, Kent. 

Created Baroket, June 29, 1621. 

*"p HIS is a family of great antiquity ; the furname of Pal- 
A mer, owes ics rife to that zeal for the Holy Land, which, 
for fome ages, was very warm in Chriftendom ; and drew 
many perfons of <liiltnci:ion, from divers countries, to embark 
in the cruia ics, for carrying on the holy war. The foldiers, 
who returned home, frequently brought a branch of Palm, of 
the growth of Paltitine, and wore it as a facred badge and token, 
that they had performed their vows of fighting againft the in- 
fidels ; and from this, they were called Palmers, as Sir Henry 
Spelraan, tells us. In the number of thefe warriors, were 
fome of the anceftors of this ancient and worthy familv : at 
the head whereof, after the Englifh military expeditions to 
Jerufalem were dropped., on the death oi our King Edw. I. 
we find, 

Ralph 



2o6 PALMER, of Wingham. 

Ralph Palmer, poffefTor of a great eftate in the county of Su 
fex, in the reign of Edw. II. 1307, vvhofe fon, 

John Palmer, married a daughter of Sir John Pelham, Knight 
of the Bath, Sheriff of Suffex and Surry, by whom he had, 

Adam Palmer, who matched with one of the coheirs of John 
Sedinghoufe, and by her left a fon, 

Robert Palmer, of Steyning, in Suffex, Efq; He married 
Ifabel, daughter and coheir of William Stopham, of Stophatrij 
Efq; in that county ; and left his fon, 

Robert Palmer, of Angmerin, Efq; and from him defcended 
his fon and heir, 

John Palmer, Efq; who, by Joan, daughter of Julian, 

Efq; was the father of another 

John Palmer, Efq; who married Ifabel, fole heirefs of Edward 
Bilton, Efq; and by her had three fons, Edward, (who was 
knighted) Robert, and Thomas. The youngeft of thefe, came 
to be Sir Thomas Palmer, of Calais, in France, that died with- 
out iffue. Robert, the fecond fon, married Beatrix, fole heirefs 
of John Weffe, and became the head of a younger branch of the 
family, feated at Parham, in Suffex, vvhofe fecond fon, Robert, 
married Mary, daughter of James Audley, Efq; younger brother 
of the Lord Audley ; but his eldcft fon was Sir Thomas Palmer, 
of Parham, Knt. that had two wives ; firft, Bridget, daughter 

of Caryll, Efq; Serjeant at Law, by whom he had only 

three daughters, Elizabeth, married to John Leeds, of Steyningj 
Mary, to Thomas Palmer, of Angmerin ; and Dorothy, to 
Henry Roberts, Efq; and bv his fecond wife, Catharine, daugh- 
tei of Sir Edward Stradling, of St. Donats, in Glamorganfhire, 
Knt. left a fon, John; and he by Elizabeth, daughter of 
Hugh Verney, of Fairfield, in Somerfetfhire, Efq; left another 
Sir Thomas Palmer, Knt. that died in Spain, leaving, by a 
daughter of John Mallet, Efq; a fon, William Palmer, Efq; who 
fettled at Fairfield, in Somerletfhire. 

Sir Edward Palmer, Knt. the elded fon, continued on the 
fuccefiion of the family, atAnpinerin: he married one of the 
fillers and coheirs of Sir Richard Clement, of the Aloat, in 
Ightam, in Kent, Knt. and by her had three fons, born on three 
Sundays fucceiiiveiy, who all lived to be eminent in their gene- 
ration' John, the eldefr, was twice Sheriff of Suffex, and Surry, 
25 and 35 Hen. VIII. and marrying Mary, daughter of William, 
T,o:d Sandys, left Sir Thomas Palmer, Knt. who, marrying 
Maty, daughter of Sir Thomas Palmer, of Parham, Knt, was 
the father of another Sir Thomas Palmer, Knt. that nrfr. mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter of Sir John Parker, Knt, fon of Arch- 
bi(hop Parker, and after her death, with a daughter of Sir Miles 
Sonds, Knt. but left no iiTue. 

Thomas, 



PALMER, of Wingham. 207 

Thomas, the youngeft of the three brothers, made his fortune 
at the court, under Hen, VIII. and Ed. VI. and was knighted ; 
but unfortunately taking part with John Dudley, Duke of Nor- 
thumberland, in favour of the Lady Jane's title to the crown, 
by virtue of King Edward's will; he was, upon Queen Mary's 
acceflion to the throne, beheaded, with the Duke, upon Tower- 
hill, where he had the chriitian courage and conftancy upon the 
fcaffold, to own his religion to be proteftant. 

The fecond of the three brothers was advanced, likewife, to 
the honour of knighthood, and came to be, 

Sir Henry Palmer, of Wingham, in Kent, Knt* which eftate 
he became poflefTed of foon after the fuppreffion of themonafteries, 
and where his family continued for many years. This gentle- 
man followed the camp, and made fome addition to his paternal 
fortune by the fvvord. He was Mailer of the Ordnance, at 
Guifnes, in Picardy; and in 30 Hen. VIII. was conftituted 
Supervifor and Warden of the foreft of Guifnes, during life; 
and the year following had a grant of the office of Bailiff, or 
Steward, of the county of Guifnes, during life. In 36 Hen. VIII. 
he was at the taking of Bullogne, had his arm broke when he 
was old, in a rencounter with the French ; and when their forces, 
under the conduct of the Duke of Guife, firft made themfelves 
matters of the important fortrefs of Calais, at the latter end of 
the reign of Philip and Mary, and then, with their victorious 
army, fat down before Guifnes, this brave man, (whofe motto 
was, Vie pur ??wn Prince) in the noble defence thereof loft his 
life, at above feventy years of age ; and that caftle quickly fol- 
lowed the fate of Calais ; both which places had been above two 
hundred years in the pofTeiiion of the Englifh. He married Jane, 
daughter of Sir Richard Windebank, of Guifnes, Knt. and by 
her left three fons, Thomas, Arnold, and Edward. 

Sir Thomas Palmer of Wingham, elded ion and heir, was 
knighted by the Earl of ElTex, for his valour at the taking and 
Yacking of Cadiz, and advanced to the dignity of a Baronet 
19 Jac. I. He married Margaret, daughter of Edmund Poley, 
of Badly, in Suffolk, Efq; and by her he was the father of fix 
fons, (three of which were dignified with knighthood, Sir 
Thomas, Sir Roger, and Sir James,) and five daughters; three 
fons and three daughters died young : Margaret, the youngeft 
of the furviving daughters, became the wife of Richard Amhurft, 
of Bay-hall, in Kent, Efq; Serjeant at law ; and Jane, the elder, 
was firft married to Sir William Meredith, Knt. Treafurer and 
Pay-mailer, in the reigns of Queen Elizabeth, and King James I. 
of their Majefties armies ; and, after his death, fhe married 
John, Lord Vaughan, Earl of Carbury, who had no ifTue by 
her; to her firft hufband, ihe brought Sir William Meredith, 

Bart. 



2o8 PAL M E R, of Wingham. 

Bart, anceftor to the late Sir Roger Meredith, of Leeds-abbey, 
in Kent, Bart, and two daughters ; Anne, married to Francis, 
Lord Cottington, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Mafter of 
the Court of Wards, under King Charles 1. and commiilioned 
by King Charles II. in his exile, to be Lord High Treafurer 
of England ; and Jane, married to Sir Peter Wyche, Am- 
bafiador to the Grand Seignior, to whom fhe brought, Sir Peter, 
and Sir Cycil Wyche, and a daughter, Jane, married to Sir 
John Greenvill, created Earl of Bath : Of the fons, Sir Roger 
Palmer, the fecond, was Knight of the Bath ; and having been 
Cup-bearer to the two Princes of Wales, Henry, and Charles, 
was firft made Mafter of the Houfhold, and Cofferer to King 
Charles I. He married Catharine, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Porter, of Gloucefterfhire, Knt. relidt of Sir Ralph Welfh, 
Knt. but died without iffue, leaving his eftate to the descen- 
dants of his two brothers ; the younger of which was, 

Sir James Palmer, Knt. of the Bed-chamber to King James I. 
and Gentleman of the Privy-chamber to King Charles I. and 
Chancellor of the moft noble Order of the Garter ; who had 
two wives j by his firft wife, Martha, daughter of Sir William 
Garrard, of Dorney, in Bucks, Knt. he left Sir Philip Palmer, 
of Dorney, aforefaid, Knt. Cup-bearer to King Charles II. 
who married Phebe, daughter of Sir Henry Palmer, of How- 
leech, in Kent, Knt. Vice-Admiral of the narrow fcas, under 
King Charles I. and had by her four fons, Roger, Henry, 
Philip, and Charles. Roger Palmer, of Dorney, Efq; the 
eldeft fon, married Anne, daughter and heir of Henry Ferrers, 
Efq; by whom he had two fons, that died infants. Henry, 
the fecond fon, died unmarried. Philip, the third fon, married 
Catharine, daughter of Sir George Southcote, Bart, relicft of 
James Palmer, Efq; brother to Roger, Earl of Caftlemain, and 
died without iiTue. 4. Charles Palmer, of Dorney-court, Efq; 
heir to his brothers, who married Jane, daughter of John 
Jenyngs, of Hayes, in Middlefex, Efq; and died, Auguft 8, 
1714, leaving iflue two fons, 1. Sir Charles Palmer, Bart. 
hereafter mentioned ; 2. Philip, who married Jane, daughter 
of Mr. Thompfon, of LudgatMiill, Mercer ; alfo one daugh- 
ter, Phebe, married to Richard Harcourt, of Wigfell, in SufFex, 
Efq; Sir James Palmer, Knt. aforementioned, married to his 
fecond Lady, Catharine, relict of Sir Robert Vaugh.an, of 
Lloydwrd, in Montgomeryshire, Knt. and daughter of Sir 
William Herbert, Knight of the Bath, created Earl of Powis, 
(and Lady Eleanor Peircy, his wife, daughter of Henry Earl 
of Northumberland,) and v/as father of Roger Palmer, Earl 
of Caltlemain, in Ireland, who was lent by King James IE 
Ambaflkdor extraordinary to Rome, who married Barbara 

Villiers, 



PALMER, of Wingham. 209 

Villiers, fole daughter and heir of the Lord Vifcount Grandi- 
fon ; fhe was created by King Chailes II. Baronefs of Nonfuch, 
Counted of Southampton, and Dutchefs of Cleveland ; {he 
died at Chelfea, in Middlesex, Oct. 9, 1709, and he, in Norm 
Wales, 1705, without iflue. 

The eideir. fon of Sir Thomas Palmer, of Wingham, Knt. 
and Bart, aforefaid, was, 

Sir Thomas Palmer, Knt. who married Margaret, daughter 
of Herbert Pelham, of SuiTex, Efq; and died in the life-time 
cf his father, leaving two fons : Herbert, the younger, was 
bred a fcholar, but died unmarried. - 

Sir Thomas Palmer, of Wingham, Bart, the eldeft fon, 
fucceded his grandfather in dignity and efrate ; he fuffered, 
much for his loyalty to King Charles, and zeal to the church, 
by feveral fequeftrations of his eftate, and imprifonmenrs of 
his perfon; and died at laft, under confinement. He married 
Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Sir John Shirley, of Isfield, 
in Suffex, Knt. by -whom he had fix fons, Sir Henry, Roger, 
Herbert, James, Thomas, and John : and fix daughters; Mar- 
garet, the fecond wife of Sir Arnold Bream, of Bredg, in 
Kent, Knt. Sibylla, married to John Everard, of Seabrights^ 
in Efiex, Efq; and after his death, to William Mildrnay, Efq; 
(who bore arms in defence of King Charles I.) Elizabeth, to 
Samuel Argol, Doctor of Phyfick; Mary, wedded, firft, to 

Francis Scmmers, Efq; and fecondly, to Sainthill, Efq; 

Anne, died young ; and Efther, married George Clayton, of 
London, Efq; 

Of the fons, Roger, and James, fellow of Trinity-college, 
in Cambridge, with John, who travelled into France, with the 
Lord Hollis, when he went Ambaflador from Kino; Charles II 
to the French King, died batchelors. Herbert, the third 
fon, married Dorothy, one of the daughters and coheirs of 
John Pincheon, of Writtel, in EfTex, Efq; and dying in 
1700, left by her two fons, Sir Thomas, hereafter mention- 
ed, and Henry, who died a batchelor, 1710, in the twenty- 
fixth year of his age ; and two daughters, Anne, the wife of 
Robert Whitfield, of Chartham, in Kent, Gent, and Eliza- 
beth, who died a maid. The fifth fon was, Thomas Palmer, 
of London, Efq; who fined for Sheriff of the city. He mar- 
ried Lucy, daughter of James Young, of London, Merchant, 
defcended from an ancient family of the Youngs, of Axrtdnftef, 
in Devonfhire, and died without iffue. 

The eldeft fon and heir, who fucceeded his father, 1606, 
was, 

Sir Henry Palmer, of Wingham, Bart, always loyal to the 
crown, faithful to the church, refpected by the county, cf 

Vol. I, P * which 



2io PALMER, of Wingham. 

which he was Sheriff in the year 169 1. He married Anne, 
daughter of Sir William Luckin, of Waltham, in Effex, Bart* 
but died without ifTue in 1706, in a good old age, leaving his 
eftate and dignity to his nephew, Sir Thomas, fon of his 
brother Herbert. 

Which Sir Thomas Palmer, of Wingham, Bart, was Knight 
of the Shire for Kent, in the Parliament fummoned 8 Queen 
Anne, and in the firft Parliament called by King George I. 
was chofen for Rochefter. He married, firft, Elizabeth, one 
of the daughters of Sir Robert Marfham, of the Moat, near 
Maidfrone, in Kent, Knt. and Bart, and lifter to the firft Lord 
Romney, by whom he had three fons, Henry, Thomas, and 
Robert, who all died young ; and four daughters ; 1. Marga- 
ret, who died unmarried; 2. Anne, married, firft to the late 
Sir Brooke Bridges., of Godneftone, in Kent, Bart, (by whom, 
fhe was mother of Sir Brooke Bridges, Bart.) ftcondly, to the 
Honourable Charles Fielding Efq; brother to the Earl of Den- 
bigh ; 3. Elizabeth ; and 4. Mary, married to the Earl of 
Winchelfea. Sir Thomas, married to his fecond Lady, Mrs. 
Cox; and to his third, Mrs. Markham, but dying, 1725, 
without ifTue male, the title defcended to 

Sir Charles Palmer, of Dorney-court, in Bucks, Bart, eldeft 
fon of Charles Palmer, Efq; grandfon of Sir Jair.es Palmer, 
Knt. Chancellor of the Garter, who was the youngeft fon of 
Sir Thomas Palmer, of Wingham, in Kent, the firft Baronet 
of the family. 

Which Sir Charles Palmer, of Dorney-court, the prefent 
Baronet, married, June, 1729, Anne, daughter of Richard 
Harcourt, of the Inner-Temple, Efq; (by Elizabeth, his wife, 
daughter of Sir Philip Harcourt, Knt. half fifter to the Right 
Hon. Simon, the firft Lord Vifcount Harcourt,) by whom he 
hath had feven children, three fons, and four daughters ; 
Charles, Harriot, and Dorothy, living, Thomas, and Har- 
court, twins, and two Anna's, dead. Charles was an Enfign 
in the fecond regiment of foot guards, and afterwards a Capt. 
in the Eaft India fervice under Lord Clive, and died, in 1764, 
in the ifland of Sumatra, leaving a fon, Charles-Harcourt 
Palmer, by Sarah his wife, daughter of Mr. Clack, and lifter 
to the prefent Vifcountefs Courtenay, and is in his minority. 
Harriot married William Dottin Battyn, Efq; of the ifland of 
Barbadoes, and now a Merchant in London ; Dorothy mar- 
ried GoufTe Bonnirt, Efq; of the ifland of Antigua. Sir. 
Charles's brother, Philip Palmer, who married Jane, the daugh- 
ter of Mr. Thompfon, of Ludgate-hill, Mercer, has had three 
fans and two daughters, viz. Philip, John, Charles, Jane, and 

Anna, 



RIVERS, of Chafrbrd. 211 

Anna, all now living. This is the only remaing branch of 
the male line. 

Arms. Or, two Bars, Gules, each charged with three 
Trefoils of the field ; in Chief, a Greyhound, currant, Sable. 

Crest. A Demi-Panther, rampant, ifruing Flames out of 
his Mouth and Ears, holding in his Paws a Holly Branch, with 
Leaves and Berries, proper. 

Motto. Palma virtuti. 

Seat. At Dorney-Court, near Windfor, in Bucks. 



43. Rivers, of Chafford, Kent. 
Created Baronet, July 19, 1621. 

/~\F this name of Rivers have been many eminent perfons, 
in former ages. Richard de Ripariis, by his wife, Maud, 
daughter of Sir Richard Lucy, had a fon, Richard, a noble 
Baron, in the reign of King John, (and by defcent from his 
q other, was Lord of Angue, in Efiex,) whofe grandfon and 
heir, John de Rivers, was fummoned among the Barons, from 
25 Edw. I. (1298) to 9 Edw. II. Nicholas de la Rivers was 
iummoned, in 22 Edw. I. 1295, to appear with horfe and 
arms. 

The firft we find mentioned in a pedigree of this family, is, 
Richard Rivers, father of Thomas, whofe ion, John, was 
father of Richard Rivers, living temp. Edw. IV. and had a 
fon William, father of Edward, who had two fons ; i. Richard, 
of Penfhurft, in Kent, and 2. Sir John Rivers, of ChafFord, 
in Kent, Knt. Lord -Mayor of London, 15 Eliz. who mar- 
ried EUzabeth, daughter of Sir George Barnes, Knt. Lord- 
Mayor of London, and had feveral fons, and daughters. 

Sir George Rivers, Knt. his eldeft fon, was Member of Par- 
liament for Eaft-Grinfted, in Suflex, 39 Eliz. and married 
Frances, daughter and coheir of William Bbwyer, of Suflex, 
Efq; by whom he had three fons; 1. John; 2. George Rivers, 
of Hadlow, in Kent, Efq; 3. William, Citizen of London, 
who, by Elizabeth, daughter of the Reverend Mr. Thomas 
Cobbet, of London, left ifiue, 

John Rivers, Efq; the eldeft fon, who was advanced to the 
dignity of a Baronet, 19 jac. I. and by Dorothy, his wire, 
daughter and heir of Thomas Potter, of Wefterham-parifh, in 
Kent, Efq; had iiTue four fons ; 1. James ; 2. John, who died 

iiluelefs ; 3. George, who married the daughter of Bar- 

rington 3 but had no iffue \ 4. Nizell, of Oakham, near Lewes 

P2" in 



212 RIVERS, of Chaffoid. 

ifc Suflex, who tnarriccl the widow of Culpepper, Efq; 

and died without ifiuc : Sir John had alio three daughters; 
Elizabeth, married to John Baker of Mayfield, and Dorothy, 
to William Newton, of Southover, both in Suflex, Efqrs. and 
Cicely, to Sir Robert Goodwin, of Fairleigh, near Eail-Grin- 
Ited, in the fame county, Knt. 

James Rivers, Efq; the cldeik fon, married Charity, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Shirley, of Isheld, in Suflex, Knt. by whom 
he had four fons, and eight daughters; i. Sir Thomas, fuc- 
' ceflbr to his grandfather ; 2. Sir John, fuccefTor to his brother ; 
3. James, who died ifTuelefs ; and another fon who died young : 

of his daughters, Elizabeth, married > Bodenham ; Charity, 

to John Eldred, of Saxham, in Suffolk; another, to 

Hambden; another to Bridger, of Well-ftreet, in Welter- 
ham, in Kent, Efqrs. 

Sir Thomas Rivers, Bart, cldeft fon and fuccefTor to Ins 
grandfather, dying unmarried, was fucceeded in title and eitate, 
by his next brother, 

Sir John Rivers, Bart, who married Anne, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Hewet, of Pifhbbury, in Hertfordfhire, Bart, and 
filler to the Lord Vifcount Hewet, by whom he had four fons; 
I. Sir George, his fuccefTor ; 2. John, who died iffuelefs ; 
3. Thomas Rivers, LL.D. Prebendary of Winchefler, and 
Reclor of Eaflon, in Hampfhire, who married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Richard Holbrooke, of the Ifle of Wight, Gent, and 
died Sept. 8, 1731, leaving three fons; Sir John, of whom 
hereafter ; Peter, and James ; and had one daughter, Anne, 
who died young; 4. Colonel James Rivers, who died before 
Barcelona, having rendered himfelf famous at that fiege, as 
well as at the fiege of Gibraltar ; but left no ifiue : Sir John 
had alfo two daughters, Margaret, and Anne. 

Sir George Rivers, Bart, eldeil fon and fuccefTor to his 
father, married Dorothea, daughter of Sir William Bever- 
fham, of Holbrooke-hall, in Suffolk, Knt. one of the Mafters 
of the High Court of Chancery ; by whom he had four fons 
and feven daughters ; of which, Beverfham, died unmarried, 
at the age of twenty-three ; George, married Ifabella, daughter 
of Philip Packer, of Groombridge, in Kent, Efq; by whom 
he had no illue ; Thomas, and William, both died infants; 
of the daughters, Dorothea, married Thomas Good all, of 
Duke- ftr'ect, St. James's, Efq; Anne, died unmarried; Phila- 
delphia, married George Baker, of Mayfield-place, in SuiTex, 
Efq; Henrietta-Maria, married Jof. Webb, Surgeon ; Char- 
lotte, died, aged twelve ; Margaret, married John Groom- 
bridge, of Tunbridge, Gent, and Elizabeth, died young. Sir 
George Rivers, Bart, leaving no ifTue male, was fucceeded by 

his 



H E W E T, of Headley-HalL 213 

his nephew, Sir John, eldeft Ton of his brother, Dr. Rivers* 
Which Sir John Rivers, dying unmarried, was fucceeded by 
his next brother, 

The Rev. Sir Peter Rivers, the prefent Baronet, who has 
lately taken the name of Gay, and married, 1768, the daugh- 
ter of Cox, Efq; 

Arms. Quarterly, ftrft and fourth, Or, a Fefs, Sable, charg- 
ed with five Lozenges, Argent, between three Efcallops, Azure. 
Second and third, Azure, two Bars, dancette, Or ; in Chief, 
three Befants, quartering, as an Augmentation, Azure, on a 
Fefs, engrailed,* between three Swans, Argent, a Bar, Gules, 
charged wilh three Rofes of the fecond. 

Crest. On a Wreath, an Arm, emhov/ed, in Armour, 
proper, holding an Arrow. 



44. He wet, of Headley-Hall, Yorkshire. 

Created Baronet, October 11, 1621. 

HP H E family of Hewet is of ancient extraction, of 
** which was, Robert Hewet, Efq; who pofleffed a confi- 
derable eftate, at Killamarch, in Derbylhire, in the reign of 
Hen. VIII. He left two fons, Robert, who died without iffue, 
and William, who fucceeded his father, and died 1599, aged 
feventy-feven. 

He left four fons; John, Solomon, Thomas, and William 5 
from the three laft are defcended the families of Hewet, of 
Pimiobury, in Hertfordshire, (of which was, Sir Thomas 
Hewet, created a Baronet, 19 July, 1660, and afterwards an 
Irifti Vifcount,) the Hewets, of Shire-Oakes, in Nottingham- 
{hire, both now extinct ; and the Hewets, of Stretton, in 
Leicefteririire. 

John, the eldeft fon, furvived his father but three years* 
dying in 1602. He left iffue by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter 
of Sir Robert Hampfon, Knt. Alderman of London, who wag 
afterwards w T ife to Sir Gilbert Wakering, and Sir Robert 
Bevile, of Chefterton, in Huntingdonshire, Knight of the 
Bath, fuccefiively,) one fon, John, and a daughter, Catharine, 
who, in 1617, married George Byng, of Wrotham, in Kent, 
Efq; great grandfather to Pattee, Lord Vifcount Torrington. 

John, who fucceeded his father, was created a Baronet, 
19 Jac. I. and having married Catharine, daughter of Sir 
Robert Bevile, fen. Knight of the Bath, (who died 1636,} 
and filter and coheir of Sir Robert Beviie, of Chefterton, in 

P 3 Hunting- 



214 H E W E T, of Headley-Hall. 

Huntingdonihire, jun. Knight of the Honourable Order of 
the Bath, in the reign of King James I. who died 1640, by 
her had two fons, Sir John, his fuccefier, and Robert, and 
five daughters, viz. Elizabeth ; Catharine, married to Robert 
Cheek, of Pyrgo, ki Eflex, Efq; .Frances, Anne, and Grace, 
wife of Sir Thomas Brograve, of Hamels, in Hertfordfhire, 
Bart. Sir John, died 1657, after he had feated his family at 
Warefly, in Pluntingdonfhire ; and by his fufferings in the 
troublefome times, rendered himfelf remarkable for his loyalty. 

Sir John, his elder! fori, who fucceeded him, and married 
Frances, daughter of Sir Toby Tyrre', of Thornton, in 
Bucks, Baronet, (furviving him,fhe afterwards married, Philip 
Cotton, of Connington, in Cambridgefliire, Efq; grandfon of 
Sir Robert Cotton, founder of the' library.) by whom he had 
a numerous offspring, viz. eleven fons; 1. Sir John, his fuc- 
ceflbr ; 2. Tyrrell, who married, but died without ifiue ; 
3. Robert, who died unmarried; 4. Thomas, who died yoking ; 
5. Benjamin, who died unmarried ; 6. Charles ; 7. William,, 
of St. Neots, who left iffue three fons, Sir William, here- 
after mentioned, Tyrrell, who married a daughter of Mr. 
.Robert Gedding, of the Poft-ofUce, and had one daughter, and 
a fori ; 8. James, blown up at fea, being a Lieutenant in the 
Carlifle man of war; 9. Thomas, M. D. who married Mrs. 
Pinkney, and left a fon, Thomas of Clare-hall, a Clergy- 
man, living, and unmarried in 1741 ; and a daughter Anne ; 
10. Toby, and 11. Benjamin : alfo feven daughter ; 1. Hefter, 
married to Ulyiles Blount, Efq; feventh fon of Sir Henry 
Blount, of Titenhanger, in Hertfordfhire, Knt. 2. Frances 3 
married to Henry Scrope, of St. Neots, in Huntingdonihire, 
Efq; but had no iiiue; 3. Theodora; 4. Edith, married to 
William Dove, of Upton, in Northamptonfhire, Efq; 5. Ca- 
tharine; 6 Arabella, and 7. Elizabeth, married to Broke, 

of Na&on, in Suffolk, Efq; mother of Philip Broke, of Nac- 
ton, Efq; late Member of Parliament for Ipfwich. Sir John, 
dying September 30, 16S4, was fucceeded in honour and 
eitate, by 

Sir John Hewet, Bart, his elder! fon, High Sheriff of Cam- 
bridge, and Huntingdonfhires, 2 Jac. II. who firft married 
Anne, daughter of Francis Stokes, of Tiderton, in Wilts, 
Efq; (fon "of Chrifiopher Stokes, of Tiderton, Efq; whofe 
wife was fitter to Lord Cr ancellor Hyde, Earl of Clarendon,) 
by whom he had two fons, who died iffuelefs, and two daugh- 
ters; of which, Aiine, the eldeft, married John Kagar, of 
Bourn, in the county of Cambridge, Efq; and left one fon, 
Hewet H:\gar. Efq; Sir John married to his fecond wife 1 * 
Eleanor, eldeft daughter to the late Sir John Olborne, of 

Chick- 



J E R N I N G H A M, of Coffey. 215 

Chickfands, in Bedfordshire, Bart, by whom he had no iflue ; 
and dving without any ifTue male, was fucceeded in the title 
by his nephew, Sir William, fon of his brother William, of 
St. Neots. 

Which Sir William Hewet was Captain of the Colchefter 
man of war, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Leve- 
more, of Gofport, in Hampfhire, and had three fons, William, 
Levemore, and Herbert ; and one daughter, Elizabeth. Sir 
William died in 1749, and was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, 

Sir William Hewet, late Captain of his Majefty's fhip the 
Due d'Acquitain, which was loft before Pondicherry in the 
laft war, on the firft of January, 1761. With Sir Wil- 
liam, periihed his brother Levemore, who was a Lieutenant 
on board the faid fhip. Herbert, the youngeft fon, being dead 
fome vears before, the title defcended to the firft Sir William's' 
younger brother, 

Sir Tyrrell Hewet, the prefent Baronet, who has two fons, 
being born about the year 1752, and now in the fervice of the 
Eaft-India Company, and Thomas, a minor. 

Arms. Gules, a Cheveron, engrailed, between three Owls, 
Argent. 

Crest. On a Wreath, on a ftump of a Tree, proper, a 
Faulcon, ftanding, Or. 

Motto. Ne te quafiveris extra* 

Seat. At Potton, in the county of Bedford, 



45. Jernegan, or Jerningham, of Coffey, 

Norfolk. 

Created Baronet, October 16, 1621. 

TH E ancient family of the Jernegans have been feated in 
Norfolk, ever fince the grant of Queen Mary, to Sir 
Henry Jernegan, Knight, her Vice-Chamberlain, and are a 
vounger branch of the Jernegans, of Somerley-town, in the 
iiland of Lothingland, in Suffolk; but that eldeft branch being 
extinct, this became the eldeft furviving branch, and fo con- 
tinues. 

The firft that I meet with of this family was called, 

1. Hugh, without any other addition, whofe fon was named, 

2. Jernegan, and was always called, Jernegan Fitz-Hugh, 
r the fon of Hugh ; he is mentioned in the Caftle-acre re- 
gifter, as a witnefs to a deed without date, and died about 
1182. He married Sibill, who, in 1183, paid icol. of her 

P 4 g' lft > 



2 16 T E R N I N G H A M, of Coffey. 

' j 

gift, into the Exchequer, after her hufband's death ; his foa 
was called, 

3. Hugh, cr Hubert, fon of Jernegan, who gave a lar^e 
fum of money to King Henry 11. and paid it into the trea- 
fury, in 1 182; he married Maud, daughter and coheir of 
Thorpine, fon of Robert de Watheby, of Weirmorland : he is 
mentioned by the name of Hubert de Jernegan, in the black 
book of the Exchequer, published by Mr. Heme, at Oxford, 
1728, and died in 1203, and the King granted the warefhip 
of all his large poflefiior.s, and the marriage of his wife and 
children, toRobert.de Veteri Ponte, or Vipount, fo that he 
married them without difparagement to their fortunes. 

4. Sir Hubert Jernegan, of Horham, in Suffolk, Knt. his 
fon, fucceeded, who had been a rebel againft King John; but 
on the acccflion of Henry III. to the crown, fubmitted himfelf, 
and obtained his pardon. 

5. Sir Willian Jernegan, fon and heir of Hubert, married 
Julian, daughter and coheir of Gymingham, of Burnham; 
and Hush de Polfted, married Hawife, the other coheir. He 
died without iffue, and was fucceeded by, 

6. Sir Hugh Jernegan ; his younger brothers, Godfrey, and 
Robert, being dead. He married, for his fecond wife, Ela, 
cr El'kn, daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas de Ingaldfthorp, 
Knt. who furvived him. 

7. Sir Walter Jernegan, his fon, married Ifabel, daughter, 
and at length heir of Sir Peter Fitz-OfDert, or Ofborne, of 
Somerley-town, in Suffolk, Knt. (relict of Sir Henry Wal- 
pole, of Houghton, in Norfolk, Knt.) who, it fecms, died be- 
fore him, leaving, 

8. Sir Peter Jernegan, his fon, who became heir to his fa- 
ther and grandfather, and alfo coheir to the Fitz-Gfbert's 
eftate, in right of his mother. He fir ft married Alice, daugh- 
ter of Hugh Germayn, and Bafil, his wife, by whom he had 
no iilue. The pedigree fays, he married a daughter cf Sir 
Hailing, of Eaft-Harling, in Norfolk, Knt. for his fecond 
wife, which feems true, by the quarter ings of the Jerne- 
gan's, as they were to be feen in Horam church, anno 1663, 
being put up by Sir John Jernegan, who married Ifabel, daugh- 
ter and heirefs or Sir Jervafe Clifton: 1. Jernegan. 2. Ingle- 
thorp. 3. Fitz-Ofbourn. 4. Harling. 5. Mortimer. 6. Gon- 
vi!e \ thefe two are Harling's quarterings. 7. Kelvedon, or Kel- 
don. 8. Clifton. And for his third wife, Ellen, daughter of 
Sir Robert Kuntingfield, of Huntingfield, in Suffolk, Knt. 
He was fucceeded by, 

9. Sir John Jernegan, fenior, his fon and heir, who mar- 
ried Jane, daughter and coheir of Sir William de Kelvedon, 

relict 



J ERN INGHAM, of Coffey. 217 

relic"t of Lowdham. He died on the Thurfday before the 

feaft of the Annunciation in 1375. 

10. In 1 37-|, John Jernegan, junior, his fon and heir, mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Vile de Lou, Knt. 
and had Thomas, and Humfry, buried at Somerley-town, 
1446. 

11. Sir Thomas Jernegan, their fon and heir, married Joan, 
daughter of William Appleyard, of Dunfton, in Norfolk, 
and had, 

12. John Jernegan, fenior, Efq; who married Agnes, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Da: ell, of Kent, Knt. who died before him, 
and was buried in St. Mary's Chapel, in the Priory of St. 
Olave's, at Heringfleet, in Suffolk, (now called St. Tooley's 
bridge.) This John, married Ifabel, daughter of Sir Gervafe 
Clifton, in 1459 ; in 1473, made his will, and died 1474. He 
had two fons, John and Gfbert, and three daughters, Anne, 
Thomafine, and Barbara ; he had alio another daughter, 
Elizabeth, married to John Denton. 

13. John Jernegan, Efq; his fon, fucceeded, and died in 
1503, leaving, by Ifabel, his wife, daughter of Sir Gervafe 
Clifton, Knt. 

14. Edward Jernegan, Efq; his fon and heir, who was after- 
wards knighted ; he had two wives, nril Margaret, daughter 
of Sir Edmund Bedingfield, of Oxborough, in Norfolk, Knt. 
by whom he had Sir John Jernegan, of Somerley-town, in 
Suffolk, Knt. who married, firft, Bridget, daughter of Sir 
Robert Drury, of Hawfted, in Suffolk, Knt. from whom the 
Jernegans, of Somerley-town, in Suffolk, defcended. And 
for his fecond wife Mary, daughter of Richard, Lord Scroop, 
of Bolton, in Yorkfhire, and coheir to Stephen, her brother, 
(who furvived him, and remarried to Sir William Kingfton^ 
Knight of the Noble Order of the Garter,) by whom he had 
Sir Henry Jernegan, of Huntingfield, Knt. the founder of 
the Coffey family; Edmund, who died Feb. 9, 1546, and 
Edwa-d, born after his father's deceafe ; Frances, who died 
without iffue, and Elizabeth, Maid of Honour to Queen 
M a ry: Sir Edward, died Jan. 6, 1 5 15. 

15. Sir Henry Jernegan, or Jerningham, of Huntingfield, 
in Suffolk, eldeft fon and heir of Sir Edward, by his fecond 
wife, was a great favourite of Queen Mary I. being the firft 
that appeared openly for her, after the death of Edward VI. 
being with he; at Kenninghall- place, or caftle ; and continued 
her trufly friend, for which fervices fhe made him Vice-Cham- 
berlain, and M after of her Houfhold. He married Mary, 
daughter of Sir George Baynham, of Cloriwell, in Gloucefter- 
fhire, Knt. (by daughter and heir of Sir Anthony King- 

fton, 



2i8 JERNINGHAM, of Coffey. 

iron, Knt.) arid had iffue, Henry, William, and two daugh- 
ters, Jeronyma, married to Charles Waldegrave, of Stanning- 
hall, in Norfolk', Efq; (anceftor to the prefent Earl of Walde- 
grave,) and Margaret, wife of Sir Thomas Southwell, of Riling, 
in Norfolk, Knt. he died in 1571. 

16. Henry Jerningham, or Jernegan, Efq; their fon and 
heir, married two v/ives ; 1. Eleanor, daughter of William, 
Ifjrd Dacres, of Gillefla'nd, (and Elizabeth, his wife, daugh- 
ter of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and Anne, his 
wife, daughter of William, Lord Haftings, Chamberlain to 
Edward IV,) by whom he had, 1. Henry; 2. William; 
3. George, married to Eleanor, daughter of Sir George Phil- 
pot, of Hampfhire, Knt. 4. Thomas, who died without rffue; 
and 5. Edward; and a daughter, Anne, married to John, fon 
and heir of Sir John Arundel!, of Lanberne, in Cornwall, 
Jvnt. His tecoiid wife was, Prances, daughter of Sir John 
Jernegan, of Somerletown, Knt. widow of Thomas Beding- 
field, ofOxborcugh, Efq; He died June 15, 1619, and was 
buried in St. Margaret's Church, Weftminfter. 

17. Henry Jerningham, or Jernegan, Efq; his eldefl fon, wa$ 
created a Baronet, 16 October, 1621 : he married Eleanor, 
daughter of Thomas Throckmorton, of Coughton, in War- 
wickihire, Efq; by whom he had three Tons, 1. John ; 2. Wil- 
liam, who had two wives, firft, the relict of Lee ; and fecondly, 
the relict of Young. I fuppofe he was knighted, for he is 
cften called, Sir William; 3. Thomas, who, I fuppofe, was 
knighted alfo, for I meet with him, called Sir Thomas ; the 
faid Henry had alfo two daughters, Anne, who died fingle, 
2nd Catharine, married to Francis Saunders, of Shankfton, in 
Leicefterfhire, Efq; and died September 5, 1646. 

18. John Jerningham, or Jernegan, Efq; the deleft fon, died 
in his father's life-time, in 1619; ne roamed Anne, daughter 
cf Sir P'rancis Moore, of Fawley, in Berkfnire, Bart, and left 
two fons, Sir Henry, fucceiibr to his grandfather ; and Francis^ 

'married to Philippa, daughter of Crambleton, of New- 
thorn, in Yorkfhire, Efq; 

19. Sir Henry Jerningham, or Jernegan, Bart, fucceffor to 
his grandfather in title and eflate, married Mary daughter of 
Benedict Hall, of High-Meadow, in Gloucefterfhire, Efq; by 
whom he had two fons, Sir Francis, his fucceffor, and Bene- 
dict, who died at Paris, unmarried, in 1668 ; and one daughter. 

20. Sir Francis Jerningham, or Jernegan, of Coffey, Bart, 
married Anne, daughter of Sir George Blount, of Sodington, in 
Worcefterfhire, Bart, by whom he had fix fens; 1. Sir John, 
his fiiccelfor; 2. Sir George; 3. Charles, M. D. who mar- 
wd the Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Roper, daughter of Philip, late 

Loi4 



PHI LIP PS, of Pidon-Caftle. 219 

Lord Teynham; fhe died Nov. 14, 1736, without iflue; 
4. Henry, who married Mary, daughter to Nicholas Jonquet 
L'Epine, of London, Merchant, and had ifTue five fons, and 
three daughters, Francis, Henry, Charles, Nicholas, Hugh, 
Mary, Elizabeth, and Edwardina ; 5. Francis died unmarried, 
Nov. 20, 1739; 6. Edward, who married Elizabeth, daughter 
of John Keighly, of Gray's-Inn, Efqj and had iflue, a fon, 
George, and one daughter ; Sir Francis, left alfo two daugh- 
ters, Anne, and Mary. He died, Aug. 20, 1730, and his 
Lady, Feb. 13, 1 735, by whom he left, 

21. Sir John Jerningham, or Jernegan, Bart, his eldeft. fon, 
who fucceeded him, and married Margaret, daughter of Sir 
Henry Bedingricld, of Oxborough, Bart, fitter to Sir Henry 
Bedingfield, Bart. Sir John died, without iflue, June 14, 

>737- 

22. Sir George Jerningham, the prefent Baronet, married 

Mary, daughter of Francis Plovvden, of Plowden, in Wor- 
ceftcrmire, Efq; (by Mary, his wife, filler to the late Earl of 
Stafford,) by whom he has had four fons, 1. John, who died 
in June, 1757. 2. William, who married, June 16, 1767, 
the Hon. Frances Dillon, eldeft daughter of Lord Vifcount 
Dillon, and by her has a daughter, Mary; 3. Edward; 
4. Charles-Louis, born in April, 1742. Alfo a daughter Mary, 
born in Sept. 1744, and died in Sept. 1749. 

Arms. Argent, three arming Buckles, Gules. 

Crest. A Faulcon, iflfuing from an imperial Crown, proper. 

Motto. Virtu s, bafts vitsz. 

Seat. At Cofiey-hall, in Norfolk. 



46. Philipps, of Pi&on-Caftle, Pembrokefhire. 

Created Baronet, Nov. 9, 1621. 

nr HIS family, which is of great antiquity in South-Wales, 
"* is lineally defcended from, 

1. Cadi for ap Colhoyn, of Blaenkych, Lord of Dyfed, or 
Pembrokefhire, who, on account of his large eftate, was called 
Cadifcr-Vavvr, or the Great. He was of the fame tribe with 
Vortigern, King of Britain, and paternally defcended from 
Maximus, King of Britain, and Emperor of Rome. He mar- 
ried Hellen, daughter and fole heir to Llwch Llawen Vawr, 
a Lord of South- Wales, by whom he had three fons. 

2. Bledri, married Clydwen, daughter to GryfFydh ap 
Cydrych, and by her had illue, 

3. Rhys 



220 PHILIPPS, of Pfcton-Caftle. ' 

3. Rhys ap Bledri : he took to wife, Ancreta, daughter t$ 
Rhys ap Gryffydh, Prince of South-Wales, commonly called 
Lord Rhys, (who was lineally descended from Cadwaladar, last 
King of Britain, of the Britifh race) and had iffue by her, 

4. Sir Aaron ap Rhys, who attended King Richard I. into 
the Holy Land, anno 1190, and behaved himfelf fo gallantly, 
againft the Saracens, that he received the order of knighthood 
of the Sepulchre of our Saviour. He married Tanylwlt, daugh- 
ter of Ednyted Fychan, by whom he had, Gwyllim ap Aaron ; 
Ednyfed Eycan, was Prince of Wales, and was father to 
Gronw ap Ednyfed, paternal anceftor to King Henry VII. 

5. Gwyllym ap Aaron, of Kylfant, Efq; married Jennet, 
daughter to Meyric ap Trahearn, by whom he had, 

6. Madog ap Gwyllym, Efq; he left iffue by his wife, Jen- 
net, daughter of Griffith ap Ivor, of Oaftleodwin, Efq; 

7. Evan ap Madog, Efq; who married Catharine, daugh- 
ter of Sir Elidor Ddy, Knight of the Sepulchre, and by her 
had, 

8. Philip ap Evan, Efq; he took to wife Hellen, daughter of 
William ap Cradog ap Henry, Efq; and left iiTue, 

9. Meredith, who was the firffc of the family that took on 
him the furname of Philipps, ftiling himfelf, Meredith Philipps, 
xnftead of Meredith ap Philip : he married Gwendolena, daugh- 
ter to Evan ap Gwyllym, Efq; by whom he had, 

10. Philip Philipps, of Kylfant, Efq; who, by his wife Jen- 
net, daughter to Jenkin Lloyd Ychan, of Pwlldyfarch, Efq; 
left iffue, 

11. Sir Thomas Philipps, Knt. He married Jane, daughter 
and heir to Henry Done, of Pi&on, Efq; fon of Owen Done, 
of Mudlefcombe, Efq; by Catharine, daughter and heir of 
Sir John Wogan, of Pi&on, Knt. great-grandfon of Sir John 
Wogan, of Wilton, Knt. who married Jane, daughter and 
heir of Sir William Pi&on, of Pi6lon, Knt. (whofe anceftor 
came to Dyfed, or Pembrokeihire, with Arnulph, of Mont- 
gomery, in the time of King William Rufus, and then had 
Pi&on-caftle, for his partage.) Sir Thomas had iffue, John, 
and Owen, who married Jennet, daughter to Lewis-Thomas 
ap John, of Cwmgwylly, Efq; and by her had David Philipps, 
Efq; anceftor to William Philipps, of Kylfant, Efq; High 
Sheriff' of the county of Carmarthen, 1739. 

12. John Philipps, of Piton-Caftle, Efq; eldeft fon of Sir 

Thomas, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Griffith, 

of Penryn, Knight, and by her had iffue, William, and 

Morgan ; William, married Jennet Perrott., and left only 

daughters. 

13, Morgan 



PHI LIP PS, of Piaon-Caftle. 221 

13. Morgan Philipps, of Pi&on-Caftle, Efq; took to wife 
Elizabeth, Slaughter to Richard Fletcher, of Bangor, Efq; 
and by her had, 

14. Sir John Philipps, of Pidton-Caflle, the firft Baronet 
of the family, fo created, Nov. 9, 19 Jac. I. He married Anne, 
daughter and coheir to Sir John Perrot, of Haroldfton, Knt. 
Lord-Deputy of the kingdom of Ireland, and Piivy-Councel- 
lor to Queen Elizabeth ; by whom he had iiiue, 1. Sir Richard, 
who fucceeded him; 2. Hugh ; 3. John, who died without 
iiiue ; 4. Dorothy, who married Francis, Vifcount Valentia, 
and Lord Mountnorris, and had by him, Arthur, Earl of 
Anglefey, anceftor to the prefent Earl 5 5. Lettice, who mar- 
ried" John Owen, of Trecoone, Efq; 6. Jane, who married 
James Hamilton, Lord of Clandeboy ; 7. Elizabeth; and 8. 
Mary, who married John Scourfield, of New-Mote, Efq$ 

9. Olive, who married Sampfon Lort, of Stackpole, Efq 5 

10. Frances, who married Sir Hugh Owen, of Orielton, Bart, 
and by him had Sir Hugh, father of Sir Arthur Owen, Bart. 

11. 12. Two other daughters. Hugh Philipps, Efq; fecond 
Ton of Sir John, married Anne, daughter to Roger Lort, of 
Stackpole, Efq; by whom he had, Richard, who fucceeded 
him, and married Frances Noel, of the Gainfborough family; 
he had iiiue by her, Charles, who fucceeded him, Richard 
Philipps, Efq; 'late Major-General of his Majefty's forces, 
Colonel of a regiment of foot, and Governor of Newfound- 
land, and Nova Scotia; John, and Edward, both Captains of 
foot, and the former, Weigher and Telier of his Majefty's 
mint; Dorothy, Laundrefs of his Majefty's table and houihohl 
linen, and feveral others who are deceafed. Charles Philipps, 
Efq; married to his firfr. wife, Anne, daughter of William. 
Philipps, of Haythogg, Efq; by whom he left iiiue, William - p 
Martha, the wife of Captain William Shewen ; and Frances, 
the wife of Captain Daniel : his fecond wife was, Philippa, 
daughter of Rowland Laugharne, of St. Bride's, Efq; by whom 
he had, Theodofia, married to Thomas Skyrme, Efq; Anne, 
married to Samuel Smith, Gent. Rowland, (who married 

Martha, daughter of John Edwardes, Efq; by whom he had 
t> i__j t? 1 j xj u 1 r l j..~u..~..-, > .,j ui,;i: 




whom he had no iflue. William Philipps, Eiq; fucceeded his 
father, Charles, and married Albinia, daughter of the laid 
Rowland Laugharne, Efq; by whom he left iiiue, Charles, 
and four daughters, Anne, Theodolia, Mary, and Albinia, 
Charles Philipps, of Hill, Efq; fucceeded his lather, William, 
and married Arine, daughter oi Thomas Skyrme, Efq; by 

Theodofia, 



t&'2 P H I L I P P S, of Pidton-Caffle. 

Theodofia, before mentioned, and had iiTiie William, and 
Anne. 

15. Sir Richard Philipps, Bart, fucceeded his father Sir John, 
and garrifon* d his Caftle of Pi&on, for King Charles I. in 
the time of the civil wars ; he married Elizabeth, daughter to 
Sir Erafmus Dryden, of Canons-Afhby, in the county of Nor- 
thampton, Bart, by whom he had Sir Erafmus, and one daugh- 
ter, Frances who married James Philipps, of Tregibbye, in 
Cardigan, Efq; 

16. Sir Erafmus Philipps, Bart, fucceeded his father, Sir 
Richard, and married, firlt, Lady Cecily, daughter of Thomas 
Finch, Earl of Winchelfea, by whom he had one fon, who 
died young, and Anne, who married, firft, Thomas Bowen, 
of Trelloyne, Efq; arid then, Thomas Heywood, of Rud- 
baxton, Efq; Sir Erafmus's fecond Lady was, Catharine, 
daughter and coheir of the Hon. Edward Darcy, Efq; (by Lady 
Elizabeth, daughter to Philip Stanhope, Earl of Cnefterneld,) 
by whom he had iilue, 1. Edward Philipps, Efq; who married 
Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Canon, of Killgetty, 
Efq; but died without ifi'ue, 1694, in his father's life-time ; fhe 
afterwards married Simon Harcourt, Efq; but died without 
iffue, 1706 ; 2. Sir John ; 3. Captain Erafmus Philipps, who 
was killed in the engagement at Ba-ntry Bay, and was unmar- 
ried ; 4. William, who died young ; 5. Elizabeth,, who mar- 
ried John Shorter, Efq; and by him had three fons, John, 
Erafmus, and Arthur; and two daughters, deceaied, Catharine, 
(who married Sir Robert WaJpole, Knight of the moft noble 
Order of the Garter, and by him had, Robert, Lord Walpole, 
Edward, and Horatio;) and Charlotte, (who married Francis, 
late Lord Conway, and by him had, Francis, Lord Conway ;) 
6. Arabella, who married'Richard Vaughan, of Derwith, Efq; 
a Welfh Judge, and Member of Parliament for the town of 
Carmarthen, and died without iffue. Sir Erafmus Philipps 
was fucceeded in that ofHce, as well as in dignity and eftate, 
38 Jan. 1696, by his fon, 

17. Sir John Philipps, Bart, who married, Dec. 12, 1697, 
Mary, daughter and heir to Anthony Smith, Efq; Eaft-India 
Merchant, who died Nov. 18, 1722; he had iftue by her, 
three fons, Erafmus, his fucceffor ; John, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Mr. Henry Shepherd, of London, by whom he 
had iffue, Mary, Elizabeth, Catharine, and Joyce; Bulkeley, 
married Philippa, daughter of William Adams, of Pembroke, 
Efq; and three daughters, Catharine, Elizabeth, and Mary, 
all which daughters died unmarried. Sir John ferved in feve- 
ral Parliaments for Pembroke and Haverfoidweft, and died 

Jan. 5, 1736. 

18. Sir 



STEPNEY, of Prendergaft. 223 

iS. Sir Erafmus Philipps, Bart, who fucceeded his father in 
dignity and eftate, was Member for Haverford-v.eft, in four Par- 
liaments. He was unfortunately drowned in the river Avon, 
near Bath, Oct:. 15, 1743, and dying unmarried, the title and 
eitate defcended to his brother, 

19. Sir John Philipps, Bart, who was Member for Carmarthen, 
at the time of his brother's death ; in 1754, he was elected foi 
Petersfield ; in 1761, was chofen for the county of Pembroke, 
and was one of his Majefly's Privy-Council. He died Juns 
23, 1764, leaving one fon, his fucceflbr, and three daughters, 
Mary, Catharine, and Joice. 

20. Sir Richard Philipps, the prefent Baronet, fucceeded 
his father, and is Member for the county of Pembroke. He 
married, June 2, 1764, to Mifs Philipps, of Puntipark, in 
Pembrokefhire, but has no ifTue. 

Arms. Argent, a Lion rampant, Sable, ducally gorged, 
Gules, and chained, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Lion rampant, as in the Arms. 

Motto. *D licit amor patriae . 

Principal Seats. At Piclon-Caftle, and Trelloyne, both in 
the county of Pembroke. 



47. Stepney, of Prendergaft, Pembrokefhire. 

Created Baronet, Nov. 24, 1621. 

HP H E origin of this family is deduced, by the Englifh genea- 
logifts, from Ralph Stepney, of St. Alban's, Efdj Lord of 
Aldenham, in Hertfordfhire, who was interred in Aldenham. 
church, the 3d of December, 1548. He had ifTue by the daugh- 
ter and heir of Crefly, William Stepn who had ifTue, 

Thomas Stepney, Efq; He married the daughter and heir to 
John Wynde, (or Wyld,) of Fromfey, in Huntingtonfhire, 
Efq; and had ifTue, Robert, and Alban. 

Robert, married, and had ifTue, Pool Stepney, Efq; 

Albany Stepney, Efq; fecond fon, married, ftrft, Margaret, 
daughter and coheir to Thomas Catharn, of Prendergaft, Efq; 
by whom he had no ifTue. He married to his fecond wife, 
Mary, daughter and coheir to William Philipps, of PicTon- 
Caftle, Efq; By the latter, he had ifTue three fons, J hn ; 
Philip, who did without iffue ; and Sir Thomas Stepney, Knt. 

who was twice married, firft, to the daughter of Fiiher, 

of Hants, Eq; relict of Wallop, of the fame county, 

(<{'> by whom he had no iffue 3 fecondly, to Mary, eldeft 

daughter 



224 STEPNEY, of Prendergaft. 

daughter and coheir of Sir Bernard Whetflon, of Woodford, 
in Eflex, Knt. by whom he had, Bernard, and other children ; 
the laid Alban, had alfo two daughters, Dorothy, married to 
Sir Francis Manfell, of Muddleicombe, Bart, and Joan, to 
John Philipps, of Nafh, in Pembrokefhire, Efq; 

John Stepney, Efq; fon and heir, was of Prendergafr, and 
created a Baronet, the 19th of James I. He married Catharine, 
daughter to Sir Francis Manfell, of Muddlefcombe, in Car- 
marthenmire, Bart, by whom he had four fons, 1. Sir John, 
his fucceflbr j 2. Alban, who died, aged twenty-one ; 3. Tho- 
mas, who married Price, daughter and coheir of Sir Henry 
Jones, of Albermarles, in Carmarthenmire, Bart, by whom 
he had Sir John, hereafter mentioned; 4. Charles, who mar- 
ried , daughter cf Sir Richard Pryfe, of Gogartham, in 

Cardiganshire, Bart, relicl: of Vaughan, of Lhanelthy, 

Efq; by whom he had three fons ; Richard, who married the 

daughter of Tancred, and died without iffue ; Charles, 

who died of his wounds received at Cork, 1690, without ifllie ; 
and Alban, who died at fea, without iffue ; and one daughter, 
Jane, married to Mr. Bloyfdon, of Drefden in Germany : Sir 
John, had alfo four daughters, Jane, married to Thomas 
Vaughan, of Pentcparke, in Carmarthenmire, Efq; Dorothy, 
wife of Richard Bloome, of Aberguilly, in Carmarthenmire, 
Efq; Martha, married to William Bladwell, of Swannington, 
in Norfolk, Efq; and Frances. 

Sir John Stepney, Bart. Succeeded his father in title and 
eftate : he married Magdalen, daughter and coheir to Sir Henry 
Jones, of Albermarles, in Carmarthenmire, Bart, by whom he 
iiad ifiiie one daughter, Frances, his fole heir, married to Flenry 
Manfell, ofLanelthy, Efq; 

After the deceafe of the lad Sir John Stepney, Bart, without 
iflue male, the dignity, devolved to Sir John Stepney, Bart, 
fon to his brother, Thomas, who alfo had married Price, another 
daughter and coheir of Sir Henry Jones, Bart. 

Which Sir John Stepney, Bart, who fucceeded his uncle, 
married Juftina, daughter and heir to Sir Anthony Vandyke, 
Knt. the celebrated Limner, by whom he had iflue, his fon and 
fucceflbr, 

Sir Thomas Stepney, who married Margaret, After and co- 
heir to Walter Vaughan, of Llanelthy, in Carmarthenfhire, 
Efq; and had ifllie, 

Sir John Stepney, his fon and heir, who married Eleanor, 
daughter and heir of John Lloyd, of Buckleithwen, in Carmar- 
thenfhire, Efqj by whom .he had his fucceflbr and two daugh- 
ters. 

Sir 



WAKE, of Clevedon. 2 25 

Sir Thomas Stcpnev, his only Ton and heir, the pre fen t Ba- 
yonet, married the daughter and heir of Thomas Lloyd, ofDer- 
with, in Carmarthenshire, Efq; and has iflu'e one fon, John, 
Member of Parliament for Monmouth, and three daughters, 
Margaretta-Eleanor; Elizabeth-Bridgetta, married to Jofeph 
Gulfton, Efq; and Maria-Juftina. 

Arms. Gules, a Fefs-Checky, Or and Azure, between three 
Owls, Argent. 

Crest. On a Wreath, Or and Azure, a Talbot's Head, 
erafed, Gules, eared, and holding in his Chaps a Hart's Horn, 
Or, about his Neck, a Collar-Cheeky, Or and Azure. 

Seat. At Prendergaft, near Haverford-weft, in Pembroke- 
fhire. 



48. Wake, of Clevedon> Somerfetfhire. 

Created Baronet, Dec. 5, 1621. 

TP H E Wakes are mentioned by Brompton, among the Nobles 
and others, who came over with William the Conqueror. 
As to the firft rife of the name of Wake, it is obferved by Dr. 
Patrick, that Kerewaldus, or Hewaldus, was furnamed De 
Wake, or le Wake. He was one of the braveft heroes of his 
age and country, whofe actions are celebrated by Inguiphus, 
and was the laft who fubmitted to the Conqueror. 

His daughter and heir was married to Hugh Evemur, whofe 
grand daughter, Adelhidis, was wedded to Baldwyn Fitz Gilbert, 
brother to Walter, the father of Gilbert de Gant, the nrft Earl 
of Lincoln, of that race. By which Baldwyn, fhe had a daugh- 
ter, Emrne, who was heir to him, and the before-mentioned 
Herewald, and took the name of Wake, as appears from an an- 
cient charter of the Abby of Brunne. The lordfhips of Brunne, 
and Deeping, in Lincoln (hi re, were, at this time, and long after- 
wards, in the family of the Wakes. In the time of Henry I. 
Emme is mentioned to be the wife of Hugh le Wac ; and it is 
agreed, that me fettled her name on her hufoand. They left 
ihue, Baldwyn le Wac, fo called from his grandfather (bv his 
mother's fide) Baldwin Fitz Gilbert. Which Baldwyn Wake 
was one of the Barons at the coronation of King Richard I. and 
temp. Henry III. was one of the chief Barons in arms 2gainft 
the King. John, his fon, was in the wars of Gafcoigne, 
26 Edw. f. and afterwards in thofe of Scotland. He had fum- 
monsto Parliament, as Lord Wake, of Lydell, in Northamp- 
ton (hi re, from 23 to 28 Edward I. His fon, Thomas, was ap- 

Vol. I. Q^ pointed 



26 W A K E, of Clevedoti. 

pointed Conftable of the Tower of London, and Juftice in yre 
of the foreHs South of Trent, by Queen Ifabell* in oppofirion 
to her hufband, King Edward II. After whofe dep>fal, he Had 
Hertford Gaftle committed to his government. But in the fuc- 
cecding reign, had his lands feized, on fufpicion of his ad- 
herence to Edmond, Eail of Kent j but acquitting himfelf there- 
of, was reilored, made Governor of Guernfey, and Guardian of 
the Lincolnshire coafr. He had fummons among the Barons to 
Parliament, from 22 Edw. II. to 22 Edw. IIL and died foon 
after without hTue, by his wife, the Lady Blanch Plantagenet, 
filler to Henry, Duke of Lancafter ; whereupon the inheritance 
pafied with his lifter and heir, Margaret, by marriage to Ed- 
mund, of WoodSlock, Farl of Kenr, (youngeft fon to King 
Edw. I.) by whom She had iffue, Joan, (after the death of her 
two brothers) Countefs of Kent, and for her beauty called the 
fait maid of Kent; who, marrying Sir Thomas Holland, fecond 
fon of Sir Robert Holland, of Lancashire, one of the firft foun- 
ders of the Garter, he thereupon had the titles of Eail of Kent* 
and Baron Wake, of Lydell, allowed him. This Joan, after- 
wards, by marriage with Edward, the Black Prince, became 
mother of King Richard II. 

In one of the church windows at CheSlerfield, in Derby- 
fhire^ are the arms of Edmund Plantagenet, and Margaret 
Wake, above mentioned, impaled together. 

Sir Hugh, younger fon of Baldwyn., the lad: Baron of that 
name, and brother of John, Baron Wake, beforemenrioned, had, 
by gift of his faid father, the lordfhip of Deeping, in Lincoln- 
shire, and Blyfeworth, in Northamptonshire ; was one of the 
Knights of the Shire for the county of Northampton, in 30 Ed. I. 
and 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 Edw. II. and in 34 Edw. I. one of the 
Knights in Parliament for Wilts. The fame year he was in the 
Scotifh wars ; as alfo, in 4 Edw. II. and died in 9 Edw. II. 
leaving iffue, by Joan, daughter and coheir of John de Wolver- 
ton, Thomas, his fon, who was among the Knights of the 
county of Northampton, that were returned into Chancery 
37 Edw. III. Ke died in 20 Edw. IIL 1345. 

This Sir Thomas Wake, was a great warrior^ and gallantly 
diftmsuiilied himfelf with ''the Black Prince, particularly in the 
battleof Najara. Ke was Sheriff of Northampton (hire, 11, J2, 
13, 14, and 15 Edw. III. By Alice, his wife, daughter and 
coheir to Sir John Patefhull, of Bletfo, in Bedfordshire, Knt. 
one of the Barons of this realm, he was father of Sir Thomas, 
who married Pvlaud, daughter of Sir Thomas Pigot, Knt. and 
whole fon, Sir Thomas, died, feized of Blyfeworth, 8 Rich. 11. 
He was Sheriff of Northamptonshire, in 2 Richard II. His wife 
was, Margaret, daughter and Coheir of Sir John Philpot, of 

Kent, 



WAKE, of Clevedon* 227 

Kent, Knt. by whom, he was father of Sir Thomas Wake, 
Gentleman of the Privy-chamber, and oi~ the Council, to King 
Edward iV. He was one of the Knights in Parliament for 
Northamptonftiire, in 1,5, and 8 Henry V. and Sheriff there- 
of, 2 Henry V. as alfo 13, 25, and 29 Henry VI. likewife in 
27 Henry VI. was one of the Knights for Somerfetfhire, and had 
great poffefiions in that and many other counties. He married 
Agnes, daughter and heir to Sir Thomas Lovell, Knt. 

Rcger Wake, of Blyfeworth, his fon and heir, founded a free 
fchool at Blyfeworth, was Sheriff of Northampton, in 2 Rich. III. 
and tiding with that Prince at the Battle of BoCvvorth, againft 
Henry, Earl of Richmond, (afterwards King Henry VII.) was 
attainted in Parliament, but afterwards obtained his pardon, and 
jeftitution of his lands. He died in 19 Henry VII. leaving iffue, 
by Elizabeth, daughter to Sir William Catefby, of Alhby-legers, 
in Northamptonfhire, foyr fons, Thomas, who married Ifabel, 
fitter and coheir of Sir Edward Sapcoates, of Burleigh, in Rut- 
landfhire.; but his iffue failed ; Richard, who continued the 
line,; William, and John Wake, of Milton, in Somerfetfhire, 
Efq; who left an only daughter. 

Richard, fecond fon of Roger, married Dorothy, daughter of 
Sir John Dive, of Bromham, in Bedford/hire, Knt. to his r{l 
wife ; and Margaret, daughter of Thomas Grey, Marquis of 
Dorfet, to his fecond. He had iffue fix fons, John Wake, of 
CJyffedon, in Somertfhire, alfo of Hartwell, in Northampton- 
fhire ; William; Richard; Thomas, of Fenny Stratford, in 
Bucks ; Robert, and Francis. 

John, fon and heir of Richard, married Elizabeth, daughter 
and coheir of Sir Edward Gorges, Knt. and had iffue, five fons, 
John ; Edward ; Arthur ; Robert, and William Wake, from 
whom was defcended, his late Grace, William Wake, Archbifhop 
of Canterbury. 

J 

John Wake, Efq: eldeft fon of John, aforefaid, married Mar- 
garet, daughter and heir of Robert Goodwin, of Portbury, in 
Somerfetlhire, Efq; and had iffue, Baldwin Wake, of Clyffe- 
don, in Somerftsihire, Efq; whom King James I. in the 19th 
year of his reign, thought fit to fix fomewhat nearer to the {Ra- 
tion and place of his ancestors, by creating him a Baronet. 

Which Sir Baldwvn Wake married Abigail, daughter of Sir 
George Digby, of Coleihill, in Warwickshire, Knt. (ancefror 
to the Di^bys, Barons of Geafhill, created Earls of Briftol) by 
whom he had iffue, three fons, Sir John his fucceffor ; George, 
and Baldwyn ; alfo a daughter, Abigail, married to William 
Pitt, of Hartley Weftpool, in Hampihire, Efq; (who left a 
daughter, married to the Lady Stawell.) 

Q.2 Sir 



228 W A K E, of Clevedom 

Sir John Wake, of ClyfFedon, Bart, raifed a troop of horfe 
fbr King Charles I. and mortgaged his eftate to ferve him. He 
married to his flrft wife, Bridget, daughter and coheir of Henry 
Sandys, of Blumpton, in Northamptonmire, Efq; by whom he 
had iiTue, Sir William, and George Wake, Chancellor of the 
diocefe of Peterborough, who left no iiTue. His fecond Lady 
was Anne, da'ughter and coheir of Gregory Brokeiby, of Frith- 
by, in Leicefterfhire, Efq; by whom he had one foil Charles* 
who died without iiTue. 

Sir William Wake, Bart, fucceiTor to his father, married 
Diana, only daughter to Sir Drue Drury, of Riddlefworth-hall, 
in Norfolk, Bart, by whom he had iiTue, fix fons, firft, Sir 
John who fucceeded his father, and died without iflue; William, 
who died unmarried; Sir Baldwin, who fucceeded his brother, 
Sir John ; Robert, afterwards Dean of Bocking, in Eflex, and 
Reclor of Buxftead, in SulTex ; Ifaac, and Samuel. 

Sir John Wake, Bart, the eldeft fon, fucceeded his father, in 
Jan. 1697-8, and died without ilftiej in 1714, whereupon 

Sir Baldwyn Wake, fucceeded him in the title. He married 
Mary, daughter of Mr. Hart, of Burford, in Oxfordfhire, and 
by her had iiTue, two fons, Baldwyn, and Charles, and two 
daughters. Baldwyn, the eldeft fon, married one of the two 
daughters and coheirs of Edward Lane, of Harflop, in Bucks, 
Efq; and by her had iiTue, one fon only, named Charles, after- 
wards Sir Charles Wake, who, upon the death of his uncle, 
Charles Wake Jones, took upon him the name of" Jones, and be- 
came entitled to the manors' of Waltham Holy-Crofs, and 
Nazeing, in the county of Eflex, and Courteen-Hall, in Nor-" 
thamptonfliire, of very confiderable yearly value, and died, with- 
out iiTue, in January 1755. 

Charles, the fecond fon of Sir Baldwyn Wake, who had 
taken the name of Jones, purfuant to the will of his uncle, 
Samuel Jones, Efq; married Elizabeth, one of the daughters of 
Sir Samuel Sambrooke, Bart, and died in 1739, without iiTue. 

Robert Wake, the Rector of Buxftead, married Elizabeth* 
daughter of Williahi Greenfeild, of Marlborough, in Wilts, Efq* 
and by her had three fons, Robert, who died unmarried ; Tho- 
mas, who died an infant; and William; which laft, upon the 
death of Sir Charles Wake Jones, in January 1755, fucceeded 
to the title. Ke married Sarah Walker, of Wefton, in York- 
fhire, and by her left four fons, William ; Charles; Drury, and 
Baldwin ; and one daughter, named Mary; he died in September 
1765, and thereupon William, his eldeft fon fucceeded to the 
title, and is Lord of the faid manors of Waltham, Nazeing, and 
Courteen-Hal', -and in June 1765, he married Mary, the daugh- 
ter and only child of Richard Fenton, Efq; of Bank Top, in 

Yo/kfhire 3 



HOTHAM, of Scorbrough. 229 

Yorkfhire,. and has ifTue by her one fon, named William, born 
April 5, 1768. 

The family of the Drurys, of Norfolk, being extinct, their 
eftate in that county is now vefted in the Wake family. 

Arms. Or, two Bars, Gules, in Chief, three Torteaux. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Knot, (commonly called Wake's? 
Knot.) 

Motto. Ylgila^ cif ova. 

Seats. Waltham Abbey, in EfTex ; Courteen Hall, in Nor- 
thamptonfhire ; and Riddlefworth Hall, in Norfolk. 



49. Hotham, of Scorbrough, Yorkfhire. 

Created Baronet, Jan. 4, 1621. 

'X 1 H E family of Hotham, is defcended from Sir John de Tre^ 
** houfe, Lord of Kilkenny, in Ireland, who ferved under 
William the Conqueror ; arid for his good fervices at the battle 
of Haftings, had a grant of the caftle and manors of Colley- 
Weflon, in Northamptonfhire, and Hotham, in Yorkfhire. 

The fourth, in a diret defcent from this Sir John de Tre- 
houfe, was, Peter de Trehoufe, who, from his refidence at 
Hotham, aflumed that furname, which his defcendants. ever after 
retained. 

He was living in 11 88, 35 Henry II. and his fon, Sir John 
Hothum, (as the name was anciently wrote,) by a daughter of 
Baldwin, Lord Wake, was grandfather to Sir Peter de Hothum, 
and to John de Hothum, one of the moft eminent men of the 
age he lived in, being in the greateft favour with King Edw. II. 
and King Edw. III. King Edw. II. made him, firft, his do- 
meftick Chaplain, and, after employing him in feveral weighty 
affairs, conftituted him Bifhop of Ely, Treaiurer of the Exche- 
quer, and Lord Chancellor of England. And he was alfo Lord 
Chancellor of -England, in the reign of King tdw. III. 

Sir John Hothum, Knight of the Bath, fon and heir of Sir 
Peter de Hothum, (elder brother of the Bifhop) was, for his 
eminent fervices, fummoned to Parliament, as a Baron of this 
realm, in 8 Edw. II. and, by Agnes, his wife, daughter and 
heir of Sir John Hafleton, of Hafleton, in Yorkfhire, Knt. had 
ifTue, Sir John Hothum, his ion and heir, and Thomas Hothum, 
fecond fon. From which Thomas, lineally defcended another 
Sir John Hothum, who was found one of the coufins and co- 
heirs to Thomas de Thweng, Baron of Thweng. and Kikon- 
cajtle. 

Q. 3 The 



230 H O T H A M, of Scorbrough. 

The family was continued by this Thomas Hotham, IJfq 
fecond fon, who is denominated of Scorborough, and had iffue,: 
Sir Robert, Nicholas, and Thomas. 

Sir Robert Hotham, Knt. married the daughter and heir of 
Sir Hugh Beefton, of Driffield, Knt. 

Sir John Hotham, Knt. his fon and heir, married Margaret, 
daughter of Sir William Ingleberd, Knt. and left iffue, two 
fons, Sir John, and Richard. 

Sir John, of Scorborough, Knt. fon and heir, married Ofwald,. 

daughter and heir of Fitz-Arches, and had iffue, a fon 

and a daughter, Eleanor, wife to Thomas Leeds, Efq; 45 Ed. IIL 

Sir Robert Hotham, Knt. his fon and heir, married the daugh- 
ter and heir of Sir William Daniel, Knt. and left iffue, Sir 
John, 18 Rio. II. 1394. 

Sir John, Knt. married the daughter of Sir William Nefonne, 
[the laft fyllable ill- wrote in the MS. and the two nn's, for 
aught I know, may be an m 7 or a w.] anil left iffue, Sir John y 
1412, the ift of Hen. V. 

Sir John, Knt. married Winifrid, the daugbtrr of Sir Wil- 
liam Bruce, of Pickering, Knt. and left iffue, Sir John. 

This Sir John married the daughter of John Pilkington, Efq; 
and had iffue, a fon and four daughters. John Hotham, Efq; 
ion and heir, married the daughter of Sir William Eure, of Wit- 
ton, Knt. and had iffue, Sir John, and Maud* wife to Sir Tho- 
mas Metham, of Metham, Knt. by whom (he left iffue. Sir 
John, who continued the family, and other children. 

Sir John Hotham, Knt. married Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir 
Robert Hildyard, of Winfted, Knt. (by Elizabeth, daughter of 
Sir John Haftings, of Fenwick, Knt. and after of Sir Peirce;) 
by whom he had iffue, Sir John Hotham, Knt. his fon and 
heir, chief Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, to King Hen. VIII. 
From this Sir John, in a direct defcent from feveral Knights, 
who had that honour conferred on them for their fervices in the 
wars, was, Sir John Hotham, of Scorbrough, Knt. who, by 
Lora, daughter of Ralph Conftable, of Haliham, Efq; had iffue, 
John, his fon and heir, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 

Metham, of Yorkfhire, Efq; (who was re-raarried to 

Conftable, Efq;) and had iffue, 

Sir Francis Hotham, of Scorbrough, Knt. who married Mary, 
daughter of Humphry Hercy, of Grove, in Nottinghamfhire, 
Efq; (and Elizabeth, hi9 wife, daughter of Sir John Digby, of 

Kettilby, Knt. and his wife, daughter of Sir John Griffin, 

Knt.) and fifter and coheir to Sir John Hercy, Knt. her brother 5 
by whom he had^ 

Sir 



HOTHAM, of Scorbrough. 231 

SirJVhn Hotham, Knt. who had three wives, I. Julian, 
daughter of Sir Michael Stanhope, of Slielford, in Nottingham- 
fhire, Knt. by whom he had feveral children, who all died 
without iflue ; 2. Mary, daughter of Sir Goring, of Burton, in 
SuiTex, Knt. by whom he had no iiTue ; 3. Jane, daughter of 
Richard Lydyard, (quere, Legard) of Ryfome, in Holdernefs, 
Efq; by whom he had, Mary, married to Richard Remington, 
Lund, in Yorkfhire, Efq; Elizabeth, and Faith, who both Jit*4 
unmarried; alio, 

Sir John Hotham, Knt. his fori and heir, created Baronet, 
19 Jac. I. who had five wives, 1. Catharine, daughter of Sir 
John Rodes, of Barlbrough, in Derbyfhire, Knt. by whom he 
had two Tons, Sir John Hotham, Knt. hereafter mentioned, and 
Richard, (who had a fon that died, without iiTue,) alfo two 
daughters, Margaret, that died an infant, and Frances, married, 
firft, to John Gee, of Beverly, Efq; and fecondly, to Sir Philip 
Stapleton, of Wartre, in Yorkfhire, Knt. his fecond wife was, 
Anne, daughter of Ralph Rokefby, of York, Efq; fecretary to 
the council at York, by whom he had Chatles Hotham, Rec- 
tor of Wigan, in Lancafhire, (who married Elizabeth, daughter 
of Stephen Thompfon, of Humbleton, in Yorkfhire, Efq; and 
had a daughter, Mary, married to Michael Burton, of Holmes- 
field in Dronfield-parifh, in Derbyfhire, Efq; and one fon, Sir 
Charles, hereafter mentioned;) William, and Durant Hotham, 
of Lockington, in Yorkfhire, Efq; who married Frances, daugh- 
ter of Richard Remington, of Lund, Efq; by whom he had a 
numerous iflue, though moft of them died young. Sir John's 
third Lady was, Frances, daughter of John Legard, of Ganton, 
in Yorkfhire, Efq; by whom he had feveral children that died 
young. His fourth Lady was, Catharine, daughter of Sir Wil- 
liam Bamborough, of Houfam, in Yorkshire, Knt. by whom he 
had, Francis, and Jane, that died youn^;. Sir John's fifth Lady 
was, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Anlaby, of Etton, in York- 
fhire, Efq; by whom he had, Dorothy, and Alathea, who died 
young; Catharine, married to Sir William Cholmley, of Whit- 
by, in Yorkfhire, Bart, and Sarah, married to Cecil Cooper, of 
Thurgaton, in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; fon and heir of Sir Roger 
Cooper, Knight. 

This Sir Charles Hotham, Bart, was Governor of Hull, temp. 
Charles I. and, in the year 1643, Sir John and his fon were 
difcovered to hold correfpondence with the Royal Party. In con- 
fequence of which Sir John was taken pri loner, and brought 
before the Court Martial at Guildhall, Nov. 30, 1644, where 
upon the proof of thirty witneilcs, whofe evidence tended to ac- 
cufe him of many capital crimes againft the Parliament, and 
after le^ve being given him to make a full defence, on the 7th of 

Q_4 December, 



S32 HOTHAM, of Scorbrough. 

December, he received this fentence : That he fhould fufFep 
death, by having his head cut off, on Monday, the 16th of De- 
cember ; but, on his Lady's petition for time to fettle his effete* 
the execution was deferred. 

His fon, Captain John Hotham, came to his trial before the 
fame Court, charged with crimes of much the fame nature as 
his fathers; and, being convicted thereof, received fentence to 
be beheaded on the 24th of December. 

Thefe two unfortunate Gentlemen, who feem, in the opinion 
of different Authors, to have embarked too nattily in a caufe 
which proved their ruin, fuffered death on Tower-Hill, purfuanfc 
to their fentence. My Lord Clarendon fays, Sir John was 
mailer of a noble fortune, rich in money, of very ancient family, 
and well allied ; his affeclions to the government very good, and. 
and that no man lefs defired to fee the nation involved in a civil 
war than he, not imagining, when he accepted this employment 
from the Parliament, it would engage him in a rebellion. 

Sir John Hotham, Knt. the eldeft fon, (who was beheaded) 
married three wives; I, Frances, daughter of Sir John Wray, 
of Glentworth, in Lincolnfhire, Knt. and Bart, by whom he 
had one fon, Sir John, fuccefTor to his grandfather; and two 
daughters, Elizabeth, married, firft, to Peter le Gay, of Lon- 
don, Merchant, and fecondly, to Hay, Efq; Alderman of 

London; and Frances, married to John Daniel, Efq; fon of Sir 
Ingleby Daniel, of Befwick, in Yorkfhire, Knt. Sir John's 
fecond Lady whs Margaret, daughter of Thomas, Lord Fairfax, 
Vifcount Emylyn, by whom he had no iffue; and his third, 
was, Ifabel, daughter of Sir Henry Anderlbn, of Long Cauton s 
in Yorkfhire, Knt. by whom he had one fon, Henry, who died 
young. 

Sir John Hotham, Bart, who fuceeeded his grandfather in 
title and eitate, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sapcoat, Lord 
Vifcount Beaumont, of Swords, in the kingdom of Ireland, by 
whom he had two ions, Sir John, his fuccefTor, and Robert, 
who died without iffue; and two daughters, Elizabeth, married 
to William Gee, of Bifhops Burton, in Yorkfhire, Efq; and 
Bridget; and dying in the year 1689, was fuceeeded by his 
eideft fon, 

Sir John Hotham, Bart, who died without iffue male, 1691; 
whereupon the title and eftate devolved on Sir Charles Hotham, 
Bart, eldeil fon and heir of Charles Hotham, Rector of Wigan, 
(by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Stephen Thompfon, of 
Humbleton, in Yorkfhire, Efq; beforementioned,) third fon of 
Sir John Hotham, the firft of this family that was created to 
he dignity of a Baronet. 

Which 



H O T H A M, of Scorbrough. 233 

Which Sir Charles Hotham, of Scorbrough, Bart, was Col* 
of the King's own royal regiment of dragoons, at the time of his 
deceafe, the 8th of Jan. 1722-3, having ferved as Reprefenta- 
tive in Parliament for Beverlev, in Yorkfhire, moft part of the 
reign of Queen Anne, and all King George I. till his death : he 
married two wives, firft, Bridget, daughter of William Gee, of 
Bifhops-Burton, in Yorkfhire, Efq; by whom he had blue two 
fons, Sir Charles, his fucceffor in title and eftate, and Beau- 
mont, the prefent Baronet; as alfo three daughters, Elizabeth, 
married to Sir Thomas Style, of Wateringbury, in the county 
of Kent, Bart. Philippa, married to William Gee, of Bifhops- 
Burton, in Yorkfhire, Efq; and Charlotta, wedded to Wartort 
Warton, of Beverly, in Yorkfhire, Efq; His fecond wife was, 
the Lady Mildred, 'youngeft daughter of James Cecil, Earl of 
Salifbury, and widow of Sir Uvedale Corbet, of Longnore, in 
the county of Salop, Bart, by whom he had one fon named 
Richard, who died an infant. 

Sir Charles Hotham, Bart, eldeft fon and fiicceflbr, was elect- 
ed, on the death of his father, Reprefentative in Parliament for 
Beverley, and ferved for that corporation in the following Par- 
liaments, till his death ; he was Colonel of the jRrft troop of 
horfe grenadier guards, and Groom of the Bedchamber to his 
Jate Majefty, and married, in the year 1724, the Lady Ger- 
trude, eldeft daughter of Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chefterfield, 
and died, Jan. 15, 1737-8. He left one fon, 

Sir Charles Hotham, Bart, who fucceeded him, and three 
daughters, Caroline and Melufina, who died unmarried, and 
Gertrude, ftill living. The faid Sir Charles, who was Groom 
of the Bed-chamber to his prefent Majefty, died in Oc"t. 1767, 
at Stavelo, near Spa, in Germany, leaving no iiTue, by his wife 
Clara-Anne, furviving daughter and heircfs of Thomas Clutter- 
buck, of Mill-green, in the county of EtTex, Efq; fo that he 
was fucceeded by his uncle, 

Sir Beaumont Hotham, the prefent Baronet, late a Commif- 
fioner of his Majefty's Cuftoms, who, by his wife, Frances, lifter 
of William Thompfon, of Humbleton, in the county of York, 
Efq; has iiiue, five fons; 1. Charles, Colonel of the 15th regi- 
ment of foot, and Groom of the Bed-chamber to bis prefent 
Majefty, who, by his wife, Lady Dorothy, filter of the prefent 
Earl of Buckinghamfhire, has iiTue one daughter, Henrietta. 
2. John, Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majefty, Archdeacon of 
Middlefex, and Vicar of Northall and Shoreditch, who, by his 
wife, Sufan, one of the daughters of Herbert Mack worth, of 
Knoll, in the county of Glamorgan, Efq; hath iflue, one fon, 
Charles. 3. William, a Captain in. his Majefty's royal navy. 
4. Beaumont^ Councellor at Law, and Member for Wigan, in 

the 



234 MANSE L, of Muddlefcombe. 

the prefent Parliament, who, by his wife, Sufan, one of the 
daughters of Sir Thomas Hankey, of Clapham, Knt. has iftue, 
one fon, Beaumont; and, 5. George, Captain in the firft regi- 
ment of foot guards. 

Arms. Barry of ten, Argent and Azure ; on a Canton, Or, 
a Cornifh Chough, proper. 

Crest. A Demy Sea- Man, ifluing out of water, proper, 
holding in his right hand a flaming fword, and in his left, a fhield 
of the Hotham's Arms. 

Motto. Certum pete Finem. 

Seats. At Scarborough, and South Dalton, in the Eaft Rid- 
ing of Yorkfhire. 



5c. Mansel, of Muddlefcombe, Carmarthenfhire. 

Created Baronet, Jan. 14, 1621. 

r "pHIS ancient and honourable family is defcended from Philip 
* Manfel, who came into England with William the Con- 
queror, and was nephew to Sir Henry Harley Knt. who, out 
of the large pofleffions he held in South-Wales, gave to the faid 
Philip, the manor of Oxwick, or Oxmuche, in the county of 
Glamorgan, where he built a very fine manfion-houfe, which be- 
came the refidence of his family, for manv generations. This 

Philip, married , daughter to Mountibrrell, and had 

ifTue by her, Henry, Andrew, Robert, Michael, and Philip. 
From Henry, the eldeft fon, defcended Sir John Manfel, Knt. 
who, in 26 Henry III. had the King's precipe to pay Sir Peter 
Aiard, Knt. fuch wages as he paid other Knights in his Ma- 
jefty's fervice. In 37 Henry III. being at that time Chancellor 
of London, and Provoft of Beverley, he was appointed, with 
others, to go to the King of Caftile, to make a league between 
him and the King of England. In 38 Henry III. he was fent, 
with others, on an embafiy to the King of Scotland, with power 
to take into their protection fuch of the Scots, as are inclinable 
to adhere to them. And the next year was appointed to take 
pofleflion of the kingdom of Apulia, which the Pope had granted 
to him, and Edmund, his fon. In 40 Hen. III. being at that 
r ime a Knight, and in Wales, he fent advice to the King, of the 
rebellion of Lewellin, Prince of Wales, and that on the approach 
of Sir John de Grey, and others, they difperfed and fled to the 
mountains. In 40 Hen. III. he was fent into the marches of 
Scotland, to take care of the King's affairs ; and the next year 
was fent, with others, by Edmund, King of Sicily, on an em- 
bafly 



M A N S E L, of Muddlefcombe. 235 

Bafiy to the Pope, to procure better terms, in relation to the 
grant of that kingdom, with power, if they thought fit, to give 
up the fame kingdom : and was alfo one of the twelve who were 
appointed to reform the (rate of the kingdom. In 42 Hen. III. 
being ar. the fame time Treafurer of York, he was appointed, 
with others, to treat of a peace in Scotland. In 46 Henry III. 
there being fome appreheniion of his ftirring up ftrife between 
the King and his Peers, the King wrote to the Pope and Car-. 
dinals, that he was innocent. He was Lord Chancellor to King 
Henry III. and is faid, by the pedigrees of this family, to have had 
iiTue, by Joan, his wife, daughter of Simon Beauchamp, Baron 
of Bedford, Sir Thomas Manfel, Knight Banneret, who was, 
(as Hoilinfhed writes) taken prifoner in the Barons wars, in 
48 Henry III. at Northampton. This Sir Thomas had iflue, 
Henry Manfel, who, in the reign of King Edward I. fettled in 
Glamorganfhire, and was father of Sir Walter Manfel, Knr. 
He was fucceeded by Sir Robert Manfel, Knt. his fon and heir^ 
father of Robert Manfel, Efq; who had iffue, Richard, his fon 
and heir. 

Which Richard Manfel, Efq; marrying Lucy, daughter and 
fole heir to Philip Scurlage, Lord of Scurlage-cairle, in the 
county of Glamorgan, left iflue, Sir Hugh Manfel, Knt. whofe 
wife was, Elizabeth, daughter and heir to Sir John Penrys, Knt; 
and by her he was father to Richard Manfel, of Oxwick, who, 
by Elizabeth his wife, daughter to Hamon Turbervile, of Pen- 
line, in Glamorganfhire, had iftue John Manfel, of Oxwick -, and 
he by Maud, daughter to William ap Llewellin, ap Howel ap 
Poclin, Efq; was father of Philip Manfel, Efq; who was flain 
in the wars between the houfes of York and Lancafter, and at- 
tainted. He married Mary, daughter to Griffith ap Nicholas, of 
Newton, in the county of Carmarthen, Efq; by whom he had, 
Jenkin Manfel, his fon and heir. 

Which Jenkin, procured a repeal of his father's attainder, and 
a reftoration in blood and eftate. He married Edith daughter 
and coheir to Sir George Kyme, (or Keene) of the county at 
Kent. Knt. and had iiTue three fons ; Rice, who fucceeded him 5 
Hugh, who took to wife, jane, daughter and coheir to Richard 
Owgan, of Kent, (and left iiTue, Robert Manfel, Efq; Groom 
of the Bed-chamber to King Henry VIII.) and Philip, who 
married Anne, daughter of William Dabridgecourt ; alfo four 
daughters; Alice, married to John Drew, of Briftol ; Anne, to 
David ap Rees Wynn, of St. Cothens ; Jane, ro John Wynn 
ap Jenkin ap Richard ; and Elizabeth, to Chriltopher Fiemyng. 

Rice, the eldeft fon, received the honour of Knighthood, be- 
fore the twenty-feventh of Henry VIII. in which year he wa3 
fent with a fupply of foldiers into Ireland, to affift the Lord- 
Deputy 



a 36 MANSEL, of Muddlefcombe. 

Deputy in fupprefling a rebellion raifed in that kingdom, by the 
Earl of Kildare. In 28 Henry VIII. be had a grant for life of 
the office of Chamberlain of the county palatine of Chefter; 
and in 32 Henry VIII. a grant of the fcite of the monaftery of 
Margam, in Glamorganfhire, and the royalty of Avon Water, 
to him him and his heirs. His laft will and teftament bears date 
on the 10th of December, 7 Eliz. 1588, and the probate there-? 
of, the ioth of May, 1589. 

He was an inhabitant of Clerkenwell parifh, in London ; was 
bountiful to his fervants, charitable to the poor, and left feve^ 
ral fums to diftreiTed houfholders of many parifhes. 

This Sir Rice Manfel, Knt. married three wives; by his nrfr, 
Elianor, daughter and fole heir to James Ballet, of Beaupre, ia 
Glamorganfhire, Efq; he had no iflfue that furvived to maturity. 
By his fecond, Anne, daughter of Sir Giles Bruges, of Co- 
berley, in Gloucefterfhire, Knt. anceitor to the Duke of Chan- 
dos, he had three fons, who all died in his life-time, and three 
daughters, whereof only two furvived, viz. Catharine married 
to William Ballet, of Beaupre, Efq; and Elizabeth, married ta 
William Morgan, of Llanternan, in Monmouthftiire, Efq; but 
by his third wife, Cicely, daughter to William Dabridgcourt, 
Efq; he had, Edward, who fucceeded him in his eftate ; Anthony, 
married to Elizabeth, daughter of John Baflet, of Lanthrithed, 
Efq; and Mary, wife of Sir Thomas Southwell, of Uprifing, in 
Norfolk, Knt. 

Edward, his eldeft furviving fon and heir, received the honour 
of Knighthood, in the year 1572, was chamberlain of Chefter, 
and a man of great honour, integrity, and courage, diftinguifh- 
ing himfelf in many fervices during the reign of Queen Eliza- 
beth. 

Of his fons, Sir Thomas, was anceitor to Lord Manfel, of 
Margam ; Sir Francis, (anceftor to Sir Richard Manfel, Bart, 
of Ifchoed, in Carmarthen/hire, and Sir Edward Manfel, of 
Trimfaran, Bans.) and Sir Robert Manfel, was knighted by 
the Earl of Eftex, for his valour, in the taking of the town of 
Cales, anno 1596; and after having fignalized himfelf in feve- 
ral encounters, was made Vice-Admiral of the fleet, by King 
James I. in which {ration he was continued by King Charles, 
and lived to a very old age, much efteemed for his great inte- 
grity, perfonal courage, and experience in maritime affairs. 

Francis Manfel, Efq; fecond fon of Sir Edward, beforemen- 
tioned, being advanced to the dignity of a Baronet, 19 Jac. I. 
married two wives, firft, Catharine, daughter and heir of Henry 
Morgan, of Muddlefcombe, in Carmarthenmire, Efq; by whom 
he had four tons ; 1. Walter, who left no iflue ; 2. Sir Anthony 
Mank\$ Kn:. {lain at Newby 5 in Yorkfliire, temp. Car. I. who, 

by 



M A N S E L, of Muddlefcombc- 237 

by Jane, daughter of William Price, of Britton-ferry, E'q; left 
iflue, Sir Edward, fucceilbr to his grandfather ; 3. Francis, 
elected principal of Jefus college, Oxon. and in 1648, deprived, 
and his temporal eftate put under fequeftration, and fuffered 
greatly for his loyalty. However, in 1660, he was reftored to 
his college by the King's Cornmiflioners, and died May 1, 166.5, 
almoft eighty, having been a very great benefactor to his college, 
both in its buildings and revenues; and lies buried in Jefus col- 
lege-chapel. 

The fourth fort of Sir Edward, was Richard, who, by Catha- 
rine, daughter and heir of Rees Morgan, of Ifchoed, in Car- 
marthenfhire, Efq; left iflue, Sir Richard, hereafter mentioned. 
Sir Francis's fecond Lady was Dorothy* daughter to Alban 
Stepney, of Prendergaft, in Pembrokefhire, Efq; by whom he 
had three fons; 1. John, who married Mary, daughter of Sir 
Henry Vaughan, of Derwith, in Caermarthenfhire, Knt. 2. Ed- 
ward, a Captain ; 3. Rawleigh ; and two daughters, Catharine, 
married to Sir John Stepney, of Prendergaft, in Pembrokefhire, 
Bart, and Cicely, married to George Jones, of Abercothy, in 
Caermarthenfhire, Efq; 

Sir Edward Manfel, of Muddlefcombe, Bart, eldeft fon g^ 
Sir Anthony, fucceeded his grandfather in title and eftate, but 
dying without iiTue male, the title and eftate defcended to his 
coufin, Sir Richard, eldeft fon of Richard Manfel, Efq; (youngeft 
fon of Sir Francis) by Catharine, daughter and heir of Rees 
Morgan, of Ifchoed, Efq; beforementioned. 

Which Sir Richard Manfel, of Ifchoed, Bart, married a 
daughter and heir of Rees David, of Pentry-Eftill, in Glamor-* 
ganfhire, Efq; hy whom he had three fons, Sir Richard, Sir 
William, and Edward ; and three daughter 

Sir Richard Manfel, Bart, the eldeft fon, fucceeded his father 
in the title, and the Lordihip of Ifchoed, and Pentry-Eftill, and 
died in London, unmarried ; whereupon the dignity and eftate 
devolved upon his next brother, 

Sir William Manfel, Bart, who married Amy, eldeft daugh- 
ter of Sir Richard Cox, Lord-Chancellor of Ireland, by whom 
he had ilTue, two fons, Sir Richard, and William, and three 
daughters. 

Sir Richard Manfel, the eldeft fon, who fucceeded his father 
in dignity and eftate, married Rebecca, eldeft daughter of Wil- 
liam Ware, of Tarranalough, in the county of Corke, in Ireland, 
Efq; by whom he had two fons, William; and Edward, de- 
ceafed; likewife four daughters. On his death he was fucceed- 
ed by his only fon, 

Sir William Manfel, the prefent Baronet, who married Mary, 
only daughter of John Phlllppsj of Coedgain, in the county or* 

Caerrnar- 



238 PRIDEAUX, of Netherton. 

Carmarthen, Efq; by whom he has iilue, one fon, William, 
torn April 29, 1766. 

Aum-s. Argent,, a Chevron, between three Manehes, Sable, 

Crest. A Cap of Maintenance, enfiamed on the top, proper. 

Motto. hwd vult, valde vult. 

Chief Seats. Ifchoed, in Caermarthenfhire, and Woodftone 3 
in the county of Corke, in Ireland. 



. 51. Prideaux, of Netherton, Devonfhire. 
Created Baronet, July 17, 1622. 

*Tp H E name of Prideaux is of undoubted antiquity in the 
counties of Cornwall, and Devon; their firit refidence 
was at Prideaux-caftle, in the firft named county, where we 
find that Paganus de Prideaux, was feized of it, at the Norman 
conqueft, whofe fon, Richard, died anno 1122, to whom 
fucceeded Baldwin Prideaux, who died 1165; his fon, Nicho- 
las, Lord of Prideaux, died 1169, and left twins, Richardj 
and Herden, who married the daughter and heir of Ralph Or- 
charton, of Orcharton, in the parifh of Modbury, in Devonfliire, 
of whom hereafter. Paganus de Prideaux, had alio a fon Philip. 
Richard, fon of Richard, Lord of Prideaux, died 1250; his 
fon, Baldwin was Lord of Prideaux, to whom fucceeded 
Thomas, Lord of Prideaux, who married the daughter of Sir 
Philip Bodrigan, Knt. Pie was fucceeded by his fon Robert, 
Lord of Priceaux-caftle, who left a fon, Jeftery Prideaux, who 
was fucceeded by Roger Prideaux, who married Alicia, daugh- 
ter of Sir Richard Bodyford, Knt. Richard Prideaux, his fttc- 
cefTor, married Cecilia, daughter of Otes de Rupe, alias Roch 
or Rock, and dying 3 Edw. III. left a fon, Richard, who mar- 
ried Agnis, or Agrieta, daughter, or aunt, of Ralph Revill, 
Lord of Trevcrbiam, or Treverkin. This Richard died 19 
Edw. Ill, and left another Richard, married to Jane, daugh- 
ter of , who alfo dying 48 Edw. III. was fucceeded by 

his fon, Richard, who married Margery, daughter of John 
Collen, Lord ofCollen. He dying 11 Rich. II. left a daugh- 
ter, Jane, fole heir, who married Philip Arvas, by whom ih 
had Richard Arvas, Lord of Prideaux-caftle, who married Joan, 
daughter of Richard Metheroze, and left a daughter, Joan, his 
heir, who married Thomas Herle, of Weft Herle, in Nor- 
thumberland, Efq; Prideaux-caftle continued in the family till 
this time, Hen. VI. when it went away with this laft mar- 



riage. 



We 



P R I D E A U X, of Netherton. 239 

We now return to Herden Prideaux, (twin brother of 
Richard Prideaux, beforementioned,) who married the heirefs 
of Orcharton, and had ifTue, Sir Jeffery Prideaux, of Orcharton, 
Knt. who was fucceeded by Ralph, his fon, who married the 
daughter of Sir William Bigberry, of Bigberry, in Devon- 
fhire, Knt and left ifTue, Roger, who married Catharine, 
daughter and heir of Hugh, fon and heir of Sir Walter Tre- 
verbian, Knt. and had ilTue, Roger, who married Elizabeth, 
daughter and heir of Sir John Clifford, Knt. and was chofen 
one of the Knights of the Shire for the county of Devon, 
temp. Edw. III. By her he had, John Prideaux, of Orcharton, 
created Knight-Banneret, and was feveral times chofen Knight 
of the Shire for Devon: he marrried the daughter of Roger 
?v/Iortimer, Earl of March, by whom he had Piercy Prideaux, 
of Orcharton, alfo made Knight-Banneret, who married Ifa- 
bella, daughter of William Montacute, Earl of Salifbury, and 
King of the Ifle of Man, and had ifTue, Roger, and Sir John, 
who married Joan, daughter and fole heir of Gilbert Adefton, 
of Adefton, in the county of Devon, Efq; by whom he had, 
Giles Prideaux, of Adefton, who married the daughter, and 
heir of Gunftone, and was fucceeded by Sir John Pri- 
deaux, of Adefton, Knt. who had three wives ; I. Joan, daugh- 
ter and heir of Nicholas Bromford, of Bromford, in Devon ; 
2. a daughter of French, (by whom he had three daugh- 
ters, the nrft married to Somefter, and the third to John 

Fortcfcue) and 3. a daughter of John Shepton ; and was fuc- 
ceeded by William Prideaux, of Adefton, who had three wives; 
the rirft was a daughter of Hugh Mighelfton ; but had no 
ifTue ; his fecond wife was a daughter of John Fortefcue, Efq; 
bv whom he had ifTue daughters; his third wife was Alice, 
daughter and heir of Stephen GifFard, of Thewborough, in 
Devon, by whom he had ifTue, Sir Fowke Prideaux, who like- 
wife married twice; firft, Joan, daughter of Sir Richard Edge- 
combe, Knt. by whom he had no ifTue ; fecondly, Catharine, 
daughter of Sir Humphry Poynts, of Langley, in Devonfhire, 
Knt. by which laft marriage he had Humphry, his fuccefibr, 
and eight other Tons, who died without iffue : alfo fourdaugh- 
ters ; Elizabeth, married to Robert Yeo, of Shebber ; Alicia, 
to Thomas -, of Cornwall ; Margarctta, to John Wil- 
liams; and fecondly to Leonard Kernayn ; his fourth daughter, 
Jane, married Thomas HufTey, of Shipwick, in Dorfetfnire. 

He was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, Humphry Prideaux, of 
Thewborough, and Adefton, who alfo had two wives; firft, 
Jane, daughter of Richard Fowell, of Fowelfcombe, in Devon, 
Efq; 2. Edith, daughter of William Hutch, cf Aller, in 
Devon. By his firft wife, he left ifTue, Sir Richard Prideaux, 

of 



240 PRIDE A UX, of Netherton. 

of Thewborough, and Adefton, Knt. alfo two other fons^ 
William and Roger, of whom hereafter. Sir Richard, mar- 
ried, firft, Joan, daughter of Thomas Gilbert, by whom he 
had no ifiue ; his fecond wife was Catharine, daughter of Sir 
John Arundel, of Trerice, Knt. by whom he had iflue here- 
after mentioned ; his third wife was Mary, daughter of John 
Bevill, ofGarnack, who died without iiiue, By his fecond 
wife he left four ions* and two daughters ; Richard^ Humphry j 
John, and Robert 5 and Jane and Charity. 

Richard, the eldeft fon, married Grace, daughter and heir 
of Nicholas Carminor^ of Nefpine, in Cornwall ; by whom he 
left five fons and five daughters ; Jonathan, Charles, Huo-h, 
Francis, and Benjamin j Elizabeth, Phil ippa, Prudence, Jane, 
and Sufan. 

Jonathan, the eldeft fon and fucceifor, nlarried Winifred, 
daughter and coheirefs of Triftram Gorges, of Batfhcad, Devon, 
by whom he had ifTue one fon, Richard, his heir, aged fourteen* 
162c; alfo four daughters, Grace, Ann, Zenobia, and Mar- 
garet. Here this line ended, at leaft in the male defcent. 

We now return to the two fons of Humphry Prideaux, be- 
fore mentioned, William ; and Roger Prideaux, of Soldon^, 
Efq; who was in confiderable employments, and High Sheriff 
of Devonfhire, the beginning of Queen Elizabeth's reign. He 
married Philippa, daughter of Sir Richard York, Knt. Ser- 
jeant at Law, and had ifl'ue two fons, Nicholas, anceftor to 
to the Prideaux's, of Soldon, and Edrnohd. 

Which Edmond, * ftudied the law in the Inner-Temple, 
where he contented nor hirhfelf with the formalities of a 
ftudent, that is, with gown, cap, and commons in the hallj 
but fo diligently applied to his bufinefs, that he became very 
eminent for his {kill and learning in that profeffion, fo that 

* in 40 Eliz. he was autumn-reader of his houfe, and 6 Jac. L 

* he became Treafurer of the fame, and in the thirteenth of 
5 the fame rfeigri, he was double reader.' He made a great 
figure in the Law* and raifed a large eftate in the counties of 
Devon, and Cornwall; and was* by King James J. advanced 
to the dignity of a Baronet. He married three wives ; firft* 
Bridget, daughter of Sir John Chichefter, of Raleigh, in 
Devon, Knt. by whom he had three daughters, Tabitha, mar- 
ried to Thomas Ay 1 worth, of Cornwall, L f q ; Sarah, to John 
Fortefcue, of Fallow-pit, in Devon, Efq; and Admonition, to 
John Moyk, of Bake, in Cornwall, Eiq; 

Sir Edmond's fecond wife was, Catharine, daughter of Piers 
Edgecombe, of Mount Edgecombe, Efq; by whom he left two 



* 



fons, Sir Pete: his fucccilbr, of whom hereafter, and Edm< 
Prideaux", of Foi'd-Abby, Efqj This Gentleman was bred 



and Edmond 
to 

the 



P R I D E A U X, of Netherton. 241 

the law, and c of (o great reputation, as well for zeal to ieli- 
4 gion, as fkill in the law, it is not ftrange, he was chofen a 

* member of that which was called the Long Parliament, 
4 wrurein he became a very leading man; for, ftriking in with 
4 the prevailing party of thofe times, (though he never joined 
4 with them in fitting upon the life of his Sovereign) he grew 

* up to great wealth and dignity : he was made Commiihoner 
4 to the Great Seal, worth 1500I. per ann. and by ordinance 
4 of Parliament, did practice within the bar, as one of the 
' King's council, worth 5000I. per ann. after that, he was 
4 Attorney-General, worth what he pleafed to make it, and 
4 then, Poft-mafler-general for all the inland letters, which, at 
4 fix-pence the letter, as they went in thofe days, was worth 
4 15000I. per ann. from all which rich employments, he 

* acquired a great eftate, and among other things, purchafed 
4 the abby of Ford, lying in the parifh of Thorncombe, in 
4 Devonfhire, where he built a noble new houfe, out of the 
c ruins of the old, which he left unto Edmond Prideaux, Efq; 
4 his only fon, by his fecond wife, the daughter and coheir of 
Every, of Cottey, in SomerfetfhLe, Efq; (for, his firft 

* wife, the daughter of Collins, of Ottery St. Mary, in 

4 Devon, died without ilTue,) which Edmond, by Amy, his 

' wife, daughter and coheir of John Fraunces, of Combeflory, 

4 in Somerfetfhire, Efq; had ifTue, Elizabeth, married to John 

: Speke, of White-Lackington, in Somerfetfhire, Efq; who 

4 died without ifiue ; and Margaret, his only furviving daugh- 

' ter, married, 169c, unto Francis Gwyn, of Lanfanor, in 

4 Glamorganlhire, Efq;' Member in feveral Parliaments for the 

city of Wells, by whom (lie had feveral children, whofe eldeft 

furviving fon and heir, Francis Gwyn, of Ford-Abby, Efq; 

married a filter of Thomas Pitt, of Boconnock, in Cornwall, 

Efq; 

Sir Edmond Prideaux, Bart, beforementioned, married to 
his third Lady, Mary, daughter of Richard Reynell, of Eaft- 
Ogwell, and relicl: of Arthur Fowell, of Fowelfcombe, both 
in Devonfhire, Efqrs. by whom he left no iflue. Sir Edmond 
died at Netherton, in Devonfhire, March, 28, 1628. 

Sir Peter Prideaux, Bart, his eldeft fon and fucceflbr, mar- 
ried Sufanna, daughter of Sir Anthony Poulet, Knt. fifter of 
John, the firft Lord Poulet, of Hinton St. George, by whom 
he had three fons, Edmund, and John, who both died un- 
married before their father ; and Sir Peter, his fucceflbr ; alfo 
two daughters, Margaret, married to Thomas Drew, of the 
Grange, in Devonfhire, Efq; and Mary ; and dying in th 
vear 1682, was fucceeded in dignity and eftate, by his youngeft 
Ion, 

Vc*. I. R Sir 



242 P R I D E A U X, of Nethertori. 

Sir Peter Prideaux, Bart, who married the Lady Elizabeth 
Granville, daughter of the immortal Sir Bevil Granville, of 
Stow, in Cornwall, Knt. and filler to John, Earl of Bath, 
(all the children of Sir Bevil were ennobled, and to take 
place and precedency as Earls daughters, by the patent to John, 
Earl of Bath,) by whom he had ifTue four fons, Sir Edmond, 
his fucceffor ; Peter, Fellow of All-Souls College, Oxford ; 
John, who married Anne, daughter and heir of Humphry 
Prideaux, of Soldon, in Devonfhire, Efq; and Roger, who 
died without ifTue, alfo feveral daughters ; of which, , 
married Sir William Drake, of Afh, in Devonfhire, Bart, 
and another, the Rev. Mr. Harwood. Sir Peter, dying in 
November 1705, was fucceeded in dignity and eftate, by his 
eldeft fon, 

Sir Edmond Prideaux, Bart, who reprefented the borough 
of Tregony, in Cornwall, in the laft Parliament of Queen 
Anne, and firft of King George I. He married three wives; 
firft, Sufanna, daughter of James Winftanly, of Branfton, in 

Leicefterfhire, Efq; relief of Auftin, of Durhams, in 

Middlefex, Efq; by whom he had two fons, and a daughter, 
viz. Sir Edmond, his fuccefTor; and Peter, who married twice; 
firft, Sufanna, widow of Richard Coffin, Efq; and daughter 

of Kellond, Efq; by whom he had a daughter and heir, 

Sufanna, married to Charles Evelyn, Efq; fecond fon of Sir 
John Evelyn, Bart, fecondly, Dorothea, eldeft daughter of 
Clement Pettit, of Dentyleon, in the Ifle of Thanet, in Kent, 
Efq; by whom he had no ifTue, and died before his elder 
brother, Sir Edmond ; Sufanna, the daughter, was the firft 
wife of Phineas Cheek, Efq; Sir Edmond's fecond lady was, 
Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of George Saunderfon, of 
Thorefby, in the county of Lincoln, Efq; and grand daughter 
of Nicholas Saunderfon, Lord Vifcount Caftleton, by whom 
he had only one child, Sir John, fucceffor to his brother: his 
third wife was, Mary, daughter of Spencer Vincent, Efq; 
Alderman of London, relict of Sir John Rogers, of Wifdom, 
in Devonfhire, Barr. by whom he had no ifTue; and dying, 
Feb. 17 19, was fucceeded indignity and eftate by his eldeft 
fon, by the firft marriage, 

Sir Edmond Prideaux, Bart, who married two wives; firft, 
A4ary, daughter of Samuel Reynardfon, of Hillingdon, in 
Middlefex, Efq; by whom he had only one daughter, Mary, 
married to James Winftaniey, of Branfton, near Leicefter, Efq; 
his fecond wife was, Anne, daughter of Philip Hawkins, of 
Pennans, in Cornwall, Efq; by whom he left only one daugh- 
ter, Anne, married to John Pendarvis BaiTet, of Treheady, in 
Cornwall, Efq; who died Sept. 25, 1739- Sir Edmund, 

dying 



P R I D E A U X, of Netherton. 243 

dying Feb. 26, 1728-9, without ifiue male, was fucceeded in 
honour and eftate, by his half-brother, 

Sir John Prideaux^ of Netherton, who married Anne, eldeft 
daughter of John, Lord Vifcount Lifburne, (by the Lady 
Mallet Wilmot, his wife, daughter of John Wilmot, Earl of 
Rochefter,) who died Dec. 1767, by whom he had three fons 
and two daughters: 1. Sanderfon, who was killed at Cartha- 
gena, April, 1741. 2. John, who was a Brigadier General, 
and killed at Niagara, in 1759. (He married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Rolt, of Saycombe, in Hertfordfhire, Efq; and 
fifter to Sir Edward-Baynton Rolt of Wiltshire. They had 
IfTue Sir John Wilmot Prideaux, the prefent Baronet; Edward 
Baynton, who is id the navy; Edmund, now at fchool ; and 
one daughter, Elizabeth.) 3. Peter, now living, and unmar- 
ried. Sir John's daughters were Elizabeth, (married to Ed- 
ward Chichefter, of Northover, Somerfetfhire, Efq;) and Ann 
living, and unmarried. Sir John died in Auguft, 1766, and 
was fucceeded by his grandfon, 

Sir John-Wilmot Prideaux, the prefent Baronet, who is in 
the army, and unmarried. 

Arms. Six Coats. 1. Or, a Chevron, Sable; over all a 
File of three Larnbeaux, Gules. 2. Party per Pale, Argent 
arid Gules, three Caftles, counterchanged. 3. Barry of fix* 
Or, and Azure ; a Chief, Argent. 4. Or, three Fufils in 
Fefs, Sable. 5. Azure, a Bend, Sable. 6. Cheeky, Or, and 
Azure, a Bend, Gules. 

Crest. On a Cap of Dignity, a Saracen's Head in Profile, 
couped at the Shoulders, proper. 

Supporters. Two Knights Templars, habited and attired, 
and holding in their Right Hands a Staff, on the Top of which 
is the Crofs of St. John of Jerufalem, all proper. 

Seat. At Netherton, in Devonihire; 



52. Hesilrige, of Nofely, Leicefterfhire. 

Created Baronet, July 21, 1622. 

THIS ancient family are descended from Simon de Hafel- 
rig, Lord of Wettiflade, and Weft-Brunton, in Nor- 
thumberland, to whom King Edward I. gave the manors of 
Yetham-Corbet, and Yetham-Maine, in the county of Rox- 
burgh, 9 Edw. I. 

His fon, Simon de Hefilrig, was father of William de 
Hefilrig, of Fawdon, in Northumberland, 36 Edw. III. and 

R 2 10 Rich. 



244 H E S I L R I G E, of Nofely. 

10 Rich. II. and by Joan, his wife, had ifTue, Thomas, 
20 Rich. II. who married Ifabel, daughter and coheir of Sir 
Ros;er Heron, Knt. by Margaret, daughter of Sir Ralph Has- 
tings, Knt. which Margaret, was foleheir to her mother, Ifabel, 
daughter of Sir Robert de SadingLon, Knt. By this match, the 
Nofely eftate came into the family. Thomas Hafelrig, of 
Nofelv, Efq; fon and heir, was High Sheriff of Leicefter- 
fhire, 16 Hen. VII. He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Broket, and died 1467. 

William Hafelrig, Efq; fon and heir of Thomas, married 
Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Thomas Staunton, of Staun- 
ton- Harold, in Leicefterihire, Efq; and died 14 Edw. IV. 

1473- 

Thomas Hafelrig, Efq; his fon and heir, was 'Squire of the 

body to Henry VII I. 15 15. He married Lucia, daughter and 

heir of Thomas Entwiliell, Efq; and died 1525, having had 

eighteen children, viz. ten fons, and eight daughters. 

Bertin Hafelrig, of Nofely, Efq; 1563, his fon and heir, 
married Anne, daughter of John Southill, of Stockerfton, in 
Leicefterihire, Efq; and was father of Miles Hafilrig, Efq; 
who, by Bridget, daughter of Sir Thomas Griffin, of Bray- 
brooke, in Northamtonftnre, Knt. (who was remarried to 
William Lane, of Cottefbrooke, Efq;) had iiTue, Thomas, his 
fon and heir, who to< k to wife, Urfula, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Andrews, of Charwelton, in Northamptonfhire, Knt. 
(by Catharine, his firft wife, daughter of Edward Cave, of 
Newbold-Revel, in Warwickfhire, Efq;) and had ifTue, 

Sir Thomas Hafelrig, of Nofely, Knt. High Sheriff of the 
county of Leicefter, 10 Jac. I. and advanced to the dignity of 
a Baronet, 20 Jac. I. He married Frances, daughter and heir 
of Sir William Gorges, of Alderton, in Northamptonfhire, 
Knt. and had ifTue, eight fons, and fix daughters. He died 
January u, 1629, aged fixty-fix, and his Lady, 1638, and 
was fucceeded in dignity and eftate, by his eldeft furviving 
fon, 

Sir Arthur Hafelrige, Bart, who reprefented the county of 
Leicefter, in Parliament, 1640. Sir Arthur, married two wives; 
1. Frances, daughter of Thomas Elmes, of Lilford,in North- 
amptonfhire, Efq; by whom he had two fons, Sir Thomas, 
his fucceftbr, and another who died before him; and two daugh- 
ters : This Lady, dying 1632, he married to his fecond wife, 
Dorothy, fifter' to Robert Grcvile, Lord Broke, Baron of 
Beauchamp- court, by whom he had three fons, though only 
one, Sir Robert, hereafter mentioned, furvived him ; and five 
-laughters. Sir Arthur, died 1660, and his fecond Lady, Jan. 
28, 1650. Fiances, one of Sir Arthur's daughters, married 

Sir 



HESILRIGE, of Nofely. 245 

Sir William Humble, of Twickenham, in Middlefex, Bart, 
to whom fhe was firft wife. 

Sir Thomas Hefilrige, Bart, his only furviving fon by the 
firft marriage, fucceeJed him in dignity and eftate, and mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of George Fenwick, of 
Brunton-hall, in Northumberland, Efq; and had iilue one fon, 
Sir Thomas, his fucceflbr, and three daughters ; of which, 
Mary married Francis Blith, of Allefly, in Warwickshire, Efq; 
and Arabella, Rawfon Hart, Efq; Sir Thomas, died Feb. 24, 
1680, aged fifty- fi'/e, and his Lady, May 30, 1673. 

Sir Thomas Hefilrige, Bart, his only fon and fucceiTor, 
ferved in Parliament for the county of Leicefter, 1690, and 
died unmarried, July 11, 1700, aged thirty-fix; whereupon 
the dignity and eftate devolved upon his uncle, Sir Robert, 
the only furviving fon of Arthur, by the fecond venter. 

Which Sir Robert Hefilrige, Bart, married Bridget, daugh- 
ter of Sir Samuel Rolle, of Heanton, in Devonftvire, Knt. by 
whom he had four fons, who all died unmarried, in his life- 
time, but one fon, Sir Robert, his fucceflbr; and four daugh- 
ters, who all died unmarried, before him, except one daugh- 
ter, who died June 10, 1720. Sir Robert died May 22, 
1713, and his Lady, July 26, 1697, and was fucceeded in 
dignity and eftate, by his only furviving fon, 

Sir Robert Hefilrige, Bart, who married Dorothy, fecond 
daughter of Banafter, Lord Maynard, and died May 19, 
1721, leaving one fon, Sir Arthur, his fucceiTor, and a daugh- 
ter, Dorothy, married to the Reverend Mr. Battel, of Hert- 
fordfhire. 

Sir Arthur Hefirige, only fon and fucceiTor to his father, 
married, June, 1725, Hannah, daughter of Mr. Sturges, by 
whom he had feveral fons and daughters, of whom, 

Sir Robert Hefilrige, was his fucceiTor in Title, and is the 
prefent Baronet. Charles, the youngeft fon of Sir Arthur, is 
married to Sarah, daughter of Mr. Wall, in Ireland, and en- 
joys the family eftate by the will of his father. 

Arms. Argent, a Chevron, between three Hafel Leaves, 
vert. 

Crest. On a Chapeau, Gules, lined ermine, a Scot's Head, 
"proper. 

Supporters. On the Dexter Side, a Stag, proper; on the 
Sinifter, a Talbot, Argent, pied Sable, and gorged with a 
plain Collar, Gules. 

Mo.TTO. Pro Aris it Focls. 



R 3 53. Burton, 



246 B U R T O N, of Stockerfton, 
$%. Burton, of Stockerfton, Leicefterfhire, 

Created Baronet, July 22, 1622. 

Hp H E firft I find mentioned of this ancient family, which 
A had formerly large poflefiions, and were of great efteem, 
and reputation in the counties of Rutland and Leicefter, is, 
Henry, fon of Richard de Burtone. 

Nicholas de Burton was Knight of the Shire, 9 Edw. IT. 
He died 49 Edw. III. leaving ilTue, (by Eleanor, his wife,), 
Sir Thomas de Burton, Knt. Knight of the Shire for Rutland, 
I Rich. II. High Sheriff" of Rutland, 1379, and ferved again 
in Parliament, in 3 and 5 Rich. II. Sir Thomas* died, 8 Rich. II. 
and left iffue, by Margaret, daughter of Thomas Grenham, 
Sir Thomas Burton, Knight, High Sheriff of the county 
O:" Rutland, four times, viz. 4 and 8 Henry V. and 1 and 
6 Hen. VI. He married the daughter of Simon Lou the, and 
was father of Thomas, High Sheriff of Rutland, 18 Hen. VI. 
who had two wives ; firft, a daughter of Sir Robert Brabafon, 
Knt. by whom he had a fon, that died young, By his fecond 
wife, the daughter of Sir Hugh Bufhey, Knt. he was father of 
William, whofe wife was the daughter of John Folville, of 
Afhby-Folville, in Leicefterfhire, Efq; John Burton, of Up- 
pingham, in Rutlandfhire, Efq; his fon and heir, married the 
daughter of Thomas Baling; by her he had a fon, Thomas, 
who was knighted by King Henry VIII. and took to wife the 
daughter of Ralph Lowe, of Denbigh, in Derbyihire, Efq; 
by whom he had John Burton, of Braunfton, Efq; who died 
iQueen Mary, leaving iffue by the daughter of Black- 
well, William, his fon, of the fame place, who married Alice, 
daughter of Richard Peck, of Ridlington, in Rutlandfhire, by 
whom he had three fons ; 1. John Burton, of whom hereafter ; 
2. Bartin Burton, of Okeham, Efq; anceftor to thole of that 
place, and of Exton ; 3. Simon Burton, of Braunfton, Efq; 
anceftor of that line. 

John Burton, eldtft fon and heir, was of Stockerfton : he 
married Anne, daughter and heir of Thomas Digby, of Coats, 
Efq; (fon of Lybeus Digby, of Coats, and Lurfenham, Efq; 
a founh brother to Sir Simon Digby, of Coleftiill,) and had 
ifiue, 

Thomas Burton, Efq; who having been knighted, was after- 
wards, viz. 20 James I. further advanced to the higher title of 
a Baronet. He had two wives ; firft, Philippa, daughter of 
H< -nry Co.bham, alias Brook, Efq; grand daughter of George, 
Lord Cobham, and relict of Walter Calverley, of Calverley, 



DRAKE, of Buckland. 247 

in Yorkfhire, Efq; by whom he had only three daughters, 
Anne, firft wife of Sir Abel Barker, of Hambleton, in Rut- 
landfhire, Bart. Elizabeth, and Frances, who died unmarried. 
By his fecond Lady, Anne, daughter of Robert Reynolds, of 
London, Gent, he left his only fon and fuccefTor, 

Sir Thomas Burton, of Stockerfton, Bart, who eminently 
diftinguifhed himfelf in behalf of King Charles I. fuffered fe- 
queftration ai.d imprifonment for the royal caufe : and, by 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Prettyman, of Lodington, in 
Leicefterfhire, Bart, of Nova Scotia, (who was remarried to 
Sir William Halford, of Welham, in Leicefterfhire, Knt.) 
he had, Sir Thomas, his fuccefTor, and John, who died with- 
out ifTae. 

Sir Thomas Burton, Bart, who fucceeded in the dignity and 
eftate, married Anne, eldeft daughter of Sir Thomas Clutter- 
buck, of London, and of Blakefware, in Hertfordihire, Knt. 
and dying 1735, was buried at Newark, in Nottinghamshire. 
This Sir Thomas, fold the Stockerfton eftate, to Sir Charles 
Duncomb, Knt. He left two fons, Charles and Thomas. 

Sir Charles Burton, his eldeft fon, fucceeded him in the 
dignity, and is the prefent Baronet. 

Arms. Sable, on a Chevron, a Crefcent, between three 
Owls, Argent, crowned, Or. 

Crest. On a Torce, an Owl, as in the Arms. 



54. Drake, of Buckland, Devonshire. 

Created Baronet, Auguft 2, 1622. 

*~V H E firft we find mentioned of this family, is John Drake, 
of Taviftock, in Devonshire, afterwards Vicar of Upnor, 
in that county, who fled into Kent. temp. Hen. VIII. for fear 
of the fiH .articles, wherein the fting of Poperv ftill remained, 
though the teeth thereof were knocked out, and the Pope's 
Supremacy abolifhed. He had two fons, Francis, and Thomas: 
the eldeft fon was, Sir Francis Drake, (having that chriftkm 
name from his godfather, Francis, Earl of Bedford,) knighted 
by Queen Elizabeth, on fhipboard, at Deptford, 158 1 ; he re- 
prefented Boftiney, in Cornwall, 27 Eliz. and Plymouth, in 
Devonshire, 35th of that reign. Mr. Camden calls him, the 
greateft Captain of the age, in maritime atchievements : his 
blocking up the bay of Mexico, for two years together, with 
continual defeats of the Spaniards ; his failing quite round the 

K 4 wcrlJ, 



248 DRAKE, of Buckknd. 

world, with great conduct and bravery, and change of fortune, 
and his other naval achievements, which made him fo famous 
and memorable, are fitter for a hiftory and volume by itfelf, 
than a defign of this nature. He married Elizabeth, only 
daughter of Sir George Sydenham, of Combe-Sydenham, in 
Somerfetfhire, Knt. (who furviving him, afterwards married 
William Courtenay, of Powderham-caftle, in Devonfhire, 
Efq;) and dying Jan. 28, 1595, without ifliie, left a large 
eilate to his nephew, Francis Drake, Efq; fon and heir of his 

brother, Thomas, by Elizabeth, daughter of Gregory, 

which Thomas, had alfo a daughter, Elizabeth, married to 
John Bampfylde, of Poltimore, in Devonfhire, Efq; 

Francis Drake, Efq; before mentioned, was advanced to 
the dignity of a Baronet, 20 Jac. I. and in 25 of that reign, 
he was Reprefentative in Parliament for Plympton, in that 
county, and 3 Car. I. Knight of the Shire for Devon. He 
married two wives ; firft, Jane, daughter of Sir Amias Bamp- 
fylde, of Poltimore, in Devonshire, Knt. by whom he had one 
daughter, Dorothy, that died an infant ; fecondly, Joan, daugh- 
ter of Sir William Strode, of Newnham, in Devonfhire, Knt. 
by whom he had four fons ; 1. Sir Francis, his fucceffor ; 

2. Thomas, who married the daughter of Grimes, Efq; 

and was father of Sir Francis, hereafter mentioned-; 3. 

Drake, of Ivybridge ; and 4. Jofeph. 

Sir Francis Drake, Bart, eldeft fon and heir, fucceeded his 
father in title and eltate : he ferved in Parliament for Newport, 
in Cornwall, and Beer-Alfton, in Devonfhire, temp. Car. II. 

and married Dorothy, daughter of Pym, of Brymmore, 

in Somerfetfhire, Efq; but dying without illue, was fucceed- 
ed in dignity and eftate by his nephew, 

Sir Francis Drake, Bart, before mentioned, who ferved in 
Parliament for Taveftock, temp. Car. II. and again, temp. 
William and Mary. He had three wives ; firft, Dorothy, 
daughter of Sir John Bampfylde, of Poltimore, Bart, fecondly, 
Anne, daughter and coheir of Thomas Boon, ^pf Mount- 
Boon, in Devonfhire, Efq; and had no ifTue by either of them ; 
and thirdly, a daughter of Sir Henry Pollexfen, Knt. Lord 
Chief j'uftice of the Common-Pleas, by whom he had a daugh- 
ter, married to Thomas Martin, Efq; one of the Judges of 
the counties of Carnarvon, Merioneth, and Anglefea, alfo his 
fon and fuccellbr, 

Sir Francis-Henry Drake, Bart, who reprefented the borough 
of Taveftock in the two Parliaments of King George I. and 
ferved again for the fame borough, in the firfl Parliament call- 
ed by his late Majefty, and was afterwards elecled for Beeral- 

fton, in Devonfhire. He married , daughter of Samuel 

Heath- 



S K I P W I T H, of Preftwould. 24? 

Heathcote, of Hurfley, in Hampfhire, Efq; fitter to Sir Wil- 
liam Heathcote, Bart, and died Jan. 26, 1739-40, aged forty- 
feven, leaving iffue three fons and two daughters, viz. Sir 
Francis-Henry, his fucceffor j Francis-William, and Samuel ; 
Anne, and Sophia. 

Sir Francis-Henry Drake, his eldeft Ton and fucceffor, is the 
prefent Baronet, and Member of Parliament for Beeralfton. 

Arms. Sable, a Fefs wavy, between the two Pole-Stars, 
Argent. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Ship, under Ruff, drawn round a 
Globe, with a Cable-rope, by a Hand out of the Clouds, 
with this Motto over it, Auxillo divine $ and under it, Sic par- 



vis 'magna. 



Seat. At Buckland-Monachorum, near Taveftock, in 
Devonfhire. 



55. Skipwith, of Preftwould, Leicefterfhire. 

Created Baronet, Dec. 20, 1622. 

Tjp O R the antiquity and defcent of this ancient family, fee 
* Skipwith, of Newbold-hall, in Warwickfhire, Vol. II. 
which is the eldeft branch of this family. 

The branch we are now to treat of, defcends from Sir Wil- 
liam Skipwith, Knt. Sheriff of Lincolnfhire, 18 Hen. VIII. 
who, by his fecond Lady, Alice, daughter and heir of Sir 
Lyonel Dymock, of Scrivelfby, in Lincolnfhire, Knight, had 
iffue, 

Henry Skipwith, Efq; his only fon, who married Jane, 
daughter of Francis Hall, of Grantham, in Lincolnfhire, Efq; 
by whom he had four fons; 1. Sir William, of whom here- 
after ; 2. George, flain at Bomwell, in Hollandia, without 
iffue ; 3. Francis, who died without iffue ; and 4. Henry, of 
Knighthorp, in Leictfterfhire, who, by Jane, daughter of 
Leonard Afton, of Longdon, in Staffordfhire, Efq; left iffue. 
Sir William, had alio eight daughters ; 1. Jane, married to 
William Samwell, of Upton, in Northamptonfhire ; 2. Urfula, 
married to Edward Afcough, of Cotham, in Lincolnfhire ; 
3. Margaret, married to Matthew Saunders, of Shankton, in 
Leicefterfhire, Efqrs. 4. Catharine, married to Sir Walter 
Afcough, of Blithburgh, in Lincolnfhire, Knt. 5. Dorothy, 
married to John Woodward, of Botelers-Marfton, in War- 
wickfhire; 6. Bridget, married to Walter Afcough, of Wafh- 
ingburgh, Lincolnfhire; 7. Anne, married to Henry Smith, 

of 



250 S K I P W I T H, of Preftwould. 

of Withcock, in Leicefterfhire ; and 8 Elizabeth, married 
to Thomas Harrington, of South Witham, in Lincolnlhire, 
Efqrs. 

Sir William Skipwith, Knt. his eldeft fon, Dominus de Cotes, 
in Leicefterfhire, married Margaret, daughter of Roger Cave, 
of Stanford, in Northamptonfhire, Efq; by whom he had three 
fons; i. Sir Henry; 2. George, who died without iflue; 
3. Thomas, who married the daughter of John Bluet, of Ha- 
lafton, in Lincolnfhire, and left iflue : alio three daughters, 
I. Jane, married to George, fon and heir of George Throck- 
morton, of Fulbrooke, in Oxfordfhire, Efq; 2. Anne, married 
to Edward Pate, fon and heir of Henry Pate, of Eye-Ketileby, 
in Leicefterfhire, Efq; and 3. Elizabeth, married to Sir John 
Pate, of Sifonby, in Leicefterfhire, Bart, brother of Edward, 

Sir Henry Skipwith, Knt. the eldeft fon, was feated at 
Preftwould, in Leicefterfhire, and was advanced to the dignity 
of a Baronet, by King James I. He married the third daugh- 
ter and coheir of Sir Thomas Kempe, of Kent, Knt. by 
whom he had four fons, and two daughters ; 1. William, who 
died, vita patrisy without iflue ; 2. Sir Henry, fucceflbr to his 
father 3 3. Thomas, who died without iflue ; 4. Sir Grey, of 
whom hereafter; alfo Elizabeth, and Diana. 

Sir Henry Skipwith, Bart, eldeft furviving fon, and fuccefTor 
to his father, died unmarried foon after him, whereupon the 
title and eftate went to his next furviving brother, 

Sir Grey Skipwith, Bart, who, in the time of the rebellion 
in England, after the death of King Charles I. went, with 
feveral other Gentlemen, over to Virginia, to avoid the Ufur- 
oer, Cromwell, and there married, and left only one fon, 

Sir William Skipwith, Bart, who alfo married in Virginia, 
and in the year 1730, was about fixty years of age, and had 
eight children, and was fucceeded in the title, by his eldeft 
(on, 

Sir Grey Skipwith, who alfo refidcd in Virginia. 
Sir William Skipwith, his Succeflbr, died at Virginia, in 
1764, and was fucceeded by, 

Sir Peyton Skipwith, the prefent Baronet, who alfo refides 
in Virginia. 

Arms. Argent, three Bars, Gules ; in Chief, a Greyhound, 
currant, Sable, collared, Or. 

Chest. On a Wreath, a Reel, proper. 



56. Playters 3 



PLAYTERS, of Sotterley, 251 
56. Playters, of Sotterley, Suffolk. 

Created Baronet, Aug. 13, 1623, 

HT HIS family hath been of good antiquity in the counties 
* of Norfolk, and Suffolk, as appears by old deeds, and re^ 
cords, relating to the family. 

The firfc we find mentioned in their pedigree is, Thomas 
Playters, of Thorndon, in Suffolk, Efq; who was father of 
Thomas Playters, of Thorndon, and Sotterley, Efq; who 
died Sept. 21, 1479 \ he held Welborne manor and advow- 
fon, in Norfolk ; Sotterley, and Ugfhall manor, in Suffolk ; 
and lies buried in Sotterley church. By Anne, filler and heir 
of Roger Denny, of Tatington, in Suffolk, Efq; he left iffue, 
William Playters, Efq; his fon and heir, who lived 22 Ed. IV. 
1483, and died Nov. II, 1512. Ke married Jane, daughter of 
Sir Edmond Jenny, of Knotmall, in Suffolk, Knt. and had 
five fons ; four died unmarried ; Chriftopher, the fifth, who 
lived 7 Hen. VII. 1492, and died Sept. 11, 1 Edw. VI. He 
married two wives, firft, Dorothy, fifter and coheir to William 
Aflack, of Carrow, in Norfolk, Efq; by whom he had one 
fon, Thomas : fecondly, Anne, daughter of William Read, of 
Beccles, in Suffolk, Efq; by whom he had feveral children. 

Thomas, his fon and heir, living 32 Hen. VIII, died Sep- 
tember 9, 1572 ; by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Jermyn, of Rufhbrooke, in Suffolk, Knt, (and Anne, 
his wife, daughter of Thomas Spring, of Lanham, in Suffolk, 
Efq;) he had ilTue, William Playters, of Sotterley, Efq; who 
died June, 1584. He had four wives, 1. Thomafine, daugh- 
ter of George Duke, of Frenfe, Efq; 2. Elizabeth, daughter 
of Thomas Timperley, of Hintlefham, in Suffolk, Efq; (and 
Audrey, his wife, daughter of Sir Nicholas Hare, Knt. Mailer 
of the Rolls ;) 3. Thomafine, daughter and coheir of Edmund 
Tirrell, of Beches, in Effex, Efq; and 4. Mary, daughter 
and coheir of William Drake, of Hardley, in Norfolk, Efq; 
two of which left no male iffue, and the iffue of the fourth 
failed, after two defcents ; but by his iecond wife, (Elizabeth 
Timperley,) he had iffue, 

Sir Thomas Playters, High Shei iff of Suffolk, 1^05, knight- 
ed at Newmarket, OcT:. 19, 1606, and advanced to the dignity 
of Baronet, 21 Jac. I. 

This Sir Thomas married two wives ; firft, Anne, daugh- 
ter of Sir William Swan, of Southfket, in Kent, Knt. by 
whom he had, Sir William, his fucceftbr, Thomas, and Eliza- 
beth, who died infants, and Frances, married to Hamond 

Bozown, 



252 P L A Y T E R S, of Sotterley. 

Bozown, of Wifingfet, in Norfolk, Efq; Sir Thomas's fecond 
wife was, Anne, daughter of Sir Anthony Jrowne, of Elfinge, 
in Norfolk, Knt. by whom he had feveral children, viz. An- 
thony, Francis, and William, who died young ; Thomas, 
married to Mary, daughter of Sir Auguftine Palgrave, of Nor- 
wood Berningham, in Norfolk, Knt. and died without iffue - 9 
(his relict married, fecondly, Thomas Well, Efq;) Sir Lionel, 
of whom hereafter ; Anthony; and Roger, who died without 
iiTue; John, married to Camilla, daughter of Thomas Browne, 
of Elfinge, Efq; Elizabeth, married to Sir Stephen Soame, of 
Haidon-hall, in ElTex, Knt. Judith, wedded to Richard JMofely, 
Efqj Lydia, to Henry Warner, of Mildenhall, in Suffolk, Efq; 
Parnel, to John Harbonne, of Barfham, Efq; Anne, to Ed- 
ward Barnwell, of Hylamn, Efq; and Anne, to George Gent, 
of Bumftead, in Effex, Efq; belides others that died young or 
unmarried. Sir Thomas, died, June, 1638, and was fuc- 
ceeded in dignity and eftate by his eldeft fon by the firft mar- 
riage, 

Sir William Playters, Bart, who was Deputy-Lieutenant, 
Vice-Admiral of the county of Suffolk, and Colonel of a regi- 
ment of foot, till turned out by the rebels : he married Frances, 
daughter and heir of Chriftopher Le Grys, of Billingford, in 
Norfolk, Efq; by whom he had only one fon, Sir Thomas, 
his fucceflbr. 

Sir Thomas Playters, Bart, only fon and heir, was High 
Sheriff of Suffolk, 1646, and made Colonel of a regiment of 
cuirafiiers, of five hundred horfe, 19 Car I. He was alfo Ad- 
miral of fix Englifh fhips, the Eagle, Lion, Spahee, Hunter, 
Fortune, and another, commiffioned by Don Juan de Auftria. 
He married Rebecca, daughter and coheir of Thomas Chap- 
man, of Wormley, in Hertfordfhire, Efq; (who furviving him, 
was firft remarried to Richard Lucy, Efq; a younger branch of 
the Lucy's, of Charlecote, in Warwickihire, and afterwards, 
to Sir Rowland Lytton, of Knebworth, in Hertfordlhire, Knt.) 
by whom he had no iffue, and dying at Meffina, in Sicily, 
1 65 1, aged thirty-five, was fucceeded by his half brother, 
Sir Lyonel, only furviving fon of Sir Thomas, by his fecond 
marriage. 

Which Sir Lyonel Playters, Bart, when the title and eftate 
came to him, was Rector of Ugfliall, in Suffolk, and of whom 
Mr. Walker fays, ' His troubles began with the rebellion ; 
* for, in 1642, they brake open his ftable-doors, plundered 

* him of two very good horfes; and when he had the confi- 
dence to demand "by what authority they did it, they replied, 

* Piftol the Parfon, and fired two or more piftols at him. 
c June 20, 1644, articles were exhibited againft him before 

c the 



PLAYTERS, of Sotterley. 253 

the Sequeftrators, under the Earl of Manchefter ; the fub- 
ftance of which, as entered in the proceedings of thofe Se- 
queftrators, was his obferving the rules and orders prefcribed 
by the church, preaching up fubmiflion to his Majefty, in- 
veighing earneftly againft the rebellion, refufing the covenant, 
keeping company with one, who afterwards, as it was re- 
ported, went to the cavalier, popifh army, and faying, that 
he had a parcel of hemp to fell, and hoped it would bear a 
good price; becaufe, if the times continued, a great many 
would want hanging ; and that, rather than fail, he would 
ofive it to the King, to hang up the round-heads. 
' The fentence of fequeftration patted upon him, if I miftake 
not, the fame day that thofe articles were exhibited ; on the 
24th of July following, it was ferved upon him, when Mr. 
Playters, afking the Sequeftrators what time they would give 
him to remove his family ? they anfwered him, not an hour's 
time; and accordingly, himfelf, his wife, and four children, 
were turned out of doors. The 30th of the fame month, 
they entered on the Parfonage-barn, the tythe-hay, and corn 
therein; as likewife upon the glebe, (part of which was fown 
with barley, flax, peafe, and other grain, with a crop of 
grafs ready to be cut,) and upon all the tythe of the pariih 
not then gathered in : all which they feized into their own 
hands, and converted to their own ufe for two years together, 
without ever giving any account, or paying Mr. Playters, the 
fifths, out of it ; but inftead of that, they took care to levy 
the taxes of the months of May, and June, upon him, not- 
withftanding they had feized almoft the whole produce of 
that year, either in his barns, or in the fields. Befides which, 
the poor Gentleman had another misfortune befel him : for 
having buried feveral of his children in the chancel, he hid 
in one of their graves, on profpect, without queftion, of thofe 
troubles which afterwards came upon him, about 200 pieces 
of gold, which thefe godly reformers, as they were tearing 
up the rails, and levelling the chancel, happened todifcover; 
and, as zealous as they were againft fuperftition, and idola- 
try, made no confcience of committing a robbery very near 
allied to facrilege, carrying away every penny of it. He had 
likewife a temporal eftate of about 200I. a year, which they 
either put under fequeftration, or, what was as bad, forbid the 
tenants to pay the rent ; whereupon fome of them quitted 
their farms : and although by that means the eftates lay un- 
tenanted for two years together, yet they compelled him to 
pay the taxes even of thofe unoccupied eftates. About the 
year 1646, one Henry Younger fucceeded in the living; but 
it pleafed God that Mr. Playters, lived to receive it of him 

6 again, 



254 HAYTERS, of Sotterley, 

c again, on the reftoration, and enjoyed his living, as well as 
c the title and eftate of his family, for many years after, and 

* conftantly preached in his church, till the day of his death. 

* He was a perfon of a meek and peaceable temper, and of a 
e regular converfation. I had almoft omitted to fay, that the 
c Sequeftrators let feveral of the out-houfes belonging to the 

* Parfonage, fall quite down to the ground. ' 

Sir Lyonel married Elizabeth, daughter of John Warner, 
of Brandon, in Norfolk, Gent, ({he died, Sept. 1699,) and 
had ifTue, Sir John, his fucceffor; Sir Lyonel, fucceffor to his 
brother ; Elizabeth, married to Thomas Edgar, of Glemham, 
in Suffolk, Efq; Anne, and Lydia, who died unmarried ; and 
dying 1679, was fucceeded by his eldeft fori^ 

Sir John Playters, Bart, who had two wives, firft, Jane, 
daughter of Thomas Read, of Berdwell, in Suffolk, Efq; by 
whom he had no iffue; fecondly, Ifabel, daughter and fole heir 
of Thomas Hall, of London, Merchant, by whom he had 
iffue, one fon, and a daughter, who both died young ; where- 
upon, he was fucceeded by his brother, 

Sir Lyonel Playters, Bart, who married Martha, daughter 
of Talmafh Caftel, of Raveningham, in Norfolk, Efq; and 
died Oct. 1699, and left iffue, 1. Sir John, his fucceflbr; 
2. Richard, who died at fea, unmarried ; 3. Lyonel, who mar- 
ried one of the daughters and coheirs of Dr. Gould, a Phyfi- 
cian, and died Jan. 1722-3, at Sotterley, leaving iffue ; 4. Tho- 
mas, who died unmarried; alfo Carolina, married to John 
N orris, of Witton, in Norfolk, Gent, and Anne. 

Sir John Playters, the prefent Baronet, eldeft fon and fuc- 
ceffor to his father, married Elizabeth, daughter of John Fel- 
ton, of Worlingham, in Suffolk, Efq; brother to Sir John 
Felton, Bart, by whom he had feveral children ; but they are 
now all dead. 

John Playters, Efq; Sir John's laft furviving fori, married 
Anne-Carolina, fecond daughter cf John Turner, Efq; and 
grand daughter to the late Sir Charles Turner, of Warham, in 
Norfolk, Bart, who likewife died without iffue. 

Arms. Bendy wavy of Six, Argent and Azure. 

Crest. On a Wreath, Argent and Azure, a Faulcon$ 
looking backward, Roufant, Argent, winged Azure, beaked* 
legged, and belled, Or. 

Seat. At Sotterley-Hall, in Suffolk* 



BARONETS 



( m ) 




BARONETS 

Created by 

KING CHARLES I. 



57. Harpur, of Calke, Derbyshire. 

Created Baronet, September 8, 1626. 

HIS family was originally feated at Chefterton, in 
Warwickshire, of which place was Gilbert le Har- 
pur, fon of Roger, which Roger, was fon of Hugh, 
who lived in Henry the Second's time, fon of Hugh, 
fon of Richard, which laft Hugh, lived in Henry the FiriVs 
time. 

The abovenamed Gilbert married Hawife, daughter and heir 
to Walter de Elmedon, and coufin and heir to Robert de Brock, 
of Chefterton. He left ifTue by Hawife his wife, Hugh, and 

Gilbert le Harpur, who lived in the time of Edward I. He 
married Ifolda, daughter of Henry Moton, of Peckleton, in 
Leicefterfhire, by whom he had iiTue Sir Robert le Harpur, 
Knt. who lived in the time of Edward II. He married Ifabel, 
daughter of John Hercy, Lord of Pillerton Hercy, in War- 
wickshire, by whom he had ifTue, 

John le Harpur, who was living 6 Edw. II. He married 

Elizabeth, daughter of Lifle, of Moxhull, in the county 

of Warwick, by whom he had ifTue John, and Richard. 

John le Harpur, married Joan, daughter of Richard Ver- 
non, of Harlefton, in StafTbrdfhire, Efq; This John, dying 
without iffue, 

Richard le Harpur, his brother, was his heir, which Richard, 
by Alice his wife, daughter of Roger de Culy, had iflue, 

John le Harpur, who married Ifabel, daughter of Sir Ro- 
bert Appleby, Knt. from whom defcended the Harpurs, of 
Rufhall, in Staffordshire, the firft of this family mentioned 
there, was 

Sir John Harpur of Rufhall, in right of Eleanor his wife, 
daughter and heir to William Grober, of Rufhall, fon of Ro- 
bert, who married Catharine, daughter and heir of William 

Bowles, 



256 H A R P U R, of Calke. 

Bowles, fon of William, who married Agnes, fifter and heir 
of Sir Henry Handbury, Knt. which William, was fon of Wil- 
liam, fon of Hugh, by Alice is wife, daughter and heir of 
Richard de Rulliall, of Rufhall, in Staffordfhire, Efq; Sir John 
Harpur, aforefaid, who marri d the heir of Grober, left iffue, 
1. William, 2. Richard, and 3. Henry, (of whom hereafter.) 

William, the eldeft fon, v/as Lord of Rufhall, and married 
Margaret, daughter and heir of Henry Cook, of Catthorp, in 
Leicefterlhire, Gent. They left iffue, 

1. Sir John Harpur, of Rufhall, Knt. 2. Humphrey Har- 
pur, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Stokes, by 

whom he had iflue, Walter Harpur, of Chinnor, in Oxford- 
fhire, who by Mary, his wife, daughter of Henry Blunt, left 
iflue, Thomas. Which Thomas, by Cicelie, his wife, daugh- 
ter of Robert Coleir, ofDarlafton, in Stailbrdfhire, Efq; had 
iffue Edward Harpur, who married Dorothy, daughter of Tho- 
mas Parker, of Kent, Efq; alfo a daughter named Mary, who 
married Sir Thomas Shirley, Knt. Nicholas Harpur, third fon 
of William, and brother to Sir John, had iflue John, father 
of George; the faid William, had alfo four daughters; 1. Do- 
rothy, wife to Sir John Ferrers, of Tamworth, in Stafford- 
fhire, Knt. 2. Anna, married to John Whirley, of Honnef- 

worth, in the lame county, Efq; 3. , wife to Thomas 

Nevvham, Gent, and the youngeit to William Cokaine, Efq. 

Sir John Hurpur, aforefaid, the eldeft fon, left iflue by Mar- 
garet his wife, daughter and one of the coheirs of Sir John 
Bromley, Knt. 

Robert, who had iffue one daughter, firft married to Sir 
Anthony Kingfton, Knt. afterwards to Sir Richard Egerton, 
Knt. Sue died without iffue, fo that his two fifters, Dorothy 
and Elizabeth, became his heirs. Dorothy, married Thomas 
Hord, of Hord-Park, Efq; who had iffue Frances, wife to Tho- 
mas Farmour, but died without iffue, by which Elizabeth her 
aunt became fole heir; which Elizabeth married William 
Leigh, of Wellington, in Shropfhire, Efq; Gentleman Uiher 
to King Henry VIII. 

I now return to Henry Harpur, third fon of Sir John, by 
Eleanor his wife, daughter and heir to William Grober ; which 
Henry was father (or grandfather) of Richard Harpur, Efq; 
one of the Juftices of the Common Pleas, temp. Elizabeth, who 
feated himitlf at Swerkfton, in the county of Derby. He mar- 
ried Jane, daughter of George Findern, of Findern, Derby- 
(hire, Efq; and heir to Thomas, her brother, and dying, Jan. 

27, 1573' lcft imie > 

Sir John Harpur, of Swerkfton, Knt. (of whom hereafter,) 

and Sir Richard Harpur, of Littleover, in Deibyfhire, Kr> . 

who, 



HARP.UR, of Calke. . 257 

Who, by Mary his wife, daughter of Thomas Rerefby, of Thri- 
bergh, in Yorkshire, Efq; had iflue Richard, George, and 
Francis ; which Francis died unmarried ; alfo three daughters, 
Jane, wife to Godfrey Thacker, of Repon, in Derbyfhire, Efq; 
Elizabeth, to Jacinth Sacheverel, of Morley, in the fame county, 
Efq j and Mary. 

Richard Harpur, eldeft fon of Sir Richard, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Hacker, of Bridgford, in Nottinghamfhire, 
Efq; by whom he had iflue Richard, who died unmarried, and 

John Harpur, Rector of Morley, who firft married Mary, 
daughter of Paul Ballidon, of Derby, Efq; by whom he had 
iflue Richard, who died young ; Elizabeth, wife to Sir Samuel 
Sleigh, of Etwal, in the county of Derby, Knt. Mary and 
Joyce, who died unmarried. He alfo had iflue by Mary, his 
iecond wife, daughter of Thomas, and fifter to Sir Thomas 
Grefeley, of Drakelow, Bart. John Harpur, of Littleover, Efq; 
and a daughter named Dorothy ; which John, married Mary, 
daughter of Edward Walker, of Derby, by whom he had 
iflue Richard Harpur, of Littleover, Efq; and feveral other fons 
and daughters. 

Henry, third foil of Richard, eldeft fon of Sir Richard Har- 
pur, of Littleover, as above, died unmarried; Jofeph Harpur, 
of Eveley in Derbyfhire, fourth fon, married Dorothy, daugh- 
ter of P e gg of Rodefley, in Derbyfhire, Gent, had iflue 

John, and William, who died unmarried; alfo Dorothy, wife 
to Thomas Godwin, of Derby, Efq; William, fifth fon, was 
a Merchant, in Plymouth; he died without iflue. The above 
Richard, eldeft fon of Sir Richard, had alfo three daughters; Eli- 
zabeth, wife to Robert Draper, of Coland, in Derbyfhire, Gent. 
Mary, who died unmarried ; and Catharine, wife to Henry 
Arden, of Longcroff, in Scaffordfhire, Efq; 

George Harpur, fecond ion of Sir Richard Harpur, of Little- 
over, before mentioned, feated himfelf at Twyford, in Derby- 
shire. He married daughter of Vernon, of Sudbury, 

and died 16 Nov. 1658, aged fixty-four. He had iflue George, 
Edward, John and Richard, who died without iflue ; and two 
daughters; Mary, married to John Alleyn, of Grefeley, Efq; 
and Elizabeth, to John Dalton, of Derby, Efq; 

George Harpur, eldeft fon of George, married Catharine, 
daughter of Edward Wardour, of Nether Haven, in Wiltfhire, 
lq; She died Nov. 6, 1669, aged twenty-eight; he died Mar. 
20, 1672, aged thirty-two. They had iflue John Harper, Doc- 
tor in Phyfick; Catharine, married to George, fecond fon of 
John Alleyne, of Grefeley, Efq; and Franceys. 

Sir John Harpur, of Swerkfton, Knt. eldeit fon of the Judge, 

married Ifabel, daughter of Sir George Pierpoint, of Holme, in 

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258 HARPU R, of Calke. 

Nottinghamfhire, Knt. by whom he had ifTue Sir Richard Har^ 
pur, of Swerkfton, Knt. John Harpur, of Bredfall, Efq; and 
Sir Henry Harpur, ofCalkc, in Derbyfhire, Baronet; alio five 
daughters; I. Winefrid, who died young; 2. Jane, wife to 
Patrick Low, of Denby, in Derbyshire, Efq; 3. Dorothy, to 
Sir John White, of Tuxfbrd, in Nottinghamfhire, Knight; 
4. Winefrid, to John Brown, of Stretton in the fields, in Der- 
byfhire, Efq; 5. Ifabel, to Sir Philip Sherrard, of Stapelford, in 
Lcicefterfhire, Knt. He had four more fons; Francis, William, 
Thomas and George, who died unmarried. Sir John married, 
to his fecond wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Andrew Noel, 
of Dalby, Knt. by whom he left no ifiue. Hedkd OcT:. 7, 1622. 

Sir Richard Harpur, of Swerkfton, Knt. eldeft fon of Sir 
John, married Catharine, daughter of Sir Thomas Grefeley, of 
Drakelow, in Derbyshire, Knt. by whom he had ifiue Sir John 
Harpur, of Swerkfton, Knr. who married Barbara, daughter 
and heir to Sir Henry Beaumont, of Gracedieu, in Leieefter- 
fhire, but died without ifiue. She remarried to Sir Wolfton 
Dixie, of Bofworth, in Leicefterfhire, Bart. Dorothy, eldeft 
daughter of Sir Richard, fifter and co-heir to Sir John, married 
Henry Gilbert, of Locko, in Derbyfhire. Catharine, fecond 
daughter to Sir Richard, and co-heir to Sir John, married Sir 
John Cooper, of Thurgarton ? in Nottinghamshire, Knt. 

John Harpur, of Bredfall, fecond fon of Sir John, eldeft fon 
of the Judge, as before mentioned, married Dorothy, daughter 
and fole heir to John Dethick, of Bredfall, Efq; by whom he 
left ifiue Sir John Harpur, of Swerkfton, Knt. and Dorothy, 
wife to Sir John Fitzherbert, of Norbury, in Derbyfhire, Knt. 
She remarried to Sir John Shore, of Derby, Knt. Doctor in 
phyfick, and died March 16, 1666, but left no ifiue by either 
of her hufbands. 

Sir John Harpur, firft married Catharine, daughter and heir 
of Henry Howard, Efq; third fon of Thomas, Earl of Suffolk, 
bv Elizabeth his wife, daughter and fole heir to William Bafief, 
of Blore, in Staffbrdfnirc, Efq; (who, furviving Mr. Howard, 
was remarried to William, Duke of Newcallle.) Sir John, had 
ifTue by her, Henry, who married Fiances, daughter of Sir Jeffrey 
Palmer, Bart. Attorney-General to his Majelly King Charles II. 
and died without ifiue, in the life time of his father ; Frances, 
his widow, remarried to John, fon of Sir Erafmus de la Foun- 
tain, of Kirkby Bellere, in Leicefterfhire, Knt. Sir John, mar- 
ried, to his fecond wife, Frances, daughter to William, Lord 
Willoughby, of Parham. He died, anno 1677, leaving no iiTue. 
Frances, his fecond Lady, remarried to Henry Kiikhouen, Baron 
Wotton, and Earl of BeHnmont, in the kingdom of Ireland, 
whom fhe iuryived ; and, thirdly, married to Henry Hevening- 

hm 3 



H A R P U R, of Calke. 259 

ham, of Hevemngham, in the county of Suffolk , Efq; She died 
May 25, 1714, aged feventy-one. 

I come now to Sir Henry Harpur, of Ca'ke, in Derbyfhire^ 
Bart, (fo created anno 2 King Charles I.) third fun of Sir John 
Harpur, of Swerkfton, Knt. a fore fa id^ which Sir Henry, mar- 
ried Barbara, daughter of Anthony Faunt, of Fbfton, in Lei- 
cefterfhire, Efq; and widow of Sir Henry Beaumont, ofGrace- 
dieu, in the fame county, Bart. She died July 2, 1649, a g e ^ 
fixty-eight. 

Sir Henry, had ilTue, by the faid Barbara, three fons ; Sir 
John; Henry, a Merchant in London, who died without iiTue; 
and William Harpur, of Bilfton, in Leicefterfhire; alfo fix 
daughters, Elizabeth, married to Richard Manley, younger fon of 
Sir John Manley, Clerk of the Green Cloth to King Charles I. 
2. Jane, wife to Thomas Twyford, Citizen of London ; 3. Doro- 
thy, to Sir Nicholas Wilmot, of Ofmafton, in Derbyfl ire, Knt. 

4. Ifabel, to Nicholas Hurt, of Caftern, in StarFordmire, Efq; 

5. Barbara, to John Manley, youngeft fon to the before named 
Sir John ; and Catharine, who died unmarried. 

William Harpur, of Bilfton, aforefaid, married Alice, daugh- 
ter of William, fon and heir to Sir Francis Coke, of Truftey, 
Jn the county of Derby, Knt. by whom he had iiTue, John 
Harpur, of Bilfton, and of Twyford, in Derbyfhire, Efq; Wol- 
fton Harpur, citizen of London, who, by Bathfuah, his wife, 
daughter of William Bradford, of Stoke Golden, in Leicefter- 
fhire, had ifTue, John, Rector of Stanton, in Derbyfhire. 

Henry, third fon of the above William, married Catharine, 
daughter of Barbour of Tamworth, by whom he had iffue, 
William, and John, who died without iiTue; and Henry ; alfo 
three daughters, Mary, Catharine, and Dorothy. 

John Harpur, of Burton, and Twyford, Efq; as before men- 
tioned, married Dorothy, youngeft daughter of Sir John Har- 
pur, of Calke, Bart, by whom he had ifTue, John, who died 
young; Dorothy, married to Richard Guile, of Stoke Golding, 
in Leicefterfhire, Alice, Barbara, Elizabeth, and Mary, who ail 
died young ; Anne, fixth daughter, married to Henry Franceys, of 
Derby, Gent, and Frances, to Robert Revil, of Carnfield, in 
Derbyfhire, Efq; 

Sir John Harpur, of Calke, Bart, fon and heir to Sir Henry, 

Uiarried Sufan, daughter to Weft, citizen of London, by 

whom he had ifTue five fons, Sir John, Henry, Richard, Charity, 
and Edward; who all (excepting the eldeft) died unmarried: 
alfo five daughters; Barbara, and Elizabeth, died unmarried; 
Jane, married to Henry Dyfon, of Seagrave, in Leu eft cribs re, 
Efq; Sufanna, to James Dean, Rector of Halloughton, in Lei- 
cefterfhire ; and Dorothy, wife to John Harpur, of Twyford^ 

S 2 kfoie- 



2 o HARP U R, of Calke.- 

aforefaid, Efq; He died anno 1669, aged fifty-three ; and was 
fucceeded in dignity and eftate by 

Sir John, his eldeft fon, (to whom Sir John Harpur, ofSwerk- 
fton, Knt. before mentioned, who died anno 1677, and leaving 
no ifTue, gave his large eftate.) He married Anne, fecond daugh- 
ter of Wiliiam, Lord Willoughby, ofParham; bywhom he had 
iflue, Sir John, his fucceflbr, and a daughter, named Anne, wife 
to Borlace Warren, of Stapleford, in Nottinghamfhire, Efq; 
He died anno 1681, and was fucceeded by his fon and heir, 

Sir John Harpur, of Calke, Bart, born March 23, 1679, 
who married Catharine, youngeft daughter, and coheir of Tho- 
mas, Lord Crew, of Stene, by his fecond wife, Anne, daughter, 
and coheir to Sir William Airmin, of Ofgodby, in Lincolnfhire, 
Bart, and widow of Sir Thomas Wodehoufe, of Kimberley, 
in Norfolk, Bart, by whom he had ifiiie, Sir Henry, his fuc- 
ceflbr, John, and Edward, and Crew, who died February 13, 
1724-5. Alfo four daughters, Anne, who died an infant; 
Jemima, wife to Sir Thomas Palmer, of Carlton, in Northamp- 
tonftiire, Bart, fon and heir to Robert Palmer, Efq; younger 
brother to the late Sir JefTery Palmer, of Carlton, Bart. Catha- 
rine, married to Sir Henry Gough, of Edgbafton, in Warwick- 
fhire, Bart, (me died June 22, 1740,) and Mary. Sir John* 
died fuddenly at Calke, in Derbyfhire, June 24, 1741, leaving 
behind him a raoft extraordinary character for charity, religion, 
honour, and integrity; he was fucceeded in dignity and eftate, 
by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Henry Harpur, Bart, who married Lady Caroline, daughter 
of John, late Duke of Rutland, (by Lucy, filler of Bennet, Earl 
of Harborough,) by whom he had iiTue a daughter, Caroline^ 
and three fons ; 1. John, who died young; 2. Sir Henry, his 
fucceflbr ; and, 3. Charles, who is a Major in the 38th regi- 
ment of foot, and unmarried. Sir Henry was elected for Wor- 
cefter, in 17445 and for Tamworth, in the next Parliament. 
He died June 7, 1748, and his widow (who is fince dead) mar- 
ried Sir Robert Burdett, Bart. He was fucceeded by 

Sir Henry Harpur, the prefent Baronet, who was Member 
in the laft Parliament for the county of Derby, and is married 
to Lady Louifa Augufta Greviie, eldeft daughter of the Right 
Hon. Francis, Earl Brooke and Warwick, by whom he has 
iflue an only child, Henry. 

Arms. Argent, a Lion rampant, and Border engrailed-* 
Sable. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Boar paflant, Or; collar'd with a 
Ducal Crown, Gules. 

Seats. At Calke, and Swerkfton, both in Derbyfhire. 

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SEABRIGHT, of Besford. 261 
58. Seabright, of Besford, Worcefterfhire. 

^Created Baronet, Dec. 20, 1626. 



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F this ancient family;- the firft we find mentioned is Wil- 
liam Sebright, of Sebright-hall, in Much Baddovv, in Efiex, 
who lived temp. Hen. II. and married Elizabeth, daughter and 
heir of Sir Henry de Afhe, Knt. by whom he had ifiue, Stephen, 
father of Walter, whofe fon Peter, lived 22 Edw, I. 1294. 

This Peter had two fons; Giles, of Sebright Hal!, and Ma- 
bell Sebright, of Blackfhall, in Worcefterfhire, in right of his 
wife Catharine, daughter and fole heir of Ralph Cowper, of 
Blackfhall. 

In Mr. Habington's MS, furvey of Worcefterfhire, wrote 
about 1630, he mentions the Sebrights in Wolverley, as of long 
Handing in the county of Worcefter, and names, out of an old 
regifter of the Priory of Worcefter, John Sebright, as pofTeiTed of 
lands in Wolverley, 6 Edw. I. 

The lineal defcendant from Mabell, aforefaid, was John Se- 
bright, of Blackfhall, who lived 6 Hen. VI. His fon Humphrey, 
of Blackfhall, in Wolvereftone (or Wolverley) married Catha- 
rine, daughter of Ridge, of Ridge, in Staftbrdfhire, and was 
father of Edward, who took to wife Joyce, daughter of William 
Grofvenor, of Bubington, in Staffordfhire, Efq; by whom he 
had a daughter, Eleanor, married to Thomas Auftin, of Oxley, 
in Staffordfhire, Efq; and two fons, John, (of whom hereafter) 
and William, who was Town Clerk of London, 16 Elizabeth. 

This William Sebright, Lord of the manor of Besford, in 
Worcefterfhire, married Elizabeth, daughter to James Morley, 
of London, Gent, but died without iftue, and left a fair inhe- 
ritance to his nephew, Sir Edward Sebright, Bart, fon of his 
brother John Sebright, of Blackfhall, Efq; 

John Seabright, of Blackmail, Efq; ion and heir of Edward, 
married Anne, daughter of Richard Bullingham, Efq; by whom 
he had William, who died without iiTue, and Edward; and fe- 
veral daughters; Judith, married to Edward Broad, ofDunelme 
parifh in Worcefterfhire, Efq; Sarah, wife to Thomas, Lord 
Coventry, Keeper of the Great Seal, temp. Car. I. and Anne, 
married to John Burnell, of London, Efq; After the deceafe of 
this John Seabright, Efq; his relic! remarried to Thomas Walfhe, 
of Stockton, in Worcefterfnire, Efq; 

Edward Seabright, of Besford, Etq; fon and heir, was SherifF 
of the county of Worcefter, 19 Jac. I. and advanced to 
dignity of a Baronet, 2 Car. I. H: was looked upon as a great 
royalift, for which he was obliged to pay 10091. compofn. ; 

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262 S E A B R I G H T, of Besford. 

his eilate to the Sequeftrators. He married, firft, Theodocia, 
daughter of Gerard Whorwood, of Compton, in StafFordihire, 
Efq; by whom he had Wiiliam, his Ton and heir, who died 
without iiTue; John, aged fixteen, 1627. Elizabeth, wife to 
Sir John Repington, of Amington, in Warwickshire, Knt. and 
Others. 

Sir Edward married, fecondly, Lady Elizabeth, eldeft daughter 
of the firft Earl of MancheiTer, re'li& of Sir Lewis Manfel, of 
Margam, in Glamorganlbire, Bart. 

Sir Edward Seabright, Bart, his fon and fucceflbr, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Knightley, of Fawefley, 
in Northamptonshire, Knt. of the Bath (by Anne, his fecond 
wife, daughter of Sir William Courteen, Knt.) by whom he 
had two fons, Sir Edward, his fuccelTor, and Richard, of Crox* 
ton, in Norfolk, who died without iiTue, 1722, and left his 
eftate to his nephew Edward hereafter mentioned. 

Sir Edward Seabright, Bart, who fucceeded his father in title 
and eftate, married Anne, daughter and heir of Thomas Saun- 
ders, of Beechwood, in Hertfordshire, Efq; and Ellen, his wife, 
daughter and heir of Robert Sadleir, of Sopwell, in that county, 
Efq; by whom he had two fons and two daughters ; 1. Sir Tho- 
mas Saunders, his fuccelTor, and 2. Edward, of Croxton, in Nor- 
folk, to whom his uncle left his eflate, who was barbaroufly 
murdered, Sept. 20, 1 723, near Calais, as he was travelling 
with fotne English Gentlemen. 

Of the two daughters of Sir Edward, the elded was married 
to Sir Charles Buck, of Hanby Grange, in Lincolnshire, Bart, 
and the other to John Coke, of White Parifh, in Wilts, Efq; 
This Sir Edward difd in the thirty-iixth year of his age, Dec. 
1702. His Lady furviving him, married, fecondly, Charles 
Lyttelton, Efq; elder brother to Sir Thomas Lyttelton, of Hag- 
ley, in Worcestershire, Bart. 

Sir Thomas-Saunders Seabright, Bart, who fucceeded his fa- 
ther in title and eftare, was of Jefus college, Oxford ; and in 
Autfufr, 1732, was created Docfor of Laws, with the Earl of 
Litchfield, Lord Gower, and Wat kin Williams Wynne, Efq; 
by the Univcrfitv in full convocation; he reprefented the county 
of Hertford, in Parliament, from 1 George I. till his death. He 

married daughter of Sir Francis Dafhwood, of Wicomb, 

in Oxford/hire, Bart, and dying April 12, 1736, left two fons, 
Sir Thomas, his fuccelTor, and John. 

Sir Thomas Seabright, the eideft fon, fucceeded his father in 
title and eftatc, and, dying unmarried, Oct. 25, 1765, was fuc- 
ceeded by his onlv brother, 

Sir John Seabright, the prcfent Baronet, who is a Major 
General in the army, Colonel of the 18th regiment of foot, and 

Mem be 



D E R I N G, of Surenden-Dering. 263 

Member in the laft and prefent Parliament for the city of Bath. 
Sir John married, in June, 1766, Sarah, daughter of Ed- 
ward Knight, Efq; of Woolverley, in the county of Wor- 
cefter, and by her has iflue one fori, John. 

Arms. Argent, three Cinquefoiis, Sable. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Tyger Sejant, Argent, mained and 
crowned, Or. 

Seats. At Besford-Court, in Worcefterfhire, and Beach- 
wood, in Hertfordfhire. 



59. Dering, of Surenden-Dering, Kent. 

Created Baronet, Feb. 1, 1626. 

HIS family is of Saxon extraction, and fiourifhed in the 
county of Kent long before furnarr.es were in ufe, as plainly 
appears by the Doomfday-Book, and the Textus Roffenfis^ and 
by feveral Saxon deeds (till in being. The name Dering, is a 
Saxon word, and fignifies terror ; and the horfe, which is the 
creft of the family, was the arms of the chief Saxons, and par- 
ticularly of Hengift himfelf, and of all the Kings of Kent fuc^ 
ceflively. In the Textus Roffenfis we find, that Diering Miles 
was a witnefs to a deed, by which King Etheluff gave certain 
lands in Cucolaftone, to the church of Roche'fter, 880. And 
he is faid to be defcended in a direct line from Ethelwald, King 
of Diera, whofe father Ofwald was flain by Penda the Mercian, 
642. And Ethelwald, being then an infant, not four years old, 
was defeated of his kingdom- by Oiway, his baftard uncle, and 
forced to fly into Kent, where his pofterity were called the 
Dierans, as coming from that country. From this Diering 
Aiilcs, to the Norman invafion, are reckoned feVen generations; 
the laft of which was called Dering fiJi-us Syredi, and was flain 
with King Harold, at Battel, in Suflex. He was father of Syred 
de Ferningham, who was the father of Leofget, who, upon the 
death of William the Norman, took up arms with Odo, Bifliop 
of Baieux, in behalf of Duke Robert ; but being over-power- 
ed, he retired with his family into Normandy, where he hart 
two fons borh, viz, Normanu-s Dering, fo called from the place 
of his birth ; and Robert, fo called from Robert, Duke of Nor- 
mandy. This Normanus Fitz-Dcring married Matilda, only 
lifter and heir to William de Ipres, Earl of Kent, and King 
Stephen's General, and was himfelf Vice-Comes Cantii, a place 
of the higheft truft and honour in thofe times. 

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264 D E R I N G, of Surenden-Dering. 

At the battle of Lincoln, where King Stephen was taken pri- 
soner, this Gentleman was flain near the King's perfon, en- 
deavouring to re feu e his Majefty ; and being found after the 
battle with his fhieid covered with blood, his pofterity were 
allowed to add to their paternal coat of arms, three Torteauxes 
ih chief, in memory of his loyalty and bravery. Mr. Philpot 
fays, Norman Fitz Dering was Sheriff of Kent, under King 
Stephen. 

From this Normanus Fitz-Dering, by a clear and uninter- 
rupted fucceflion of worthy Gentlemen and Ladies, (many of 
which Gentlemen attained the honour of Knighthood, and mpft 
of the Ladies were heireiTes of the belt, families of their times) 
was defcended, 

John Dering, of Surenden-Dering, Efq; who married Mar- 
garet, daughter, and at length fole heir of John Brent, of Char- 
ing, in Kent, Efq; (and Anne, his wife, daughter of Sir Ed- 
ward Berkley, Knt.) by whom he was father of Richard Dering, 
of Surenden, Efq; who by Margaret, daughter of William Twif- 
den, of Eaft Peckham, in Kent, Efq; was father of Sir An- 
thony Dering, of Surenden, Knt. who. married two wives, 
I. , daughter of Goring, by whom he had only one daugh- 
ter, that died unmarried ; 2. Frances, daughter of Sir Robert: 
Bell, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, by whom he had, 

Sir Edward Dering, who was knighted by King James I. and 
advanced to the dignity of Baronet, 2 Car. I. He was Knight 
of the mire for Kent, in 1640, and a Gentleman of great parts 
and learning, who publifhed a volume of his Jpeeches that he 
made in the Ploufe of Commons ; though my Lord Clarendon, 
(who feems to have a pique againft him) fays, c He was prevailed 
6 with to prefent to the Houfe of Commons a bill for extir- 

* pating Bifhops, Deans, and Chapters, which he did from the 

* gallery, with the two verfes of Ovid, the application whereof 

* was his greateff. motive, 

c Cuntia prius tentanda^ Jed hnmedicab'de vulnus 
c Enfe reddendum /?, ne pars f.ncera trahatur. 3 
Which bill was afterwards laid ai-de : He favs farther of him, 
4 That he was a man very oppofite to all their (the Parliament's) 
6 defigns ; but a man of levity and vanity, eafiiy flattered by 
c being commended.' 

Mr. Nalfcn, in his hiftorical collections, fays of him, F This 
c unfortunate Gentleman I cannot name without compafnon, 
4 confidering his great parts and abilities, had they been rightly 

* informed, and not over-bom by the popular torrent, which 
e though he at fiift helped to fweil above its banks, he was not 

* able to flea-, when he endeavoured to oppofe it, but was him- 

* /elf over-born and funk by it; and how dangerous a thing that 



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D E R I N G, of Surenden-Dering. 265 

* great privilege of freedom of fpeech was then in that houfe, he 

* remains a fad example.' 

Mr. Rufhvvorth, in his hiftorical collections, fays of Sir Ed- 
ward, c That he retired in fome difguft (efpecially taken for his 
c not complying againft Epifcopacy), to his houfe in Kent, and 
6 there lay private the months of ivlay and June, 1642, in which 

* time receiving feveral exprelTes from fome of his Majefty's Mt- 

* nifters, then at York, to invite him to Court, he at lad con- 
fen ted ; and, pafiing through Surry, and Oxford, went to his 

* Majefty at Lcicefter, and with him to Coventry, and fo to Not- 
c tingham, before the Standard was let up ; and thenceforwards 

continued aconftant attendant, till he came into the protection 

* of the Parliament, under the favour, and purfuant to the decla- 
ration of both kingdoms, promifmg indulgence to fuch as 

* fhould return upon certain terms, and within fuch a time; he 
c came all the way from Oxford by a counterfeit name, until 
he arrived at the out-works of the City of London ; and there 

* difcovering himfelf, was brought by the Captain of the guard 

* to Weftminfter, examined, for the prefent committed, and 

* afterwards difcharged, upon his petition to the Houfe of Com- 

* mons.' 

This Sir Edward married three wives ; 1. Lady Elizabeth 
Tufton, daughter of Nicholas, Earl of Thanet, by whom he 
had one fon, Anthony, who died, aged fourteen. 2. Anne, 
daughter of Sir John Alhburnham, of Aihburnham, in SuiTex, 
Knt. by whom he )dt one fon, Sir Edward, his fucceiTor, and 
a daughter, Elizabeth, married to Sir John Darell, of Cale-hill, 
in Kent, Knt. His third Lady, was Unton, daughter of Sir 
Ralph Gibbes, of Honington, in the county of Warwick, Knt. 
by whom he left two fons, and two daughter, 1. Henry, of 
Pevington, in Kent, Efq; who married Damaris, daughter of 
Thomas Peke, of Hills Court, in Kent, Efq; by whom he had 
two fons, (Edward, of Pevington, and 2. Unton, who married 
the daughter of Mr. Aris,) and a daughter, Catharine. The 
fecond fon of Sir Edward, by his third Lady, was Sir Edward 
Dering, knighted at Whitehall, January 6, 1679-80, who mar- 
ried Dorcas, daughter of Sir Robert rJarkham, of Wainfleet, in 
Lincolnfhire, Bart, relict, of Sir William Delaune, of Sharlted, 
in Kent, Knt. by whom he left no male iffue. The two daugh- 
ters of Sir Edward, were, Dorothy, married to Thomas Englifh, 
of Buckland; and Frances, to Thomas Cooper, of Maidftdne, 
both in Kent, Efquires. Sir Edward Dering, Bart, died June 
22, 1644, and was fucceeded in title and effcate by his only 
fon, by his fecond Lady, 

Sir Edward Dering, Bart, who reprefented the county of Kent, 
in feveral Parliaments, temp. Car. II. in which reign he way 

one 



266 BERING, of Sureiidcn-Dering. 

one of the Lords Commiffioncrs of the Treafuryj he married 
Mary, daughter of Daniel Harvey, of Combe, in Surry, E-ftj; 
(one of the brothers of the famous Dodlor Harvey) by whom 
he had four fons, and five daughters; i. Sir Edward, his fac- 
ccflor ; i. Charles, Auditor in Ireland, who married the daugh- 
ter of , and relict of the Lord Blaney ; 3. Daniel, who 

carried Helen, daughter of Sir John Percival, of Burton, in 
the county of Cork, Bart, (by whom he had Daniel Uer'mg, 
Efq; who married Mary, daughter of Sir Philip Parker, of Arwar- 
ton, in Suffolk, Bart.) 4. John, who died without iflue ; 5. Ro- 
bert. The daughters of Sir Edward, were, 1. Elizabeth, mar- 
ried to Sir Robert Southwell, of King's-Wefton, in Gloucefrer- 
fhire, Knt. one of the Clerks of the Council jto Kiny; Charles II. 
1. Mary, married to Sir Thomas Knatchbull, of Merfham, in 
Kent, Bart. 3. Anne, married to Wortley Whorwood, of 
Denton, in Kent, Efq; 4. Catharine, married to Sir John Per- 
cival, of Burton, in Cork, Bart, and, 5. Jane, died unmarried. 
This Sir Edward died 1684, and was fucceeded, in title and 
eftate, by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Edward Dering, Bart, who married Elizabeth, elded 
daughter and coheir of Sir William Cholmley, of Whitby, in 
Yorkfhire, Bart, by whom he left three fons, Sir Cholmley, his 
fuccefTor, William, and Daniel ; and a daughter, Cecilia. He 
died 1689, and was fucceeded in title and eftate, by his eldeffc 
ion, 

Sir Cholmley Dering, Bart, who was Knight of the Shire 
for the county of Kent, in the reign of Qtieen Anne. He mar- 
ried Mary, only daughter and heir of Edward Fifher, of Lon- 
don, Efq; by whom he left two fons, Sir Edward, his fuecefTor, 
znd Cholmley, who died March 3, 1 768, unmarried. This Sir 
Cholmley was unfortunately killed in a duel, in Tothill -fields, 
Wcftminfter, by Mr Thornhill, May 9, 171 1, and was fuc- 
ceeded iri title and eilatc, by his eldeft ion, 

Sir Edward Dering, who was Knight of the Shire for fhe 

county of Kent, in three fucceflive Parliaments. He married, 

rirft, Elizabeth, daughter and coheirefs of Edward Henfhaw, of 

Eitham, in Kent, Efq: by whom he had three fons and one 

d uighter, viz. Edward and Elizabeth, who both died in their 

infancy; Edward, the prefent Baronet; and Daniel, who died 

in June, 1760. To his fecond Lady he married Mary, only 

daughter and Heirefs to Charles Fotherbv, of B:u'h am -court, m 

Kent, Efq; by whom he had feven children ; Charles, Mary, 

and Thomas are now living; the reft, which were, Charles, Mary, 

John, and Cecilia, died in their infancy. Sir Edward died the 

15th of April, 1762, and was fucceeded in title and eitate by his 

tldeft (on,. 

Sir 



STYLE, of Wateringbury. 2:67 

Sir Edward Dering, the prefent Baronet, who was chofen in 
this and the laft Parliament, for New Romney, in Kent. He 
married firfr, Selina, daughter and coheirefs of Sir Robert Fur- 
nefe, of Walderihare, in Kent. Bart, by whom he had a fon 
and a daughter, Edward and Selina. To his fecond Lady he 
married Deborah, only daughter of John Winchefter, of Nether- 
fo'x, in Kent. Efq; by whom he has a fun and a daughter, 
Cholmley and Elizabeth. 

Arms. Quarterly, Firft and Fourth, Argent, a Fefs, Azure, 
in Chief" three Torteauxes, (as the Augmentation,) Second and 
Third, Or, a Saltire, Sable. 

Crest. On a Ducal Coronet, Or, a Horfe Pafiant, Sable, 
Mained, Or. 

Supporters. Two Horfes, Sable, Mained, Or. 

Motto. Sening onb nxr a^g no rening. And fometimes, 
Terrete nolo, thr.ere nefcio. 

Seat. Surenden-Dering, in Kent. 



60. Style, of Wateringbury, Kent. 

Created Baronet, April 21, 1627. 

*TP HIS family were originally feated in Suffolk, and are de- 
fcended from William Style, of Ipfwich, father of John 
Style, which John Style was employed in feveral embaffies to 
different courts by Henry VII. about the year 1500 ; by whom 
Silo he was fent to Naples to treat of a marriage between that 
Prince and the Dowager Queen of Naples, mentioned in Lord 
Bacon's hiftofy of Henry vil. By Elizabeth, daughter and co- 
heir of Sir Guy Wolflan, of London, Knt. he had iffue, Sir 
Humphry Style, of Langley, in Kent, Knt. who was Sheriff of 
Kent, 35 Henry VIII. and by his firft wife, Bridget, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Baldrey, Knt. had iffue three fons, 1. Edmund 
Style, of Langley, Efq; 2. Oliver Style, Efq; wh,o was Sheriff 
of London, temp. Jac. I. anceftor to the prefent Sir Thomas, 
of whom hereafter ; and 3. Nicholas Style, Efq; Alderman and 
Sheriff of London, temp. Jac. I. who died Nov. 16, 161 5. 

Edmund Style, of Langley, Efq; the eldeft fon, by Mary, 
daughter of John Berney, of Reedham, in Norfolk, Efq; was 
father of William, who had two wives. 1. Anne, daughter of 
John Eversfield, of Den, in Suffex, Efq; and 2. Mary, daughterof 
Robert Clarke, Efq; one of the Barons of the Exchequer : By 
the firft wife he had Sir Humphry Style, of Langley, in Beck- 
Ingham, in Kent, Cup-bearer to King Charles I. and treated a 

Baronet, 



268 STYLE, of Wateringbury. 

Baronet, May 20, 1627. He was alfo, by the fame King, made 
Colonel of all the trained-band horfe of the county of Kent. Sip 
Humphry died in the year 1659. His fervices are beft expreffed 
n the following copy of a paper in the collections of Peter Le 
Neve, Efq; late Norroy King of Arms. 

c About eleven or twelve years fince, the late King, for, and 
in coniideration of the long and faithful fervice done by Sir 
Humphry Style, Knt. and Bart, both to his father and to him- 
felf, and in recompence of his great expences therein, as 
alfo for his fervice in the proteftant wars in France, granted 
unto the faid Sir Humphry Style, by Letters Patents under the 
then Broad Seal of England, all the incroachments made within 
and upon his palace of Weftminfter, referving to himfelf and fuc- 
ceflbrs a clear full fourth part of all the profits that fhould ac- 
crue thereby, 

' Sir Humphry Style, in purfuance of this grant, and the better 
to difcover how much was incroached upon the faid palace, pro- 
cured a Jury of Middlesex to be impannelled, by whom the 
bounds and limits of the faid palace were, by their verdict, upon 
the teftimony of witneffes then fworn and examined, found and 
difcovered, and an exact and perfect map thereof was drawn, 
which is now in the cuftody of the faid Humphry Style. After 
the verdict of the faid Jury, Sir Humphry Style proceeded by 
Law in the Exchequer, againft fome of the incroachers, where, 
after a long fuit, and much charge, at a full hearing, he ob- 
tained the judgment of the court againft the laid incroachers ; 
whereupon the late King granted a commiflion, under his broad 
feal, to divers Lords, giving them power to compound, at rea- 
fonable rates, with fuch perfons as had fo incroached upon his 
faid palace. 

4 Sir Plumphry Style humbly defires your opinion, whether it be 
4 not neceffary for him to prefent this his cafe to the judgment 
4 of the Parliament, the fourth part referved by the King now 
c accruing and belonging to them, without whofe approbation 
6 and direction he will not do any thing.' 

Whofe opinion it was that is here afked, is not mentioned by 
Mr. Le Neve ; or any farther account of this affair. 

This elder branch terminating in an heir female, married to 
the late Sir John Elwill, of Langley, in Kent. Bart, we fhall 
proceed to the fecond fon, 

Oliver Style, Efq; before mentioned, who, by Sufanna, daugh- 
ter of John Bull, Efq; had iffue, 

Sir Thomas Style, of Wateringbury, Bart, fo created the 
third of Charles L Pie died Oct. 18, 1637V leaving iffue, by 
Elizabeth, daughter and fole heir of Robert Foulkes, of Mon- 
chcfi;ins> in Eifex, Efq; Sir Thomas, his fucqeffor, and three 

daughters, 



S T Y L E, of Waterihgbury. 269 

daughters, Elizabeth, married to John Monins, Efq; Ton of Sir 
Edward Monins, of Walderfhare, - in Kent, Bart. Sufan, to Sir 
John Reade, of Brocket- Hall, in Hertfordfhire, Bart, and Anne, 
to Sir John Buck, of Hanby Grange, in Lincolnfhire, Bart. 

Sir Thomas Style, the only fon, fucceeded his father. He 
married firft, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Airmine, of 
Ofgodby, in Lincolnfhire, Bart, and had ifTue Thomas, who died 
vita patris, (He married Mary, daughter to Sir Stephen Lang- 
ham, and had ifliie Thomas, who died an infant; (he afterwards 
married Sir Thomas Middleton, of Stanfted-Mount-Fitchet, in 
EiTex, Knt.) William, who died ifluelefs ; Michael, Sir Oliver, 
and Airmine, all dead. Sir Thomas's daughters were, i. Eliza- 
beth, married to William Carter, of Kinmull, in Denbighfhire, 
Efq; Mary, to Sir Felix Wild, of Mailing, in Kent. Bart. 
Sufan, to Thomas Dalyfon, of Namptons, in Kent, Efq; and 
Anne, to John Marriot, of Sturfton-hall, in Suffolk, Efq; 

Sir Thomas married, to his fecond Lady, Margaret, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Twyfden, of Bradburne, in Kent, Bart, one 
of the Juftices of the King's Bench, and had iflue Thomas, 
(dead;) the prefent Sir Thomas ; Roger, and Humphrey, both 
dead; alfo one daughter, Margaret, (married to Robert Viner, of 
Swakley, in Middlefex, Efq; one of the Knights of the Shire, 
for the county of Lincoln.) He died in Nov. 1702, aged feventy- 
eight, being fucceeded by 

Sir Oliver, his eldeft Surviving fon, by his firft Lady, who died 
the February following, without iflue, and was fucceeded by 
his half-brother, Sir Thomas, the eldefl furviving fon by the fe- 
cond venter. 

Which Sir Thomas Style, the prefent Baronet, married Eli- 
zabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir Charles Hotharn, Bart, and filler 
to the late Sir Charles Hotharn, of Scorbrough, inYorkfhire, 
Bart, which Lady died Odob. 25, 1737, aged forty-three; by 
whom he had four fons ; 1. Thomas, deceafed, a Page of Hon- 
our to his late Majefty j 2. Charles, late an Officer in the fifth 
regiment of Dragoons ; 3. Robert, a Clergyman ; 4. William, 
Captain of a company in the firft regiment of F'oot-guards, who 
married Catharine Bateman, fitter and coheirefs of the late John 
Long Bateman, Efq; of the kingdom of Ireland, by whom he 
has no iffue. Sir Thomas has alfo two daughters, Elizabeth and 
Charlotte, both unmarried. 

Arms. Sable, a Fefs, Or, fretted of the Field, between threo 
Fleurs de Lis, and within a Border of the fecond. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Wolf's Head, coup'd, proper, the 
lower part of the Neck frette, as in the Arms. 

Seat. At Wateringbury, near Maid (tone, in Kent. 

61. Moore, 



1 7 q MOORE, of Fawley, 

6t. Moore, of Fawley, Berkshire. 

Created Baronet, May 21, 1627. 

r\ F this Ancient family, the firft we find mentioned is, Fran- 
cis Moore, wh ofe fon, Roger, by Elizabeth,, daughter of 
Hall, of Bradford, in Wilts, had iffue, Richard, who married 
Elizabeth, daughter of William Brocas, of Beaupre, in Hants, 
Efq; and had two fons, 1. Richard, and 2. G. Moore, who, 
by Ifabella, daughter of Gore, had iffue Edward, father of Ed- 
ward, of Wilts, who married Eleanor, daughter of Reynolds, 
of Trowbridge, and had iffue John, of Ewell, in Surry, who by 
Agnes, daughter of Henry Bartlet, left iffue, 

Richard Moore, Efq; eldeft fon of Richard aforementioned, 
who died 11 Hen. VII. and by Catharine, daughter of Arlott, 
had two fons, and fix daughters, 1. John, of Burfeild, who, 
by Elizabeth, daughter of Whittingffall, left only a daughter, 
Elizabeth, married to John Mahew. 2. Richard, of whom 
hereafter ; the fix daughters were, , married to John Wil- 
liams, of Thame, in Oxfordfhire, Efq; Ifabella, married to 
John D'Oyley, Efq; Chriftian, to Henry Wilkins ; Matilda, 
to Robert Lechingham, in Bucks, Efq; Alice, wife to John 
Raphe, and Anne. 

Richard Moore, Efq; the fecond fon, was father of William, 
who, by the daughter of Hildefly, of Hildefly, had iffue Edward 
Moore, Efq; who died 1 Eliz. leaving iffue by Elizabeth, 

daughter and heir of Hall, of Tilehurft, in Bjerks, Efq; 

Francis Moore, Efq; his fon and heir. In the latter end of 
Queen Elizabeth, and beginning of King James, he was feve- 
*al times elected a Burgefs to fit in Parliament, in which he 
was a frequent fpeaker ; andinj.616, received the honour of 
knighthood, at Theobald's, from his Majefty King Jan\es I. 
This Sir Francis Moore, Knt. married Anne, daughter toWil- 
liam Twitty, of Boreham, in Effex, Efq; by whom he had (even 
fons, and four daughters; 1. Francis, who died in France, un- 
married ; 2. Henry ; 3. William, married to Mrs. Blount, and 
left one fon, Francis, who married Mary, daughter to - 
Carew, of Tor-abby, in Devonfhire, Efq; by whom he had one 
daughter, Elizabeth, who died unmarried ; 4. Edward ; 5. Tho- 
mas, who both died unmarried, as did, 6. John, and 7. George, 
young. Of the daughters, Margaret, married Sir Geffrey Pal- 
mer, Knt. and Bart. Attorney General to King Charles II. 
Anne, to John Jernegan, Efq; eldeft fon of Sir Henry Jerne- 
gan, of Coffey, in Norfolk, Bart. Elizabeth, married Sir Ri- 
chard 



MOOR E, of Fawiey. 271 

t&ard Blount, of Maple-durham, in Qxfordfhire, Knt. and Do- 
rothy, died unmarried. 

Henry Moore, Efq; the eld eft furviving fon, was advanced 
to the dignity of a Baronet 3 Car I. and married Elizabeth, 
daughter of William Beverley, of Kenoe, in Bedfordshire, Efcj; 
by whom he had (wo fons, and four daughters 5 1. Sir Henry, 
his fucceuor ; 2. Sir St. John Moore, Knt. who married- the 

daughter of Pooley, by whom he had feveral fons, but 

none of them left iilue. The four daughters of Sjr Henry, 
were, 1. Anne, married to Sir Matthew Hale, Knt. Lord 
Chief Juftice; 2. Elizabeth, wife of Sir Seymour Pile, of Ax- 
ford, in Wilts, Bart. 3. Frances, to Gabriel Pile, of Okemarlh, 
in Berkfhire, Efq; brother to Sir Seymour ; and 4. Margaret, 
the wife of William Duckett, Efq; 

Sir Henry Moore, Bart, the eldeft fon> who fucceeded his 
father in title and eftate, married two wives, 1. Judith, daugh- 
ter of Alderman Campbell, of London, by whom he had onlf 
one daughter, Judith, who died young ; his fecor.d wife was 
Mary, daughter of William Hitchcock, of Knitely, in Bucks, 
Efq; by whom he had two fons, Francis, and William, who 
married Anne, daughter of Henry Wells, of Brambridge, in 
the county of Hants, Efq; by whom he left one fon, William. 
3ir Henry, had alfo three daughters, who all died unmarried. 

Francis Moore, Efq; the eldeft fon, died in his father's life- 
time. He married Frances, daughter and fole heir of Alexan- 
der Jermin, of Cordington, inSuflex, Efq; by whom he had 
three fons, and four daughters ; Sir Richard, and Henry, both 
born the fame day, the latter died unmarried, June 8, 1734; 
and Francis. Of the daughters, Catharine, Anne, and Doro- 
thy, all died unmarried ; he had alfo a daughter Mary. The 
refiS of thris Francis, afterwards married John Shuckburgh, 
Efq; 

Sir Richard Moore, Bart, fucceffor to his grandfather, mar- 
ried Anaftacia, daughter and coheir of John Aylward, of Lon- 
don, Efq; (the ether daughter and coheir, married Charles 
Howard, Efq; fon of Henry Howard, Efq; fourth fon of Henry, 
Earl of Arundell,) by whom he had eight fons* and fix daugh- 
ters ; 1. Francis, who died an infant; 2. Sir Richard, his luo 
cefTor ; 3. Sir John ; 4. Francis, who died young ; 5. James 
6. Henry; 7. Thomas ; and 8. William; Frances, the eld eft 
daughter, married Richard Harcourt, of London, Merchant, 
and died foon after, without illue ; 2. Mary; 3. Helena ; 
4. Anaftacia; 5. Elizabeth, and 6. Anne. Sir Richard, died 
December 10, 1737, and was fnccecdtd in dignity and eftate 
bv his eldeft furviving fen, 

Sir 



272 I 8 H A M, of Lamport. 

Sir Richard Moore, Bart, who died unmarried, June 15* 
1738, and was fucceeded by his brother, 

Sir John Moore, the prefent Baronet. 

Arms. Argent, a Moor Cock, Sable, comb'd and jollowped 9 
Gules. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Tuft of Grafs, Vert 5 thereon a 
Moor Cock, as in the Arms. 

Motto. Nihil utile quodnon honeftum* 

Seat. At Fawley, near Wantage, in Berkfhire. 



62. Isham, of Lamport, Northamptonfhire. 

Created Baronet, May 30, 1627. 

^T O T tradition alone, but a concurrent teftimony of the 
-* moft authentic records, fufliciently prove, that this family 
has, for many ages, been feated in Northamptonfhire, and like- 
wife feem to evince acertaintv of their beina: denominated from 
Ifham, a town of the faid county in the hundred of Orlingbury, 
Such authority, fupported by variety of corrobating circum- 
ftances, gives us encouragement to begin at the Norman epo- 
cha, from which sera we fhall attempt to deduce them to our 
days, in as uninterrupted a feries at this diftance of time, and 
the many cafualties incident to it, will admit. 

Either Azor, or Azo, (who lived at the time when William 
the Conqueror made his general furvey,) if they were different 
men, which the fmall variation of a letter would incline one 
to think they were not, was probably the perfon, who is re- 
corded to be father to Roger de Ifham, one of the firft bene- 
factors to the Priory of St. Andrew, in Northampton, giving 
thereto two parts of the tithe of all his demefns in Ifham. 

Henry de Ifham next occurs in the records of the faid Pri- 
ory, as a witnefs to the grant of Henry de Harwedon, fon of 
Simon de Harwedon, of all the tithes of his fee in Ifham -, very 
likely Roger was father to this Henry, to whom are attributed 
two fons, Henry, and Thomas ; from which laft, the exifting 
branch of the family derive their defcent.. 

That Henry had a fon, who bore his name, is very clear, for 
Henry, fon of Henry de Ifham, prefented Mafter Hervey de 
Fackham, to one mediety of the church of Ifham, in the year 
1237. It is alfo certain, that this laft Henry, was likewife 
fucceeded by a foe, after his own name, a minor. We alfo 
meet with William de Ifham, whofe daughter and heir, Eliza- 
beth, was the wife of William Bernake a of Bernake ; which. 

William 



I S H A M, of Lamport. 273 

William de Ifham, whofe daughter' and heir, Elizabeth, was 
the wife of William Bernake^ of Bernake ; which William 
leaving likewife by her an heir female, the eftate in Ifham 
paiTed into the houfe of Luffewick, of Luffewick, and from 
thence was conveyed the fame way into that of Pickering. 

Having thus brought the eldeft branch to a period in art heir 
general, we mail now proceed, according to the beft light we 
have at prefent, in the account of the younger branch : In or- 
der to which, it will be necelTary to reafcend to Thomas de 
Ifham, fecond fon of the firft Henry ; which Thomas was fa- 
ther of Robert de Ifham, living 45 Hen. III. and he of Henry 
de Ifnam, who was impleaded by William, fort of John de 
Wylies, 3 Edw. III. \ 

Robert de Ifham we take to be fon of Henry, and find him 
frequently mentioned towards the latter end of Edw. III. He 
is fuppofed to be father of Robert Ifham, the firft we obferve 
to have de left out before his name. 

Contemporary with Robert, perhaps his brother, was John 
Ifham, Prior of Wymondham, in Norfolk. This Robert died 
J 3 March, 2 Hen. VI. 1424. leaving a fon named Robert, of 
the age of twenty-two years. He married Elizabeth, daughter 

and co-heir to Afton, of Knoflon, alias Knuftort, near Ir- 

chefter, in Northamptonfhire. He died about the 14th of 
Edw. IV. leaving behind him, William, his eldeft fon, of whom 
hereafter ; Robert, who was Prebendary of Lincoln, from 1467 
to 1501 ; Richard, and John. 

Richard, fon and heir of John Ifham, was the hufband of 
Ffabella, daughter to Drugo Brudenel, Efq; William Ifham, 
the eldeft {on of R.oberr, was one of thofe Gentlemen of North- 
amptonfhire, to whom Richard III. fent a Letter, requiring a 
loan of forty pounds : his name likewife occurs upon other ac- 
counts, on the lifts of the Nobility and Gentry of the county. 

He married Elizabeth, daughter of , widow of Thomas 

Braunfpath, who died 20th Sept. 18 Edw. IV. and he died 
1*3 June, 2 Hen. VIII. 1510. leaving Thomas Ifham, of Pi- 
cheley, Efq; their fon. He married Elena, daughter of Ri- 
chard Vere, of Addington, Efq; (by Ifabella, his wife, daugh- 
ter, and at length heir, to John Green, of Drayton, Efq;) 
and filler to Sir Henry Vere, Sheriff of Northamptonfhire, 
I" Hen. VII. who being; the laft heir male of that ancient and 
martial family, defcended from Sir Robert de Vere, fecond fon 
of Aubrey de Vere, Chief Jufticiary of England, and brother 
to Aubrey de Vere, firft of the name, Earl of Oxford ; his 
eldeft daughter and co-heir, Elizabeth, became the wife of 
John, the firft Lord Mordaunt, anceftor to the Earl of Peter- 
borough. 
Vol. I. T The 






2/4 I S H A M, of Lamport. 

The iflue that came of it were, Eufeby, John, and, *ao 
cording to circumftances, Henry. Henry Ifham was in that 
unfortunate expedition of the Emperor Charles V. to Algiers, 
1^41. He married Anne, reljcl: of William Scot, daughter 
and co-heir to Thomas Fogge, Serjeant Porter of Calais, by 
whom he had Edward Ifham, whole daughter and heir, Mary, 
was the wife of Sir George Parkins, cf Bunny, in Notting- 
hamfhire, Knt. 

Eufeby Ifham* the eldeft fon of Thomas, matched with 
Anne, eldeft daughter of Gyles Pulton, of Defborough, Efq; 
and Catharine, his wife, daughter of Thomas Lovet, fen. of 
Aftwell, Efqi By her, in one and twenty years, he had twenty 
children ; the names of ten of whom, five fons, and as many 
daughters, the reft dying young, and unmarried, are tranfmit- 
ted down to us, viz. Gyles, Robert, Gregory, John, anceftor 
of the Lamport line, and Henry ; Catharine, wife to Richard 
Pagitt, of Cranford, Student of the Law, (from whom def- 
cended, by the eldeft fon, James Pagitt, one of the Barons of 
the Exchequer, in the reign of Charles I. and by Eufeby, a 
Clergyman, old Father Ephraim Pagitt, above forty years Rec- 
tor of St. Edmund, Lombard -ftreet ;) Eleha, firffc married to 
Thomas Hoyfe, and, fecondly, to Thomas Bolefworth, of 
Great Oakley ; Ely, wife to Henry Bellamy, Citizen, and 
Mercer, of London, afterwards of Hadley, near Barnet, in 
Middlesex; Edith, to Richard Slatier, of Braunfton; andlfa- 
bella, to Thomas Barker, Merchant, whofe fifter was married 
to his wife's brother, John Ifham. 

Gyles Ifham, Efqj the eldeft fon* was Drought up to the 
ftudy of the Law, wherein he made great proficiency ; and fet- 
tling at Picheley, upon the death of his grand-mother, was 
put into the Commiftlon of the Peace. In the firft year of the 
reign of Queen Mary he was elected for the City of Peterbo- 
rough, to the Parliament, fummoned to meet at Oxford j and 
again to that helcj at Weftminfter, 4th and 5th of Philip and 
Mary. He died the laft of Auguft, 1559, leaving, by Mary, 
his wife, who furvived him not a year, three infant daughters, 
all in time difpofed of in marriage to Gentlemen of good fa- 
milies ; Anne, to Edward Thorne, of Syrefham ; Jane, to 
* Leonard Barker, and after him to Nicholas d'Arcy, of Kew, 
in Surrey, Efq; and Margery, to Edmond d'Ayrell, of Lang- 
port, alias Lamport, in Buckinghamfhire. 

Robert Ifham, fecond fon, was of Chrift College, in Cam- 
bridge, where he proceeded Mafter of Arts j after which he was 
promoted to be one of Queen Mary's Chaplains ; and being, 
befides his fpiritual Preferments, polTefied of a good temporal 
eftate, departed this life, unmarried, May 5, 1564, 6 Eliz. 

Gregory 



I S H A M, of Lamport. 2j$ 

Gregory Ifham, third fori, died Sept. 4, 1558, Jaft of Philip 
and Mary. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Matthew Da]e t 
of Briftol, who, after his deceafe, had to her fecond hufband, 
William Rofwell, Efq; Sollicitor General to Queen Elizabeth. 
By her he was father of Sir Eufeby, Thomas, Mary, the fe- 
cond wife (and by whom he only left iffue) of Thomas An- 
drews, of Charwelton, Efq; who feems to be the Sheriff of 
Northamptonfhire, according to Camden, that attended on 
Mary, Queen of Scots, to her execution, at Fotheringhay- 
Caftle ; and Elizabeth, married to Henry Cave, of Ingarfby, 
in the county of Leicefter, Efq; 

Sir Eufeby Ifham, of Picheley and Braunfton, Knt. received 
the honour of Knighthood from King James I. at the Char- 
ter-houfe. He died June 1 r, 1626, and, as tradition delivers 
it, in no very good circumftances, tho', in all appearance, his 
children were well provided for, of whom he had a good num- 
ber by his lady, Anne, the daughter of John Borlafe, of Mar- 
low, in Buckinghamfhire, Efq; The fons were, 1. John Ifham, 
Efq; who was twice married ; firft, to Anne, daughter to Sir 
William Fitz-Williams, of Milton, Knt. by whom he had 
Anne, his only daughter and heir, the wife, firft, of William 
Lane, of Horton and Glendon, Efq; and after his deceafe, of 
Pierce Walih, Efq; fecondly, to Elizabeth, daughter of Ed- 
mond Dunch, of Wittenham, in the county of Berks, Efq; 
who brought him no illue : He deceafed Dec. 9, 1626, and 
this laft wife Aug. 6, 1657. 2. Eufeby, who married Sufanna, 
relicl: of Daniel Kechen ; 3. William, who, by Mary his wife, 
had iffue Eufeby, and Anne ; 4. Gregory ; 5. Thomas, who 
had to wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Denton, of 
Hillerfdon, in Bucks, Knt. by whom he had Thomas Ifham, 
of the Middle Temple, who died a bachelor, July 17, 1676, 
befides a fon and daughter that died young ; 6. Anthony. Sir 
Eufeby's daughters were, Anne, who died an infant ; another 
Anne, married to Edward Glover, of Baxterley, in Warwick- 
fnire, Efq; Mary, firft the wife of Edward Reede, of Cottef- 
brook, Efq; and afterwards of Sir Fleetwood Dormer, of Lee- 
grange, in Buckinghamfhire, Knt. Sarah, married to Henry 
Turvile, of Thurlefton, in the county of Leicefter, Efq; Su- 
fanna, to John Faldo, of Goldington-green, in the county of 
Bedford, Efq; and Elizabeth. 

Here, in courfe, we mould proceed to treat of John Ifham, 
of Lamport ; but firft it will not be improper to fay fomething 
of his younger brother, with whom we fhall conclude the col- 
lateral branches. 

Henry Ifham, fifth and youngeft furviving fon, we find 
Comptroller of the Cuftoms, temp. Eliz. and that he married 

T 2 Jane, 



276 I S H A M, of Lamport. 

Jane, daughter to Mr. Breefly, and by her had iflite, 1. Gre- 
gory ; 2. Nathanael ; 3. Zaccheus ; and 4. Matthias. 

Gregory Ifham, of Barby T Efq; had, by his wife, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Robert Catelyne, of Raundes, Gent, a numerous 
progeny, viz. Robert, Henry, Henry, Richard, James, Gre- 
gory, John, William, Edward, Arthur ; Anne, wife of John 
Pey ; Eliza; Eleanora, who died unmarried, aged eighty ; 
Penelope ; Catharine ; Elizabeth, married to Thomas Burrard, 
of Lymington, in Hampfhire, Efq; Jane, to Lodge, one of 
which was the fecond wife of Sir Sidney Mountagu, father to 
the firft Earl of Sandwich. 

Zaccheus, the third, but fecond furviving fon, had to wife 
Jane, daughter of Francis Sturtivant, of Carlton upon Trent, 
in Nottinghamfhire, and by her had Edward, of Willey, in the 
county of Warwick ; Mary, married to Wren ; Jane, to 
Ducket ; and Elizabeth ; as alfo Thomas, Bachelor of Divi- 
nity, Rector of Barby, father of that learned and eminent Di- 
vine, Zaccheus Ifham, D. D. Rector of St. Botolph's, Bi- 
fhopfgate, in London, which he refigned upon being presented 
to the living of Solyhull, in Warwickihire, Prebendary of Can- 
terbury and St. Paul's, and feveral times Proctor in Convoca- 
tion for the City of London, who died at Solyhull, July 5, 
1705, leaving iftue by Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Thomas 
Pittis, D. D. Chaplain to King Charles II. (who was his 
predeceflbr as Reclor of St. Botolph's, Bifhopfgaie, aforefaid) 
by Elizabeth his wife, filter of Sir William Stephens, of Bar- 
ton, in the Ifle of Wight, Knt. Thomas, Juitinian, Henry, 
Francis, and Elizabeth, who all died young, or unmarried ; 
Mary, married to Arthur Brooke, Gent, (who had iflue two 
daughters, Mary and Dorothy) and jane. The aforefaid Tho- 
mas was iikewife father to Francis iiham, of Sudborow, who 
was elder than the Doctor, and died without iiTue. Matthias, 
the third furviving fon of Henry, by his wife, Meril Tifdale, 
had ifiue Gregory, Elizabeth, and Jane : Beiides thefe fons, 
Henry Ifham had the following daughters, Sufanna, the wife 
Of Edmond Borlafe, and mother of Sir John Borlafe, Bart, 
one of the Lords Juftices of Ireland in the years 1640, and 
1643. Apollonia, married to Rowland Leigh, and Mary, to 
Gyles Parllo, both of the city of London. 

Of the children of Eufeby and Anne Ifham, there only now 
remains an account to be given of John Ifham, of Lamport, 
Efq; their fourth fon, and the direct anceftor to the Baronets. 
Ringfted was the place of his birth, and Auguft 1525, 17 Hen. 
VIII. the month and year of it. As he was brought up to 
merchandize, he was, 5 Edw. VI. made free of the city of 
London, and of the Mercers Company, to which he was often 

Warden ; 



I S H A M, of Lamport. 277 

Warden; the firfl time he bore that office was in 1567; in 
the year 158 1, he ferved the office of Sheriff; and departed 
this life, March 17, 1595, in the feventy-firfr. year of his age, 
leaving behind him the character of a wife, juft, and good man. 
In his younger years he matched with a widow of a plentiful 
fortune, Elizabeth, the daughter of Nicholas Barker, of the 
houfe of Sunning, in Berkihire, and relict of Leonard Barker, 
Citizen of London, whom he outlived only fomething above a 
twelvemonth. The children they had by each other, were, 
Anne, wedded to Richard Saunders, of Agmondelham, in 
Bucks, and Elizabeth, to George Pulton, of Defborough, 
Efquires, both dying before their father ; Thomas, Rob-rt;, 
that died young, Henry and Richard, who by their wives, Eli- 
zabeth Caunton, and Barbara Webfter, had many children ; 
the firft, Eufeby, Edward, who left pofterity, Thomas, Ri- 
chard, John, Henry, Barbara, Mary married to George Neale, 
Mercer ; and Anne, to Thomas Bunning, Rector of Lamport ; 
R.ichard, had Thomas, Auguftine, Richard, Anne, Elizabeth, 
the wife of William Trefham, of Old, Gent. Sufanna, and 
Mary. 

Thomas Ifham, Efq; fucceeded his father, and had the mis- 
fortune to lofe his fight, when very young, by a fit of ficknefs, 
notwithftanding which, having an excellent memory, he retain- 
ed what was read to him, and became well verfed in divinity 
and hiftory : He died December 3, 1605, aged 50, leaving by 
his wife Elizabeth, daughter of ChriftopherNicholfon, of Cam- 
bridge, Gent, who furvived him till Au^uft 9, 1621, one ion, 
John, and three daughters ; Elizabeth, firf! married to Sir An- 
thony Denton, of Tunbridge, in Kent, fecondly, to Sir Paul 
d'Ewes, of Stow Hall, in Suffolk, Knights; Sufanna, the wife 
of Sir Martin Stutvile, of Dalham, in Suffolk, Knt. and Jane, 
who had for her hufband John Ardys, of Rouhall, in the county 
of Bedford, Efq; 

John Ifham, Efq; afterwards Knight and Baronet, the only 
fon, was twenty-three years of age at the time of his father's 
deceafe, being born July 27, 1582. He was knighted by King 
James I. at Whitehall, March 29, 1608, and the ninth of the 
faid King made Sheriff of Northarr.ptonfhire, where, acting as 
Juftice of the Peace, he bore a great fvvay, until the unhappy 
troubles, being, for his knowledge in the laws, and impartial 
determinations, efteemed an eminent and upright Magiflrate. 
King Charles I. advanced him to. the dignity of a Baronet, by 
patent bearing date May 30, 1627. He took to wife, 1607, 
Judith, daughter of the learned William Lewyrj, of Ottringden, 
in Kent, Doctor of Law, fome time Official Principal of the 
Arches, and Judge of the Prerogative Couit of Canterbury, 
' T 3 &c. 



278 I S H A M, of Lamport. 

&c. and fitter to Sir Juftinian Lewyn, of the fame place, Knt. 
By this Lady, who died June 25, 1625, aged thirty-four, Sir 
John had one fon ; and two daughters, Elizabeth and Judith, 
who both died unmarried, and he himfelf giving way to fate, 
July 8, 165 1, was buried at Lamport with his Lady. He was 
Succeeded in honour and eftate, by 

Sir Juftinian Ifham, Bart, his only fon, born the 20th of 
January, 16 10. Having made a fufficient progrefs in claflical 
learning, he was fent from fchool to Cambridge, and admitted 
Fellow Commoner of Chrift College, April iS, 1627. As na- 
ture had furnifhed him with excellent parts, fo the advantage of 
fuch an education, improved afterwards by that of travel into 
foreign countries, rendered him one of the mod accomplished 
perfons of his time, being a Gentleman not only of fine learn- 
ing, but above all famed for his fingular piety, and exemplary 
life. During the time of the grand rebellion, he adhered firmly 
to the royal caufe, for which he fufTereu in feveral refpefts, 
both in his perfon and his eftate, his perfon having been put in- 
to prifon, and was obliged to compound for the eftate he en- 
joyed in his father's life-time, at Shangton, in Leicefterfhire, at 
no lefs than 1106I. notwithstanding which, he was remarkably 
liberal to the pious and learned orthodox Clergy, whom he ge- 
neroufly affifted in their greateft neceftities. Thus diftinguifhed, 
by his loyalty and other happy virtues, his country, upon the 
happy reftoration of the church and monarchy, judging him to 
be a perfon moft fitly qualified to reprefent them, elected him 
one of their Knights to the Parliament which met May 8, 1661, 
and continued to fit to the period of his life. He was twice 
married ; firft, to Jane, daughter of Sir John Garrard, of La- 
mer, in Hertfordmire, Knt. and Bart, and Elizabeth his wife, 
daughter of Sir Edward Barkham, Knt. by whom he had four 
daughters, Jane, Elizabeth and Judith, twins, andSufanna;, 
the firft and third died unmarried j Elizabeth was the fecond 
wife of Sir Nicholas L'Eftrange, of Hunftanton, in Norfolk, 
Bart, and Sufanna, the only one of Sir Nicholas Carew, of Be- 
dington, in Surry, Knt. befides thefe he had one fon, John, 
who being born before the time, lived only fome few days, his 
mother alfo dying in childbed of him, March 3, 1638. After 
her death, Sir Juftinian continued a widower many years, and 
then, in 1653, took to his fecond wife, Vere, daughter of Tho- 
mas, Lord Leigh, of Stonely, by Mary, his wife, daughter and 
coheir to Sir Thomas Egerton, eldeft fon of Thomas, Lord 
Elfemere, Vifcount Brackley, High Chancellor of England. 
This Lady, who deceafed October 29, 1704, brought him 
fix fons and two daughters; 1. Thomas ; 2. Juftinian; 3. 
John, who died October, 1746, aged eighty^feven : He 

was 



I S H A M, of Lamport. v 279 

was Under-Secretary each time the Earl of Nottingham was 
one of the Principal Secretaries of State, and in the latter end 
of King William's reign, a Commifiioner for the forfeited 
eftates in Ireland ; he married Frances, daughter and coheir to 
Sir Richard Afhfeild, Bart, this Lady died April, 1755, aged 
feventy-two. By her he had two fons and a daughter; Juf- 
tinian, who died April, 1743, aged thirty-fix. He married 
Mary, daughter of Sir Stephen Anderfon, of Eyworth, in Bed- 
fordfhire, Bart. John and Frances, dead ; 4. Charles, who died 
in the eleventh year of his age ; 5. and 6. Ferdinando and 
Henry, both died very young men. Mary, the firft wife to 
Sir Marmaduke I)'Ayrell, Knt f late of Caftle Camps, inCam- 
bridgefhire, and Vere, young Ladies that were learned beyond 
their fex and years, the fjrft in the Latin tongue, the latter in 
Mathematicks, and Algebra. Sir Juftinian being at Oxford to 
place one of his fons in Chrift Church, was feized with a fit of 
the ftone, which deprived the world of this valuable man, March 
2, 1674, in the fixty-fifth year of his age. 

Sir Thomas Ifham, Bart, then within age, fucceeded him ; a 
young Gentleman of a beautiful perfon, and a fweet difpofition, 
who having finifhed his travels in France and Italy, and being 
on the point of entering into the ftate of matrimony, was, July 
26, 168 1, fnatched away by death, at London, in the very 
flower of his youth, being bijt twenty- four years old ; upon 
which, the title and eftate defcended tG his next brother, 

Sir Juftinian Ifham, Bart, who met with the news of his 
brother's death as he was returning to England from France. 
In 1685, 1 Jac. II. he was elected a Burgefs for the town of 
Northampton ; after which, when our religion and laws were 
ftruck at in that unfortunate reign, upon the landing of the 
Prince of Orange, he appeared in arms at Nottingham, where 
feveral Lords, and a good number of Gentlemen of the befr, 
quality and fortunes, having formed themfclves into a troop, as 
a guard to the Princefs Anne, mod of them were for conferring 
the command of it upon him, which he modeftly declining, the 
choice fell on the Right Rev. Dr. Compton, Bifhop of Lon- 
don, whom he propofed, and he contented himfelf with being 
their cornet, the ftandard he bore having this motto in letters 
of gold, Nslwnus leges Anglia miliar i ; without doubt, the 
true motive he engaged upon ; (or k is apparent by his 
behaviour, in the Convention that enfued, he had little 
thoughts of running the lengths of fome people, notwith- 
standing he flood as fair for preferment as mcir, and had even 
good ofters, particularly, as we are informed, that of a commif- 
fion to raife a regiment of foot. His being bail for a certain 
Peer, his friend and neighbour, who had fallen under the dif- 

T 4 pleafure 



280 I S H A M, of Lamport. 

pleafure of the Government, was the chief occafion he was not 
returned for the town of Northampton at the opening of the 
Parliament that met March 20, 1689 ; but a vacancy happen- 
ing, through the death of one of the members, he came in the 
very firft feflion, and ferved for the fame place in the two fol- 
lowing Parliaments. In 1698, he was elected, by the almoft 
unanimous voice of the county of Northampton, one of their 
Knights of the Shire, and continued to represent the faid coun- 
ty to the day of his death. He ferved in four Parliaments for 
the town, befides that of the Convention, and in ten for the 
county of Northampton. He married July 16, 1683, "Elizabeth, 
only daughter to Sir Edmond Turner, of Stoke Rochford, in 
the county of Lincoln, Knt. by Margaret, his wife, daughter 
of Sir John Harrifon, of Balls, in Hertfordshire, Knt. who 
died Auguft 22, 17 13. Sir Juftinian died, aged feventy-two, 
May 13, 1730. 

. By this Lady Sir Juftinian had fourteen children, eight fons^ 
and fix daughters, viz. 1. Sir Juftinian, who fucceeded him ; 
2. John, Fellow of All Souls, Oxon, and deceafed there, 
Nov. 17, 1716, aged twenty-eight; 3. Edmund, who died in 
his infancy ; 4. Sir Edmond, fucceftbr to his brother, of whom 
hereafter ; 5. Thomas, brought up to the fea. Pie married, in 
1734, Mary, daughter of Thomas Kenton, Rector of Bug- 
brook, in Northamptonfhire, by whom he had one daughter, 
Mary, lately deceafed. This Thomas died April, 1743, aged 
fifty-one; 6. Henry, died an infant; 7. Eufeby, late Rector 
of Lamport and Hafelbeach, and Rector of Lincoln College, 
Oxon, in May, 1739, married Elizabeth, daughter of Mat- 
thew Panting, D. D. late Mafter of Pembroke College, Oxon, 
and died June 17, 1755, aged fifty-feven, leaving three fons ; 
Juftinian, born July 18, 1740 ; Eufeby, born June 17, 1742 ; 
Edmund, born Feb. 17, 1743-4; and one daughter, Philippa, 
born April 3, 1753, all at prcfent living, and unmarried ; 
8. Charles, who, in 1744, married Elizabeth, one of the daugh- 
ters and coheirs of Edward Cuthbert, Efq; Counfellor at Law, 
and Deputy Recorder of Northampton, by whom he has no if- 
fue. Of the daughters, two Elizabeths died in their infancy y 
Vere died June 30, 1760, aged feventy-four ; Edmunda died 
April 28, 1766, aged fixty-ieven ; Sufanna died at Bath, June 
5, 1726, unmarried ; and Hefter, widow of Francis Raynsford, 
of Brixfworth, Efq; died Nov. 14, 1763, aged fixty-eight. 

Sir Juftinian Iiham, Bart, fucceeded not only to the title and 
eftate of his father, but to his feat in Parliament. Some of his 
younger years he fpent in foreign parts. Anno 171 1, he was 
conftituted one of the Commiffioners of the then new erected 
office of the Duty on Hides, &c. as alfo CommiiTioner for the 

affairs' 



I S H A M, of Lamport. 28 r 

affairs of the Land Tax and Windows ; but his commifiion be- 
ing fuperfeded the firft of King George I. fome time after he 
took a tour into the Netherlands, France, awl Italy, and after 
his return, married Mary, only furviving child of the lateL'Ifle 
Hacket, of Moxhull, in the county of Warwick, Efq; and born 
of his fecond wife, Dorothy, daughter to Sir John Bridgernan, 
of Caftle Bromwich, in the faid county, Bart, which L' I He 
Hacket, Efq; was eldeft fon to Sir Andrew Hacket, by Mary, 
his wife, firft daughter and coheir to John L'Ifle, of Moxhul, 
Efq; defcended of a family that had been owners of the faid place 
upwards of five hundred years, and in thole days efteemed of 
the fuperior rank in Warwickshire. Sir Juftinian was a Gen- 
tleman of great (kill in heraldry and antiquity, a lover of let- 
ters, and well verfed in feveral languages; he made great im- 
provements to his feat at Lamport, and particularly in building 
there a fair and coftly library. He died iuddenly without ilTue, 
March 5, 1736, in the fiftieth year of his age, as he was at- 
tending his duty in Parliament, being much lamented by all 
who had the fatisfaction and pleafure of his acquaintance. He 
was fucceeded in honour and eftate, and likewife in his feat in 
Parliament, by his next furviving brother, 

Sir Edmund Ifham, the prefent Baronet, who was bred up in 
the Uniyerfity of Oxford, chofe Fellow of St. Mary Magdalen 
College, in 1720, and taking the degree of Doctor of Law m 
1723, removed to the College of Civilians, in'London, and was 
there admitted into the number of Advocates. He was at 
length appointed Advocate for the Admiralty, which he resign- 
ed in 1742, and has been conftantly elected Knight of the 
Shire for Northampton in all the Parliaments held from his 
enjoying the title to the prefent time. He married, firft, Eli- 
zabeth, eldeft daughter of Edward Wood, of Littleton, in Mid- 
dlefex, Efq. This Lady died July 19, 1748, aged forty-eight ; 
and Sir Edmund remarried, in May, 1751, Philippa, only 
daughter of Richard Gee, of Orpington, in Kent, Efq; but has 
no iffue from either marriage. 

Arms. Gules, a Fefs, and in chief three Piles, wavy, Argent. 

Crest. Upon a Torce of the colours, a Swan's Neck and 
Breaft, with Wings difplay'd, Proper. 

Motto over the CreiT. Ojhndo non OJtento. 

Motto to the Arms. On things tranfitory reflcth no glory. 

Seat. At Lamport, in Northamptonfhire. 



63. A GOT, 



282 B A G O T, of Blithfield. 

63. Bagot, of Blithfield, Staffordflhirc. 

Created Baronet, May 30, 1627, 

HP HIS is a family of great note and antiquity, being founci 
** in Doomfday-book, poffeffors of Bagot's Bromley, in this 
county, at the time of the Conqueror's furvey, when they held 
it of Robert de Stafford, anceftor of the ancient Barons Staf- 
ford, whofe male line determining about the time of Richard I, 
jn Robert de Stafford, his After and heir, Millicent, conveyed 
this Barony by marriage to Hervey Bagot, a younger branch 
of this family, who thereupon affuming the furname, as well 
as title, of Stafford, became progenitor to the fucceeding Ba- 
rons and Earls of Stafford and Dukes of Buckingham. 

The firft we find mentioned in the pedigree, which is well 
fupported by deeds, and other evidences, is Bagod, Dominus 
Medietatis de Bramele, which he held of Robert de Stadford, as 
mentioned in Doomfday-book. He had a fon, Bagod? who 
was father of Bagot, whofe fon, Simon, is proved by a deed 
without date. He had two fons ; Sir Hugh Bagot, Knt. Do- 
minus de Bromley, and Sir William Bagot, Knt. whofe iffue 
failed, 

Sir Hugh, by Alicia, his wife, had iffue Sir Richard Bagot, 
Knt. Lord of Bromley, who, by Chriftian, his wife, had iffue 
two fons, William, and Robert, whofe iffue failed. 

William, the eldeft fon, we find was a Knight, and Lord of 
Bromley Bagot, and died temp. Edw. I. 1296. He had two 
fons, John and William, and a daughter, Sibyl, married ta 
William, fon of Alured de Sulney. John Bagot, fon and heir, 
Dominus de Bromley Bagot, 17 Jdw. I. by his wife Lucia, 
had iffue Sir John, who took to wife Eglima, daughter and 
co-heir of Sir Anchitel Malory, of Kirkby Malory, in Leice- 
fterfhire, Knt. He had iffue Sir Ralph Bagot, Knt. who mar-, 
ried Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Richard de Blithfeld, 
Lord of Blithfeld and Luttelhay, whereby he became poffeffed 
of thofe eftates, and had iffue Sir John Bagot, Knt. one of the 
Privy-council to King Henry IV. and Lieutenant of Calais. 

About this time lived Sir William Bagot, Knight, a very 
confiderable perfon, of whom Sir William Dugdaje, in. his 
Antiquities of Warwickmfre, treating of Bagington, fays, ' Sir 

* William Bagot, a branch of the ancient family of the Bagots, 

* of Stafford fh ire, in 6 Ric. II. wrote himfelf of this place ; 

* and, the next year following, was conftituted Sheriff of thefe 
S counties. In ji of that King's reign, he ferved in the Par- 

8 liament 



B A G O T, of Blithfield. 283 

* liament held at Weftminfter, as one of the Knights for this 
' mire, and in J2 in the Parliament held at Cambridge. So 

* alfo in 14 again, at Weftminfter, in which year he was like- 
' wife in commifiion for confervation of the peace in this coun- 

* ty ; and the next year following, a commitfioner of Array. 
c In the feveral Parliaments, viz. of Winchefter in 16 R. If. 

* of Weftminfter, 17, 18, and 20 R. II. he ferved again as one 

* of the Knights for this (hire ; and in that notable Parliament 

* of 21 R. II. In 4 Hen. IV. he ferved in the Parliament at 

* Weftminfter, as one of the Knights for this (hire. But after 

* this he lived not long; for on the 6th of September, 1407, 

* (8 Hen, IV.) he departed this world, as may feem by that 
c part of his monumental infcription here at Baginton, where 
4 he lies interred with Margaret, his wife, the fifter and heir of 
4 Robert de Whatton, of Nottinghamfhire ; leaving iffue, Ifa- 
' bel, his onlv daughter, married to Tho. Stafford, of Pipe, in 
Staffordfhire.' 

But to return : Sir John Bagot, Knt. Lieutenant of Calais, 
before mentioned, who married Beatrix, daughter of Sir John 
Villers, Knt. and dying 1437, was buried at the St. Auguftine 
Fryers, in Stafford, near Ford-bridge. He left iffue one fon t 
Richard ; and three daughters ; Margery, married to Henry 
Bradburne; Joan, to John Curfon, of Kedlefton, in Derby- 
shire j and Elizabeth, to Kniveton, of Bradley, Efqrs; 
Richard, the only fon, married Ifabella, daughter of Sir Ro- 
bert Afton, Knt. (fon and heir of Sir Roger Afton, Knt.) 
by whom he had only one fon, John Bagot, Efq; who died 
Jan. 24, 1480. He married, firft, Ifabel, daughter of John 
Curfon, of Effex, Efq; relict of Richard Eaton, Efq; by whom 
he had one fon, Lewis ; and three daughters ; Anne, married 
to Robert Knyveton ; Maud, to Richard Arblafter, of Long- 
den ; and Elizabeth, to William Dunham, Efqrs. This Ifa- 
bel, by her firft hufband, John Eaton, Efq; had a daughter 
Ifabel, married to Sir Robert Tyrrell, Knt. as appears by a 
deed, recited in the Bagots pedigree. This John Bagot, Efq; 

married, fecondly, Agnes, daughter of Kniveton, Efq; 

by whom he had only one daughter, Eleanor, married to Ro- 
bert Cawarden, Efq; 

Sir Lewis Bagot, Knt. the only fon, was of the Body to 

King Hen. VII. He married, firft, Emme, daughter of 

Kniveton, Efq; by whom he had a fon, John, who married 
Eleanor, daughter of Sir Thomas Butler, of Beaufy, in Lan- 
cafhire, Knt. but died with iffue, 1512, in the life-time of 
his father; and four daughters ; Jane, married to James Thir- 
keld, of Callengwood j Eleanor, to Thomas MeveJ, ofBolde- 

ballj 



284 



BAGOT, of Blithfield. 



ball ; Elizabeth to Eaft, of Yardly ; and Anne, to Joh# 

Bedell, Efqrs. 

Sir Lewis married to his fecond Lady, Anne, daughter qf 
Sir Nicholas Montgomery, Knt. by whom he had only on 
Ton, Thomas, and died May 31, 1534. 

Thomas, his fon and heir, married Joan, daughter of Ri- 
chard Aftley, of Patifhull, in Staffordfhire, Efq; by whom he 
had a daughter, Margaret, married to Ralph Adderley, Efq; 
and one fon, Richard. He died May 13, 1541. 

Richard Bagot, Efq; his fon and heir, married Mary, daugh- 
ter of William Saunders, of Welford, in Northamptonfhire, 
Efq; by whom he had iiTue Walter ; Anthony, who died un- 
married ; Margaret, married to William Crewe; Anne, to Ri- 
chard Broughton ; Dorothy, to Ralph Okeover, Efqrs; and 
Lettice, who died unmarried. 

Walter, the eldeft fon, and heir, married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Roger Cave, of Stanford, in Northamptonfhire, Efq; 
(by Elizabeth, fifter to William, Lord Burleigh,) by whom 
he had, 1. Lewis, born April 19, 1587, who died unmarried 
in his father's life-time; 2. Hervey, hereafter mentioned ; 3. 
Richard, of Colton-hall, in Staffordfhire, who died Dec. 
1596, without iiTue ; 4. William, who married Mary, daugh- 
ter of > Hughes, by whom he had no iiTue ; 5. John, who 
died young : alfo four daughters ; Anne, married to Thomas 
Lane, of Bentley, in Staffordfhire ; Frances, to Thomas 
Broughton, of Broughton, in the fame county ; Lettice, to 
William Owen, of Condover, in Salop, Efqrs. He died Mar. 
16, 1622 ; fhe Dec. 2, 1638. 

Hervey, the eldeft furviving fon, and heir, was advanced to 
the dignity of a Baronet, 3 Car. I. He was a ftrenuous af- 
fertor of the rights of his Sovereign, and was fined upwards of 
iooo 1. for his loyalty to his Prince. He married two wives ; 
I. Catharine, daughter of Humphry Adderley, of Wedding- 
ton, in Warwickfhire, Efq; fhe died Feb. 16, 1622; 2. Anne, 
daughter of Sir Clement Fifher, of Paclcington, in Warwick- 
fhire, Knt. relicl: of Sir Thomas Dilke, of Maxftoke-caftle, 
in the fame county, Knt. She died Dec. 27, 1660. By the 
laft he had no iffue ; but by the firft five fons ; 1. John, who 
died young ; 2. Sir Edward, of whom hereafter ; 3. Hervey 
Bagot, of Pipe-hall, in Staffordfhire, Efq; who was one of 
the Gentlemen Penfioners to King Charles II. and married 
two wives; 1. Dorothy, daughter of Sir Henry Arden, Knt. 
fifter and co-heir of Robert Arden, of Pipe-hall, Efq; fhe 
died Sept. 1649. His fecond wife was Elizabeth, fole daugh-, 
ter 5 and heir to Sir Thomas Rotheram, of Somereffe, in Bed- 

ibrdfhire, 



BAGOT, of Blithfield. 285- 

fcrdfhire, Knt. (by whom he had only one daughter, Eliza- 
beth, born Sept. 1653, who died unmarried.) She died July 
13, 1685. By his tuft wife he had two fons ; r. Arden Ba- 
got, of Pipe-hall, Efq; 2. Colonel Richard Bagot, who died 1 
unmarried ; and one daughter, Mary, firif married to Charles 
Berkeley, Earl of Falmouth, and fecondly, to Charles Sack- 
ville, Earl of Dorfet. Arden Bagot, of Pipe-hall, Efq; mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Leigh, Knt. fitter to Tho- 
mas, Lord Leigh, of Stonely, in Warwickshire, by whom he 
had iflue two fons, Thomas-Arden ; and William, who died 
an infant. Thomas-Arden Bagot, Efq-, married Honor, daugh- 
ter and co-heir to Sir William Egerton, of Worfley, in Lan- 
cashire, Knt. brother to John, Earl of Bridgwater; by whom 
he was father of Egerton Bagot, Efq; 

Colonel Richard Bagot, fourth fori of Sir Hervey, travelled 
much, to accomplilh himfelf for the fervice of his country ; 
he was Governor of Lichfield temp. Car. I. and was afterwards 
killed at Nafeby fight, 1645, on tne ^ e or * tne King. 5. 
Walter, who died young. Sir Hervey had only one daughter, 
Elizabeth, married to John Scrimfhire, of Norbury-manor, in 
Staffordfhire, Efq; This Sir Hervey lived fo fee the R'efto- 
ration, and died Dec. 27, 1660. 

Sir Edward Bagot, Bart, his fon and fueceflbr, married Mary, 
daughter of William Lambard, of the town of Bucks, Efq; 
(High Bailiff of that ancient Corporation,) relief' of John 
Crawley, Efq; fon and heir of Sir Francis Crawley, Knt. one 
of the Juftices of the Common Pleas, temp. Car. I. by whom 
he had twelve fons and five daughters ; 1. Hervey, born Feb. 
1-9, 1641, and died Oct". 22, 1656; 2. Edward, born March 
18, 1643, who died very young ; 3. Sir Walter, his fucceflbr ; 
4:. Lambard Bagot of Maids Morton, in Bucks, Efq; who died 
unmarried; Richard, the fifth fon, born April, 1651, died 
young; 6. Lewis, born June 22, 1652, died, returning from 
Tripoli and Jerusalem, unmarried ; 7. Capt. William Bagot, 
of Colton, in Stafford (hire, born Feb. 26, 1653, died Nov. 6, 
1699, unmarried ; 8. John, born May 8, 1655, died 1662 ; 
9. Francis, who died young ; 10 and 11. Hervey and Edward, 
twins, born May, 1658, and died young; 12. Charles, born 
Jan. 17, 1660, who died unmarried, March 30, 1724, aged 
fixty-four. The daughters were, Anne, born Mar. 14, 1642, 
married to Walter Chetwynd, of Ingeftree, in Staffordshire, 
Efq; ((he died Dec. 6, 1671, and he March 21, 1692;) and 
Mary, born April 6, 1646, wife to Sir Richard Newdigate, of 
Arbury, in Warwickfhire, Bart. Lettice, Frances, and Mary, 
the three other daughters of Sir Edward, died infants. He died 
March 30, 1673. 

Sir 



2 S6 BAGOT, of Blithfield. 

Sir Walter Bagot, Bart, his eldeft furviving Ton and fuccef- 
for, reprefented the county of Stafford, \t\ feven Parliaments, 
and whom Dr. Plott mentions, as a noble promoter of his Hif- 
tory of Staffordfhire ; he married Jane, daughter and fole heir 
to Charles Salefbury, of Bachymbyd, in Denbighfhire, Efq; by 
whom he had five fans, i. Salifbury, born Nov. 18, 1671, and 
died Oct. 29, 1673 ; 2. Sir Edward, his fuccefTor ; 3. Walter, 
born Ocl:. io> 1678, and died December following ; 4. Charles, 
born Nov. 5, 1681, who reprefented the county of Stafford, in 
Parliament, 1710, and died unmarried, at London, April 28, 
1738, aged fifty-feven; 5. William, born Jan. 14, 1686, who 
died unmarried Dec. 13, 1733. Alfo five daughters, 1. Mary, 
born Dec. 2, 1672, married to Sir George Parker, of Ratton, 
in SufTex, Bart. 2. Elizabeth, married 1 739, to the Right Hon. 
the Earl of Uxbridge 5 3. Jane, born Sept. 24, 1676, married 
to Maurice Jones, of Llanrhyader, in Denbighihire, Efq; 
4. Frances, born Aug. 9, 1677, and died 1697 > 5- Anne, born 
Feb. 28, 1678, married to George Shakerley, of Gwyerefhilt, 
in Denbighihire, Efq; eldeft fon of Sir Jeffry Shakerley, of 
Shakerley, in the county of Lancafter, Knt. Sir Walter, died 
Feb. 15, 1704, aged fixty ; his Lady died before him, July 20, 

Sir Edward Bagot, Bart, eldeft furviving fon, and fuccefTor 
to Sir Walter, reprefented the county of Stafford, in feveral 
Parliaments, both before and after his father's deceafe. He mar- 
ried Frances, daughter and fole heir of Sir Thomas Wagftaffe, 
of Tachbrooke, in Warwickshire, Knt. (who, furviving him, 
married the late Sir Adolphus Oughton, Bart.) By her he had 
ilTue, twofons, Hervey, born Sept. 17, 1699, and died Nov. 
18, following; and Sir Walter- Wagftaffe, his fuccefTor ; and 
two daughters, Frances, married to Sir John Chefter, of Chich- 
ley, in Bucks, Bart, and Jane, married to Craven Kynnerfley, 
of Loxley, in the county of Stafford, Efq; who left her a wi- 
dow, wtihout ifTue. Sir Edward died May, 17 12. 

Sir Walter- Wagftaffe Bagot, (eldeft furviving fon of Sir Ed- 
ward,) reprefented the borough of Newcaftle-under-Line, in 
Stafford flii re, in the laft Parliament of King George I. and was 
chofen one of the Reprefentatives, for the county of Stafford, 
in the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Parliaments of Great Britain, 
and for the Univerfity of Oxford, in 1762. He married, 1724, 
Lady Barbara, eldeft daughter to the Right Hon. William 
Legge, Earl of Dartmouth, by whom he had five fons, and five 
daughters. The fons were, 1. Sir William, his fuccefTor ; 2. 
Charles ; 3. Walter, A. M. Rector of Blithfield and Leigh, in 
StaP/ordfhire ; 4. Richard, one of the Commiffioners of the 
Excife ; 5. John, an Enfign of Foot. The daughters are, 

Barbara, 



MANNOGK, of GifFord's-Hall. 287 

Barbara, Anne, Jane, Elizabeth, and Mary. Sir Walter was 
one of the Truftees for executing the Will of the learned Dr. 
Radcliffe, and had the degree of Doctor of Laws conferred on 
him by the Univerfity of Oxford. He died Jan. 28, 1768, and 
was fucceeded in dignity and eftftte, by 

Sir William Bagot, his eldeft fon, the prefent Baronet, who 
was elected Member for the county of Stafford, in the laft Par- 
liament of his late Majefty, as he has been in both thofe of his 
prefent Majefty, and is Doctor of Civil Law. He married, in 
Auguft, 1760, the Hon. Mifs Elizabeth St. John, lifter to Lord 
Bolingbroke, by whom he had a daughter, born Sept. 30, 1764. 

Arms. Ermine, two Chevrons, Azure. 

Crest. In a Ducal Crown, Or, a Goat's Head, coup'd, 
Argent, attir'd, Or. 

Seat. At Blithfield, near Paget's (formerly Abbot's) Brom- 
ley, in Staffordfhire. 



64. Mannock, of GifFord's-Hall, Suffolk. 

Created Baronet, June 1, 1627. 

HIS family is of great antiquity, and derives its original 
from Denmark, and flourifhed in this kingdom from the 
time of the Dartifh monarchy to this day, and have had confi- 
derable eftates in Huntingdonfhire, Cambridgefhire, Effex, and 
Suffolk, and were Lords of the Manor of Mannocks, in Great 
Gravenfdon, Huntingdonfhire, from the Conqueft till lately. 

Robert Mannock, Efq; was the firft of this family that dwelt 
at Stoke-juxta-Neyland, in Suffolk, temp. Edw. III. William, 
his fon, was father of John, who had iffue, Philip Mannock, 
Efq; who purchafed GifTbrd's-Hall, 6 Hen. VI. 

His fon John, married Eleanor, daughter of George Seck- 
ford, Efq; He died 16 Edw. IV. He left iffue, John, who, by 
Tiis fecond wife, Jane, daughter of Thomas Waldgrave, of 
Smallbridge, in Suffolk, Efq; left no iffue : But by his firft 
wife he left his fon and heir, George, who died Auguft 22, 
1541, who married Catharine, daughter of Thomas Wald- 
grave, of Smallbridge, Efq; (fifter to his mother-in-law) and 
left three fons. 

William, his eldeft fon and heir, married Audrie, daughter of 
John Allington, of Weftley, in Cambridgefhire, and had iffue 
ieveral fons. He did July 8, 6 Philip and Mary. 

Francis, 



2 88 MANNOCK, of Gifford's-Hall. 

Francis, his fon and heir, married Mary, daughter of Wil- 
liam Fitch, of Little Canfield, in Effex, Efq; and died Nov* 
3, 1590, leaving one fon, and feveral daughters. 

William Mannock, his only fon, married Etheldred, daugh- 
ter of Ferdinando Parys, of Linton, in Cambridgefhire, Efq; 
and had ifTue, Francis, and other fons. He died March 15, 
15 Jac. I. and lies buried in Mannock's Chapel. 

Francis Mannock, Efq; his fon and heir, was advanced to 
the dignity of a Baronet, 3 Car. I. He married Dorothy, 
daughter of William Saunders, of Welford, in Northampton- 
shire, Efq; by whom he had ifTue three fons, Francis, Wil- 
liam, and John; and a daughter named Anne, married to Val. 
Saunders, of Blofteld, in Norfolk. He died Nov. 20, 1634, 
and was fucceeded in title and eftate by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Francis Mannock, Bart, who married, 1111636, Mary, 
eldeft daughter of Sir George Heneage, of Hainton, in Lincoln- 
fhire, Knt. and by her had a numerous ifTue, viz. George, who 
died an infant ; William, Francis, John, and Thomas Man- 
nock, the youngeft fon, who was of Great Bromley-Hall, in 
EiTex, and married Mary, daughter of Sir Cecil Biftiopp, of 
Parharn, in SufTex, Bart, and died wnthout ifTue. Of the daugh- 
ters of Sir Francis, Mary was wife to John Petre, of Fidlers, 
inWrittle, EiTex, Efq; Catharine, wife to John Newport, of 
Pelham, in Hertfordfhire, Efq; Anne, ' married to Sir Daniel 
Arthur, of London, Merchant; Bridget, wife of Robert Strick- 
land, Efq; and Audrey, married to Peter Linch, Efq; Sir 
Francis died, April 26, i68"6, and was fucceeded by his eldeft 
furviving fon, 

Sir William Mannock, Bart, who married Urfula, daughter 
of Henry Nevil, alias Smith, of Holr, in Leicefterfhire, Efq; 
(Our of Sir Thomas Nevil,) and by her had five fons, Francis, 
William, and John ; alfo Henry, and Thomas, who died in- 
fants ; and feven daughters, Urfula, Mary, Anne; Etheldredy 
nrarfied to Henry Timperly, of Hincklefham-Hall, in Suf- 
folk,- Efq; Elizabeth, Faith, and Winifred : Whereof Mary, 
Etheldred, and Winifred, are dead. Sir William Mannock 
died Jan. 26, 171 3-14. 

Sir Francis Mannock fucceeded his father in dignity and 
effete, and married Frances, daughter and fole heir of George 
Yates, of North Waltharn, in Southampton, Efq; and had if- 
fue four fons, William, married to Terefa, daughter of 
Anthony Wright, of Whalefide, in EiTex, Efq; Francis, mar- 
ried to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Stoner, of Watling 
Park, in Oxforxiftiire, Efq; Thomas, married to Mary, daugh- 
tcr.of George Brownlow Doughty, of Snaclon Hall, in Lincoln- 
fhire, Efq; and George. Sir Francis had alfo four daughters, 

Urfula, 



LITTLETON, of Pillaton-Hall. 289 

Urfula, married to James Nihell, Efq; Etheldred, Mary, and 
Anne. Sir Francis Mannock died Auguft 27, 1758 ; his Lady 
died May 18, 1 761 ; and both lie buried in Mannock's chapel, 
in Stoke church. 

Sir William Mannock, Bart, fuccceded his father in dignity 
aod eftate. After the deceafe of his flrft Lady, in 1750, by 
whom he had one fon, named Francis, who died an infant, he 
married, fecondly, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Robert 
Alkvyn, of Treford, in the county of SufTex, Efq; by whom 
he had a daughter, Mary, who died an infant ; and a fon, Wil- 
liam-Anthony, born March 28, 1759. Sir William Mannock 
died March 16, 1764, and was buried in Mannock's chapel, in 
Stoke church. His Lady is ftill furviving. 

Sir William- Anthony Mannock, the prefent Baronet, fuc- 
ceeded his father. 

Arms. Sable, a Crofs flory, Argent. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Tiger's Head, erafed, quarterly, 
Argent and Gules. 

Seats. At Gifford's-Hall, in Stoke-juxta-Nayland, Suffolk ; 
Bromley- Hall, in Much-Bromley, EiTex ; and Sevington, in 
Hampmire. 



65. Littleton, of Pillaton-Hall, Staffordshire. 

Created Baronet, June 28, 1627. 

HP HE prefent Sir Edward Littleton, Bart, is defcended from 
* Sir Thomas Lyttelton, Knight of the Bath (who was one 
of the Jufrices of the Common-Pleas, and author of the Book of 
Tenures,) by Joan his wife, one of the daughters and co-heirs 
of William Burley, of Bromfcroft-caitle, in Salop, Efq; and re- 
lict of Sir Philip Chetwynd, of Staffordfhire, Knt. which Sir 
Thomas, by Joan aforefaid, had three fons; 1. Sir William, an- 
ceftor to Sir Thomas Lyttelton, of Frankley, in Worceflerfhire, 
Bart. 2. Richard, to whom his father dedicated his Book of 
Tenures, anceftor to the branch we are now to treat of; and, 
3. Thomas, of Speechley, in Worceilerfhire. As feveral con- 
fiderable perfons were defcended from this youngefl fon, we (hall 
give ibme account of them, before we proceed to the Pillatcn 
branch. 

This Thomas, the third fon, by Anne, daughter of John Bo- 
treaux, of Abbots Salford, in Warwickshire, Efq; had feveral 
children ; John, his fecond fon, and heir to his elder brother, 
Thomas, was Parfon of Mounflow, in Salop. He married Alice, 

Vo L. I. U daughter 



ago L I T T L E T O N, of Pilkton-Hall. 

daughter of Richard Thornes, of Cundover, in the fame county, 
Efq; by whom he had feveral fons. 

Thomas, his eldeft fon, was of Stoke Milburgh, in Salop ; 
and having married Frances, daughter of Adam Lutley, of Bromf- 
croft-caftle, in Salop, Efq; died 1621, and was interred at Moun- 
flow, leaving five fons ; firft, Sir Adam, of Stoke Milburgh, 
created a Baronet, 0t. 14, 1642, who, by Etheldred, daughter 
and co-heir of Thomas Poyntz, of North Okendon, in EiTex, 
Efq; had feveral children. His eldeft fon was Sir Thomas Lit- 
tleton, Bart, who married Anne, daughter and fole heir of Ed- 
ward, Lord Littleton, the Lord-keeper, (hereafter mentioned,) 
and was father of Sir Thomas Littleton, of Stoke Milburgh, and 
North Okendon, Bart, one of the Lords of the Treafury, Trea- 
furer of the Navy, and Speaker of the Houfe of Commons in the 
reign of King William III. who died 1709, which title is now 
extinct. Richard, the fecond fon of Adam, died unmarried ; 
3. Thomas, Vicar of Hales Owen, in Shropfhire, father of Dr. 
Adam Littleton, one of the Prebendaries of Weftminfter, and 
Sub-dean of that church, who was the Author of the Latin and 
Englim Dictionary, and other works. He died June 30, 1694, 
and lies buried in Chelfea Church ; 4. John ; and 5. George, vi- 
car of Long Stanton, in Salop. 

Sir Edward Littleton, of Henley, in Salop, Knt. fecond fon 
of John, Parfon of Mounflow, was Chief Juftice of North- 
Wales, and dying Sept. 162 1, was interred at Llanvaire, in Den- 
bighfhire. He left iflue by Mary, daughter of Edmund Walter, 
of Ludlow, in Shropfhire, Efq; Chief Juftice of South-Wales, 
eight fons ; 1. Edward, of whom hereafter ; 2. William, Ser- 
jeant at Law ; 3. James, Fellow of All-Souis College, Oxford, 
who, as well as his brother William, died unmarried ; 4. Wil- 
liam, who married, but left no male iftue ; 5. John, Fellow of 
All-Souls College, Oxford, and elected Mafter of the Temple, 
1638, from whence he was ejected in 1644, for being; in the 
King's army ; 6. Nathaniel, a Gentleman in the Earl of South- 
ampton's company, in the Low Countries ; 7. Sir Timothy Lit- 
tleton, Knt. one of the Barons of the Exchequer, who died 
1679, and lies. buried in the Temple Church ; S.Samuel; the 
three iaft died unmarried. 

E.Jwa.rd Littleton, Efq; the eldeft fon, was Lord-keeper of the 

Great Seal of England in the rer^n of Kino; Charles I. was born 

in Shropfhire in 1589, and became a Gentleman Commoner of 

Chrift Church, in Oxford., in the beginning of the year 1606, 

d look', the degree of Bachelor of Arts, April the 28th, 1609. 

ience he was removed to the Inner Temple, where he made Co 

eat a progrejs m the ftudy of the Law, that he became eminent 

m.the p.'uicuion of it. In the Parliament in 162 S he had the 



management 



LITTLETON, of Pillaton-Hall. 29 1 

management of the High Prefumption charged on the Duke of 
Buckingham, about King James's death ; upon which occafion 
he behaved himfeif with an univerfal applaufe between the jea- 
Joufy of the People, and the honour of the Court. His firft pre- 
ferment in the Law was the place of a Judge in North-Wales, 
after which he was elecled Recorder of London, being about 
the fame time Counfellor to the Univerfity of Oxford. In 1632 
he was chofen Summer-reader of the Society of the Inner Tem- 
ple. Oct. 17, 1634, he was made Sollicitor-general. June 6, 
1635, he was knighted by his Majefty at Whitehall. Jan. 27, 
1639, he was conftituted Lord Chief Juftice of the Common- 
Pleas ; and January the 23d following was appointed Lord-keeper 
of the Great Seal. February the 18th he was made a Peer of 
England, by the name of Lord Littleton, Baron of Mounflow, 
in Shropfhire. In the beginning of the Long Parliament he was 
in good efteem with both Houfes ; and when the King paffed the 
Triennial Bill, and that of the Subfidies, both Houfes, by the 
Lord-keeper, returned their Thanks to his Majefty. He ftaid 
iome time with the Parliament ; but at lair, in July 1 642, retired 
to the Kin<>- at York, having iuft before fent the Great Seal 
thither. 

Richard, the fecond fon of Sir Thomas, the Judge, married 
Alice, daughter and heir of William Winefbury, of Pillaton- 
Hall, in Staffordfhire, Efq; by whom he had iffue two fons, Ri- 
chard, who died without iffue ; and Edward, of whom here- 
after ; alfo four daughters ; Ellen, married firft to John Cotes, 
of Woodcote, in Salop, Efq; and fecondly, to William Baffot, 
of Blore, in Staffordfhire, Efq; Margaret, firft the wife of Hum- 
phry Pigot, of Shropfhire, and afterwards of Clifton, of 

Detbyfhire, Efqrs; Lucy, married to Robert Swinnerton, of Ec- 
clefhall, in St afford (hi re ; and Anne, married to Thomas Mid- 
dlemore, of Edgbafton, in Warwickfhire, Efqrs. This Richard 
died 9 Hen. VIII. His wife furvived him, and died 21 Hen. 
VIII. leaving a fon and heir, Edward. 

Which Sir Edward Littleton was a Knight, and had a grant 
from Hen. VIII. of the office of Conftable, and Keeper of the 
Caftleof Stafford, and Keeper of his Parks, and Bailiff of his 
Manor of Farebriggs, in StafFordfhire for his life. He was She- 
riff of Staffordfhire 15 and 31 Hen. VIII. and 4 Edw. VI. He 
married two wives; 1. Helen, daughter of Humphry Swynner- 
ton, of Swynnerton, in Staffordfhire, Efq; 2. Ifabel, relict of 

1 Wood, and daughter of Richard Hill, fifter and heir of 

Robert Hill, of Hounhill, in Staffordshire, Efq; She afterwards 
married Ralph Egerton, of Wiinehill, in the fame county, Efq; 
By the laft wife he had no iffue ; but by the firft kvcii fons ; the 
fix eldeft died without iffue ; 7. Sir Edward, of wac-m hereafter ; 

U 2 ' alfo 



2Q2 LITTLETON, of Pillaton-Hall. 

alio two daughters, Barbara, married firft to Henry Gower, of 
Worcefterfhire, Efq; and afterwards to John Folliot, of Pirton, 
in the fame county, Efq; and Conusance, wife to Sir James Ful- 
jambe, Knt. 

After his death, the inquifition fets forth, among other mat- 
ters, that Edward was his fon and heir, and of the age of thirty 
years and upwards, anno 1558. 

This Sir Edward Littleton, Knt. the only furviving fon, was 
Sheriff of Staffordshire 5 Eliz. and married Alice, daughter of 
Francis Cockain, of Afhburne, in Derbyfhire, Efq; by whom he 
had eight fons, and feveral daughters, 1. John, who died without 
iffue; 2. Sir Edward; 3. Thomas, who by Caffandra, daughter 
of Thomas Lane, of Bentley, in Staffordshire, Efq; left iffue ; 

4. Francis, of Melfho, in Salop, who by Gertrude, daughter of 
Thomas Sutton, of Over-haddon, in Yorkfhire, Efq; left iffue -> 

5. Walter, of Ecclefhall, in Stafford (hi re, who married Alice, 
daughter of John Comberibrd, of Stafrordihire, Efq; and left iffue; 

6. John, who died without iffue ; 7. James, whole wife was 
iVlercy, daughter of John Stone, of London, Efq; relict of Wil- 
liam Bowyer, Efq; by whom he left iffue ; and 8. Devereux, 
who by Jane, daughter of George Allen, of Woodhoufe, in Der- 
byfhire, left iffue. The daughters of Sir Edward, that married, 
were, 1. Jane, married to John, fon of Thomas Lane, of Bent- 
ley; 2. Conftance, married to Thomas Holt, of Griftlehurfr, in 
Lancashire ; 3. Mary, wife of Walter Vernon, of Hounhill, in 
StafTordihire ; 4. Grace, married firft to Francis Harnage, of Bel- 
zardine, in Salop, and afterwards to Silvanus Lacon, of the fame 
county, Efqrs. 5. Margaret, married to Sir John Repington, 
of Amington, in Warwickfhire, Knt. This Sir Edward Littleton, 
Knt. who died July 19, 1574, lies buried in Penkrich church. 

Sir Edward Littleton, Knt. eldeft furviving fon, was Sheriff 
of Staffordfhire 25 and 35 Eiiz. He was Provoft Marfhal 1588, 
and Deputy Lieutenant to George, Earl of Shrevvfbury, Lord 
Lieutenant of the county of Stafford, and was one of the Lieute- 
nants for tnat county in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, for divers 
years together, when there was no Lord Lieutenant, and one of 
the Knights 6( the Shire for the county of Stafford, 39 Eliz. He 
married Margaret, daughter and coheir of Sir William Deve- 
reui, Knt. youngeft fon of Walter, Lord Vifcount Hereford, 
by whom he had fix fons and eight daughters; 1. Edward, of 
when-! hereafter; 2. Thomas, who married Elizabeth, daughter 
:ii\d heir of Adam Morton, of Wilbrighton, in Staffordshire, 
Eiq; and left iffue ; 3. William ; 4. George ; 5. Gilbert ; and 
6. John ; that died young. Of the daughters, I . Mary, mar- 
ried to Richard Fowler., of Kings Harnage, in Salop ;. 2. Anne, 
wfe of Humphry Sal way. of Stanford, in vVorctfterftiire ; 

3- Do- 



LITTLETON, of Pillaton-Hall. 293 

3. Dorothy, who died young ; 4. Jane, married to Richard 
Knightley, of Fawefiey, in Northamptonfhire; 5. Ellen, mar- 
ried to William Babington, of Curborough, in Stafford (hire, 
Efqrs. 6. Margaret, the wife of John Skinner, of Cofton, in 
WorcefterfTrire, Gent. 7. Lettice, married to John Fulnetby, 
Archdeacon of Stafford ; and 8. Conftance, the wife of Richard 
Hill, of London, Gent. 

Sir Edward Littleton, Knt. his eldeft Ton, was Knight of the 
Shire in Parliament, 21 Jac. I. and Sheriff of the county 24th of 
that reign. He married Mary, daughter of Sir Clement Fifher* 
of Packington, in Warwickfhire, Knt. by whom he had four 
fons and four daughters ; 1. Edward ; 2. Fiilier, who married 
Anne, daughter of James Baynton, of Wilts, Efq; 3. Sir Walter 
Littleton, Knt. Chancellor of the diocefe of Lichfield and Co- 
ventry. He married Prifcilla, daughter of Sir Lewis Pemberton, 
of Rufhden, in Northamptonfhire, Knt. by whom he had four 
fons ; 1. Walter, of Lichfield, who married a daughter of Wil- 
liam Talbot, of Sturton-caflle in Stafrordfhire, Efq; and left if- 
fue ; 2. Edward, who married a daughter of Mulins, but 

left no ifTue ; 3. Fifher, Doctor of Laws, who married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Pincebeck, of London, and relict of 

Skegnes, and died March 1696-7, without iffue, and was buried 
at St. Andrew's, Holbourn ; 4. Henry, a Merchant, in London, 
who left no iffue. 

The fourth fon of Sir Edward, was William, who married the 
daughter and heir of John Webfter, of Amsterdam, Merchant. 
The daughters of Sir Edward were, Lettice, married, firft, to 
William Wafhbourne, of Wafhbourne, in Worcefrerfhire, and 
afterwards to John Clent, of Knightwick, in the fame county, 
Efqrs. 2. Mary, married to Eufeby Shuckburgh, of Nafeby, in 
Northamptonfhire, Efq; 3. Margaret, married, firft, to Sir 
George Browne, of Radford, in Warwickfhire, Knt. and fe- 
condly, to Francis Fifher, Efq; thisd fon of Sir Robert Fifher, 
of Packington, Bart, and, 4. Anne, the wife of Sir Thomas 
Holte, of Afton, in Warwickfhire, Bart. 

Edv/ard Littleton, Efq; fon and heir of Sir Edward, by Mary, 
daughter of Sir Clement Fifher, Knt. was Sheriff and Deputy 
Lieutenant for Staffordfhire. He was likewife advanced to the 
dignity of a Baronet, 3 Car. I. He was rated by the Sequeftra- 
tors at 1347!. 6s. 8d. for compofition for his eftate, on account 
of his loyalty. He married Hefter, daughter of Sir William 
Courteen, of London, Knt. by whom he had three fons ; 

1. William,, who died in his father's lifetime, without iffue j 

2. Sir Edward, his fucceffor ; 3. James, who died without iffue. 

Alfo two daughters ; Anne, married to Cole, of Shrewf- 

bury, Gent, and Margaret, to Robert Napier, Efq; eldeft (on 

U 3 of 



294 LITTLETON, of Pillaton-Hall. 

of Sir Robert Napier, of Luton-Hoo, in Bedfordfhire, Bart, by 
whom fhe had iflue one fon, Robert. After the death of Sir 
Edward Littleton, Bart, the fame Dame Hefter married Thomas 
Thorne, of Shelvock, in Salop, Efq; and was buried in Ryton 
church, Dec. 12, 1674. 

Sir Edward Littleton, Bart, eldeft furviving fon, and fucceflbr 
to the title and eftate, was alfo High Sheriff, and Deputy Lieu- 
tenant for Staffordfhire, and married two wives; 1. Mary, 
daughter of Sir Walter Wrotefley, of Wrotefley, in Stafford- 
fhire, Bart, by whom he had two fons, and three daughters ; 
J, Edward, of whom hereafter; 2. Walter, a Major in Lord 
Oxford's regiment, who married Lady Anne Knowles, daugh- 
ter of Nicholas, Earl of Banbury, by whom he had one daugh- 
ter, Anne, who died unmarried, at the age of eighteen. This' 
Walter Littleton was killed in a duel ; and after his death Lady 
Anne married Capt. Philip Lawfon, a younger fon of Sir John 
Lawfon, of Brougb, in Yorkfhire, Bart, and, thirdly, to Col. 
Hervey, of Leicefterfhire. Of the daughters, Mary married Sir 
Henry Gftugh, of Perry-hall, in Staffordfhire, Knt. and left 
hTue ; Elizabeth married Walter Chetwynd, of Ingeftree, in 
Staffordfhire, Efq; and had ifilie ; Heller marriedHumphry Perfe- 
houfe, of Reynolds-hall, in Staffordfhire, Efq; and had iffue. 

Sir Edward married, fecondly, Joyce, daughter of Lit- 
tleton, Efq; of Teddeiley-hay, his coufin, by whom he had fix 
fons, and two daughters ; I. Devereux, who died unmarried, 
at his feat at Tamworth, in Staffordfhire, 7 June, 1747, aged 
feventy-three ; 2. Walter, who died unmarried ; 3. Henry, De- 
puty Governor of Corke, in Ireland, who married, but died 
without iffue ; 4. Fifher, a Barrifter at Law, who fucceeded to 
the eftates of his brother Devereux, and died unmarried ; 5. Wil- 
liam, a Captain in the Navy, who married, and left one fon, 
Edward, who fucceeded to the eftates of Fifher, his uncle, and 
married Joyce, his coufin, the eldeft daughter of Humphry Wool- 
terftan, Efq; of Staffold, in Staffordfhire, and died without iflue ; 
6. Adam, unmarried, and was killed in a duel. Of the daugh- 
ters, the elder! married Dilke, of Maxtoke-caftle, in War- 

wickihire, and hnd iffue ; and the younger, Sarah, married to 
Humphry Woolferftan, of StafFold, in Staffordfhire, Efq; and 

has iflue. 

Edward Littleton, Efq; the eldeft fen by the firft Wife, died 
in the life-time of his father. He was Sheriff for the county 
of Stafford, and Deputy Lieutenant. He married Sufanna, daugh- 
ter of Sir Theophilus Biddulph, of Elmhurft, in Staffordfhire, 
Bart, by whom he had three fons and fix daughters ; 1. Sir Ed- 
ward, of whom hereafter; 2. Theophilus, who died unmarried, 
a. -Bal'iol College, in Oxford ; 3. Fifher, who left iflue by Fran- 
ces, 



LITTLETON, of Pilkton-Hall. 295 

ces, the eldeft daughter and coheir of James Whitehall, of Pipe- 
Ridware, in St afford (hire, Efq; (The other daughter and co- 
heir, Anne, married the Right Hon. Sir Thomas Parker, Knt. 
Lord Chief Baron of his Majefty's Court of Exchequer, by 
whom me had iffue, Thomas and George,) Of the daughters, 
1. Sufanna, married to Sir John Coryton, of Newton, in Corn- 
wall, Bart, and had iflue Sir John Coryton, Bart. 2. Mary, 
the wife of Edmund Arblafter, of Longdon, in Staffordfhire, Efq; 
by whom fhe had iflue. 3. Elizabeth, the wife of Humphry 
Hodgetts, of the fame county, Efq; by whom fhe had no iflue. 

4. Catharine, the wife of John Floyer, of Longdon, in Stafford- 
fhire, Efq; fon of Sir John Floyer, of Lichfield, Knt. M. D. 

5. Jane, the wife of John Eginton, of Rodbafton, in Stafford- 
fhire, Efq; by whom (he had two fons, John and Theophilus, 
who both died unmarried. 6. Anne, who died unmarried. This 
Edward Littleton, died Jan. 24, 1704, and Sufanna his wife, 
Aug. 25, 1722. They both lie buried near the weft end of the 
fouth aile of Penkridge church. 

Sir Edward Littleton, Bart, fon of Edward before mentioned, 
was Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Stafford. 
He fucceeded his grand-father in title and eftate, and married 
Mary, the only daughter of Sir Richard Hoare, Knt. formerly 
Lord Mayor of London, and one of the Reprefentatives in Par- 
liament for the faid City, in the reign of Queen Anne, by whom 
he had no iffue. He died at Pillaton-Hall, January 2, 1741-2 ; 
Dame Mary Littleton, his Lady, died April 18, 1761. 

Fifher Littleton, Efq; brother to Sir Edward Littleton, Bart. 
laft mentioned, left by Frances, his wife, the eldeft daughter and 
coheir of James Whitehall, of Pipe-FJdware, Efq; in the county 
or Stafford, two fons and two daughters. He died in May 1740, 
and lies buried at Pipe-Ridware, together with Frances his wife, 
who died March 25, 1768. Their iffue were, 1. Edward ; 
2. Fifher, a Barrifler, who married Mary, only daughter and 
heirefs of Thomas Seace, of Northreps, in the county of Nor- 
folk, Efq; by whom he hath no iffue. 3. Frances, married to 
Moreton Wallhoufc, of Hatherton, in the county of Stafford, 
Efq; by whom (he hath iflue. 4. Anne, who died an infant. 
The faid Fifher dying in the life-time of his brother, Sir Ed- 
ward Littleton, Bart, the title and eftate defcended to his eldeft 
fon, Edward, on the death of the laft mentioned Sir Edward 
Littleton, Bart, and which 

Sir Edward Littleton is the prefent Baronet, and married 
Frances, dde{\. daughter of Chriftopher Horton, Efq; of Cat- 
ton, in the county of Derby, by Frances, the only daughter 
and heirefs of Sir Eufebius Bufwell, of Caciebv, in the countv 
of Leicester, Bart, by whom he hath no iflue. 

U 4 Arms* 



296 G O R I N G, of Highden. 

Arms. Argent, a Chevron, between three Efcallops, Sable, 
with due difference. 

Crest. On a Wreath, Argent and Sable, a Stag's Head, 
cabofh'd, Sable, attir'd, Or, between the Attires, a Bugle Horn 
of the fecond, hanging and faften'd by a Bend, Gules. 

Motto. XJng Dieu y & ung Roy. 

Seats. At Pillaton-Hall, and Peddefley-Park, in StafFord- 
jfhire. 



66. Goring, of Highden, Suflex, 

As Bowyer, of Leighthorn, Suflex, 

Created Baronet, July 23, 1627, 

Whofe grand fon and heir, Sir James Bowyer, Bart, by another 
patent, dated May 18, 1678, got the honour intailed, after his 
deceafe, upon Henry Goring, of Highden, in the fame county, 
Efq; with precedence according to his grandfather's patent, 
and was accordingly fucceeded therein by the faid Henry. 

'THE family of Goring is of good note and antiquity in this 
-* county, being furnamed from Goring, in the rape of Arun- 
del ; of which was, John Goring, of Burton, who married Mar- 
garet, daughter and coheir of Sir Ralph Radmill, of Radmiil, in 
Suflex. Their great grandibn, Sir William Goring, Knt. was 
one of the Gentlemen of the Privy-Chamber to Edw. VI. and 
married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of John Covert, of Slaug- 
ham, in Suflex, Efq; and had ifTue two fons, Sir Henry, and 
George, of Hurfl-Pierpoint, in Suflex, whofe fon, George, was 
(by Anne, filler to Edward Denny, Earl of Norwich,) father of 
George Goring, Efq; who was created Baron Goring, of Hurft- 
Pierpoint, 14 Car. I. and the 20th of that reign, Earl of Nor- 
wich, who was General of Horfe to King Charles I. 

Sir Henry, the eldeft fon, married Dorothy? daughter and co- 
heir of William Everard, of SufTex, Efq; and had Sir William 
Goring, of Burton, Knt. (anceftor to Sir William Goring, 
of Burton, who was created a Baronet by King James I. 
May 14, 1622, which title became extinct, on the death of the 
late Sir William, 1725,) and Edward, from whom thofe of 
Highden, that we are now to treat of, are defcended ; which 

Edward, by Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Wifeman, 

of Efiex, Efq; was father of Henry Goring, of Highden, Efq; 
who married Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Eversfieldj of Denn, 
in SuiTex, Knt. whofe fon, , 

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GORING, of Highden. 297 

Sir Henry, on the deceafe of Sir James Bowyer, Bart, fucceed- 
ed him in his honour, as before mentioned ; and having married 
Diana, daughter of Sir Edward Bifhopp, of Parham, Bart. (by- 
Mary, his wife, fourth daughter to Nicholas Tufton, Earl of 

Thanet,) had iflue :#o fons ; I. Capt. Henry Goring ; 2. 

Goring, Doctor of Laws, who married a daughter of 

Bridger, of Oakham, near Lewes, in Sufiex, Efq; and died if- 
fuelefs. 

Captain Henry Goring, died in his father's life-time. He had 

two wives ; firft, , by whom he had Sir Charles, the fuc- 

ceeding Baronet ; and by his fecond wife, the daughter of Sir 
John Covert, of Slaugham, in SuiTex, Bart, he had Sir Harry, 
hereafter mentioned. 

Sir Charles Goring, fuccefTor to his grandfather, married a 

daughter of Bridger, of Oakham, near Lewes, in SuiTex, 

Efq; and dying without iflue, was fucceeded by his half-bro- 
ther, 

Sir Harry Goring, Bart, who ferved in feveral Parliaments in 
the reign of Queen Anne, for Steyning, in SuiTex, and married 
one of the daughters and coheirs of Sir George Matthews, of 
Southwark, Knt. and had iflue nine fons, and two daughters; of 
which, Frances, married Dr. Ballard, Rector of Langford Mag- 
na, in Wilts. Sir Harry, died November, 173I) at Horfham, in 
SuiTex, and was fucceeded in dignity and eftate, by his eldeft 
fon, 

Sir Charles-Matthews Goring, the prefent Baronet, who mar- 
ried, July, 1731, Mary, youngeft daughter of William Black- 
burne, of High Ongar, in Eflex, Efq; (High Sheriff of that 
county, 1 George I.) by whom he had one fon, Harry, who 
married, September 9, 1767, to Mifs Anne Foller ; and two 
daughters, one of them married to Colvill Bridger, Efq. His 
fecond Lady is Elizabeth, daughter of Tagg, Efq. 

Arms. Argent, a Chevron, between three Annulets, Gules. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Lion rampant, guardant. 

Seat. At Highden, in SuiTex. 



67. Ston- 



298 STONHOUSE, of Radley. 
67. Stonhouse, of Radley, Berkfhire. 

Created Baronet, May 7, 1628. 

VKTHETHER this family took their furname from Stonhoufe, 
* * in Gloucefterfhire, which was the habitation of the Mild- 
mays, (temp. Rich. II.) is a point not eafy to be determined. But 
they weregentilirial in Surry, near a century before Henry Ston- 
houfe was returned for Guildford, (temp. Edw. II.) to the Parlia- 
ment held at Rippon, in Yorkfhire. 

Robert Stonhoufe, ofBarfted, in Kent, married Rofe, daugh- 
ter of Royden, of EfTex, and had iflue, 

George Stonhoufe, of Little Peckbam, in Kent, Efq; who was 
one of the Clerks of the Green-Cloth to Queen Elizabeth, and 
purchafed the eftate at Radley, in Berks. Ke died 1575, having 
had two wives, 1. Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Gibfon, of 
Kent, Efq; 2. Elizabeth, daughter to Davy Woodcroft, Alder- 
man of London, relicl of Walter Lawfon, Efq. By this laft he 
left a daughter, Dionyfia, married to Sir Edward Hexto, in So- 
merfetfhire, Km. and four fons, William, Nicholas, Walter, 
and James, who was of Amerden-Hall, and created a Baronet ; 
but hfs male iiTue failing, that title became extint. 

William, the eldeft, was created a Baronet, 4 Charles I. He 
married Elizabeth, fole daughter and heir of John Powell, of 
Wales, Efq; and had by her feveral children, whereof four died 
infants ; but three fons, Sir John, Sir George, and William, of 
Cockthorp, in Oxfordfhire, (who married, and bad iffue,) as alfo 
five daughters, furvived him ; of which, Elizabeth, married 
Edward Perrot, of Hinky, in Berks, Efq; Mary, to William 
Langton, D. D. Urfula, to John Denton, of North Afton, in 
Oxfordfhire ; Anne, to George Windfor, of Bentley, in Hants, 
Efqrs. and Dionyfia, to Sir Cornelius Fairmeadow, Knt. Sir 
William died Feb. 5, 1631, aged feventy-fix, and lies buried in 
Radley Church, in Berkmire, where, againft the fouth wall of 
the chancel, is a very fair arched monument raifed, whereon lies 
the portraiture of Sir William Stonhoufe, in armour, with his 
Lady, in the fame pofture near him. At the head of the monu- 
ment is the figure of a man in armour, and on the fides are fons 
in long mourning cloaks ; four young children in their f wad-ling 
clothes, and five daughters. 

Sir John, the eldeit fon, fucceeded to the title and eftate, hav- 
ing been knighted, Auguil, 1629, but died unmarried in about 
four months after the death of his father, viz. June 14, 1632, 
aged thirty-one. 



STONHOUSE, of Radley. 299 

Sir George, his next brother, fucceeded him in title and eftate. 
He was fined for his loyalty to King Charles I. and paid 1460 1. 
compofition for his eftate to the Sequeftrators. He married 
Margaret, daughter of Richard, Lord Lovelace, and by her was 
father of three fons, Sir George, Sir John, and James ; alfo of 
one daughter, Elizabeth, married, firft, to Sir Richard Stidolf, of 
Norbury, in Surry, Bart, and afterwards to the Lord Byron. 

This Sir George furrendered his father's patent of creation, 
and had a new one granted him, dated May 5, 22 Char. II. 1670, 
of the title to himfelf for life, with remainder to his fecond fon, 
John, and his heirs male; and, in default thereof, to James, his 
third fon, and his heirs male, with precedence, according to the 
former patent, intending to exclude thereby his firft fon. 

Sir George, his eldeft fon, however, claimed and enjoyed the 
title, according to the firft patent, and marrying Mrs. Anne 
Scarlett, of an ancient family, but no fortune, had iftue two- 
daughters, Sufanna, and Anne, and one fon, 

Sir George Stonhoufe, Bart, his fucceftbr, who married Anne, 
daughter of James Aftiton, Efq; of an antient family in Lanca- 
shire, by whom he had fixteen children : Whereof George, the 
eldeft, lived to be a Captain of Foot ; but all that furvived him, 
were only one fon, Sir John, and a daughter, Margaret. 

Sir George, died in Fetter-Lane* London, Feb. 24, 1736-7, 
and was fucceeded in the title, by his only fon, 

Sir John Stonhoufe, Bart, who died unmarried, July, 1 740, 
whereupon this title became extinct. 

Sir John, the fecond fon of Sir George, (the eldeft: Sir George, 
above named, being difinherited,) fucceeded him in the eftate, 
and title, granted by the latter patent : He married Martha, 
daughter and fole heir of Robert Brigges, of Derbyfhire, Efq; 
brother of Sir Humphry Brigges, of Haughton, in Salop, Bart, 
and relict of Richard Spencer, of London, Turky Merchant ; 
and was fucceeded by his fon, 

Sir John Stonhoufe, of Radley, Bart, who ferved as Knight of 
the Shire in feveral Parliaments for the county of Berks, and mar- 
ried, firft, Mary, daughter and fole heir of Henry Mellifh, of San- 
derfteed, in Surry, Efq; by whom he had two daughters, Mar- 
tha, (married to Arthur Vanfittart, of Shottefbrooke, in Berks, 
Efq;) and Mary. His fecond Lady was, Penelope, daughter of 
Sir Robert Dafhwood, of Northbrooke, in Oxfordshire, Bart, by 
whom he had nine children ; Penelope, married, firft, to Sir Henry 
Atkins, of Clapham, in Surry, Bart, and, furviving him, after- 
wards married the Right Hon. the Lord Gower, and died at 
Trentham, in Stafford (hi re, Auguft, 1734; Catharine, married 
May 29, 1745, to the Hon. Robert Lee, uncle to the prefent 
Earl of Litchfield. By this marriage {he had a daughter, which 

died 



300 W R E Y, of Trebitch. 

died foon after it was born ; Anne, married Sir William Bowycr, 
of Denham, in Bucks, Bart. Sir John, his fuccelTor ; Margaret, 
who died June 30, 1746 ; William ; Dionyfiay married July 1 1, 
175 1, the Rev. Mr. Benet, but has no iflue ; James, the prefent 
Baronet ; and Sufanna, married in 1744, to Peter Serle, Efq; of 
Teftvvood, near Southampton, who has had feveral children, all 
of which died young, except a daughter, now married to Sir 
William Oglander, of Nunwell, in the Ifle of Wight. This laft 
daughter of Sir John's is fince dead. 

Sir John, died 0. 10, 17335 and was fucceeded in dignity 
and eftate by his eldeft fon, 

Sir John Stonhoufe, Bart, who dying unmarried, was fucceeded 
by his brother, 

Sir James Stonhoufe, the prefent Baronet. 

Arms. Argent, on a Fefs, Sable, between three Hawks, 
volant, of the fecond, a Leopard's Face between two Mullets, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Talbot's Head couped, Argent, 
collared, Sable, lined, Or, catching a Dove volant, Argent. 

Seat. At Radley, in Berks. 



8. Wrey, of Trebitch, Cornwall. 
Created Baronet, June 30, 1628. 

Tf ROM an old pedigree of this family, I find Robert le Wrey 
living the fecond of King Stephen, A. D. 11 36, and by the 
prefixed adjunct, they feem to take their name from fome office. 
Others denominate them from their habitation and pofleflion, of 
Wrey, in Devonfhire. 

This Robert, married Sibyl, daughter to Ralph Abbot, .and 
had iflue William le Wrey, of Wrey, who by his wife Alice, 
daughter to John Kelley, of Brodewood, was father toElias, and 
he, to another of the fame name. 

Which laft Elias, or Elye, married Joane, daughter and heir of 
Nicholas Holwaye, and left iffue Richard, who had to wife Joane, 
fcfter and heir of John Morris, and was father to Stephen le Wrey, 
father of Thomas le Wrey. 

About which time, or not long before, was Roger Wrey, who 
held a fourth part of a Knight's fee in Wyke Chalveligh, in De- 
voniliire, of the Barony of Okehampton, in 19 Edward III. 
which Walter le Wrey formerly held. 

Thomas Wrey, aforementioned, married Elizabeth, daughter 
to Robert Yeo, t arrd had iflue John and Walter, and Alice, mar- 
ried to John Glanvile ; John, by his wife, Conftance, the daugh- 
ter 



W R E Y, of Trebitch. 301 

ter of Hatch, left iflue only a daughter, Conftance, wife of 

William Shylfton, fo that Walter, his brother, was next: heir. 

Which Walter, married Conftance, daughter to John Shylfton, 
and left iflue William Wrey, of North Ruflel, who had iflue 
Walter, and Thomas, 

Walter, had iflue Robert Wrey, of North Ruflel, and his fons 
were, Walter, Thomas, and William, whereof Walter fucceeded 
his father at North Ruflel ; and having married Bridget, daugh- 
ter to Robert Shylfton, had iflue a daughter, Jane, married firft to 
John Wikes, of Cocktree ; fecondly, to Thomas Welcote ; and 
thirdly, to Robert Fry ; alfo a fon, John Wrey, Efq; 

Which John, married Blanch, daughter and heir to Henry 
KilHgrew, of Wolfton, in Cornwall, Efq; by whom he had large 
pofleflions, and the Lordfhip of Trebitch, in the parifh of St. 
Ives, in that county, which became thenceforward their capital 
maniion. He was High Sheriff of the county of Cornwall, anno 
28 Eliz. and had iffue two daughters, Phi lip pa and Jane, wife 
of Peter Coryton, Efq; and fix fons; fir ft, John, who married 
Eleanor, daughter and heir of Bernard Smith, of Tornefs, Efq; 
relict of Sir John Fulford, of Fulford, in Devon, Knt. and died 
without iflue; 2. William; 3. Edward, (who married Jane, 
daughter to Price ap Howel;) 4. Arthur, (who married Joyce, 
daughter and heir toTriftram Harris, ofHayne;) alfo Robert and 
George, who died without iflue. 

William, the eldeft fon, fucceeded his father at Trebitch, and 
was High Sheriff" of Cornwall, 41 Elizabeth. Mr. Carew, in his 
Survey of that county, characterizes him as a man of hofpita- 
lity, and a general welcomer of his friends and neighbours. He 
was honoured with Knighthood at Whitehall, 27 July, A. D. 
1603, before the Coronation of King James I. and died in June, 
A. D. 1636, leaving iflue by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter to Sir 
William Courtenay, of Powderam, in Devon, Knt. a fon of his 
own name, aged twenty years, A. D. 1620. 

Which William, about the twenty-fecond year of King James 
I. married Elizabeth, daughter to Sir Edward Chicbefter, (then 
of Eggesford, in Devon, Knt.) Earl of Donnegall, in the king- 
dom of Ireland ; and having received the honour of Kuight- 
hcod, was advanced to the dignity of a Baronet in the fourth year 
of King Charles I. He died in Auguft, 1645, having had iiTue 

three daughters; one, married to Bluet, Efq; the fecond, 

married to Eriiey^ in Cornwall; and another, wife of 

Nichols, Efqrs. 

His only fon and heir, Sir Chicheftcr Wrey, of Trebitch, 
Bart, was born 1628 ; he faithfully adh^ied to hisMajeft/ Kino- 
Charles I. in trie time of his troubles, and took up arms in his 
caufe, wherein he behaved himfetf win much bravery. Ab^'ic 

tlie 



302 W R E Y, of Trebitch. 

the year 1652, he married Anne, Countefs Dowager of.Mid- 
dlefex, relid of James, Earl of Middlefex, third daughter and 
coheir of Edward Bourchier, Earl of Bath, by whom he became 
poflefled of a great eftate in the county of Devon, and the noble 
feat of Tawftock, where the family now refides. After the Refto- 
ration of the Royal Family, he was made Colonel of the Duke of 
York's regiment, and Governor of Sheernefs, and ferved in Par- 
liament for Leftwithiel, in Cornwall, 13 Car. II. and departed 
this life in May, 1668, having iiTue a daughter, Anne, wife to 
Sir Francis Northcote, of Nimpton, in Devon, Bart, and four 
fons; 1. Sir Bourchier; 2. Chichefter, a Colonel in her Ma- 
jefty's armies, who was killed in the defence of Fort Montjouic, 
near Barcelona, 1706 ; 3. Edward ; 4. John, who was killed he- 
fore Tangier, at nineteen years of age. 

Sir Bourchier Wrey, the eld eft fori, fucceeded his father in title 
and eftate ; he was created one of the Knights of the Bath, at 
the Coronation of King Charles II. and foon after was a Captain 
in the Duke of York's regiment, of which his father was Colo- 
nel. He ferved under the Duke of Monmouth at thefiegeof Mae- 
ftricht, and other places in the Netherlands. After the late Revo- 
lution he commanded a regiment of horfe; and in 1690 was with 
that regiment in Torbay, where he was very inftrumental in 
preventing the landing of the French, who then appeared with 
their fleet on the weftern coafts. He ferved as Member of Par- 
liament for Leikard, in Cornwall, all the latter end of his life, 
and died July 28, 1696, leaving iftue, by Florence, his Lady, 
daughter to Sir John Rolle, of Stevenftone, in Devon, Knight 
of the Bath, a daughter Florence, wife to John Cole, Efq; fon 
of Sir Michael Cole, of Innifkillin, in the county of Fermanaugh, 
in the kingdom of Ireland ; alfo two fons, Sir Bourchier, and 
Chichefter, Reclor of Tawftock. 

Sir Bourchier Wrey, of Tawftock, in Devon, Bart, fucceflbr 
--to the title and effate, reprefented the borough of Camelford, 
in Cornwall, in Parliament, 10 and 12 Queen Anne, took to 
wife Diana, daughter to John Rolle, of Stevenftone, Efq; (eldeft: 
fon of the faid Sir John Rolle,) by the Lady Chriftian, daugh- 
ter of the late Earl of Aylefbury, filler to the late John Rolle, 
of Stevenftone, Efq; (and widow and relief of John Sparkes, of 
the Fryery, in Plymouth, Efq;) Sir Bourchier, died 1726, and 
left ifiue Sir Bourchier, his fucceffor, John, Chichefter, and 
Charles, (fince dead,) alfo Diana, married to John Stafford, of 
Robcrough, in Devon, Efq; Florence to Edward Fans, Efq; 
Collector of the Cuftoms at Biddeford, in Devonfhire ; Chrif- 
tian and Catharine. He was fucceeded in dignity and eftate, by 

Sir Bourchier Wrey, the prefent Baronet, who has been 
twice married, firft, in 1749, to Mary, daughter of John Ed- 
wards, 



TRELAWNEY, of Trelawney. ,303 

wards, of Highgate, Efq. She died Auguft 23, 175 1, aged 
twenty-feven ; on which occafion, an elegant copy of Latin 
tferfes was compofed, not defigned as a monumental infcription, 
but to preferve to pofterity the character of fo excellent a Lady. 
Sir Bourchier married, fecondly, May 1, 1755, a daughter of 

Threfher, Efq. In 1748, Sir Bourchier was elected Re 

prefentative to the enfuing Parliament, for Barnftaple, in the 
county of Devon, and in 1759, was appointed Colonel of the 
Devonfhire Militia. 

Arms. Sable, a Fefs between three Pole-Axes, Argent, 
helved, Gules ; quartering the Earl of Bath's Arms, viz. Argent, 
a Crofs engrailed, Gules, between four Water Bowgets, Sale. 

Crest. On a Torce of his Colours, an Arm embowed, reft- 
ed, Sable ; holding in an Hand, Proper, a Commander's Trun- 
cheon, Gules, tipped. But of late, on a Wreath, a Lion's Head, 
crafed. 

Seats. Trebitch, in the county of Cornwall, and Tawftock- 
houfe, the prefent feat of the family ; which laft came by the 
divifion of the Earl of Bath's eftate, between the late Earl of 
Stamford, (whofe mother was the other furviving coheirefs of 
the Earl of Bath,) and the late Sir Bourchier Wrey, Bart. 



69. Trelawney, of Trelawney, Cornwall. 

Created Baronet, July 1, 1628. 

'"'pRelawny, Trelany, Trelone, Trilone, and, as in Dooms- 
* day-Book, Treloen, a Lordfhip fituate in Alternon, in the 
county of Cornwall, gave denomination to this ancient family 
that nourifhed in the laid county before the Con.jueit ; Eduni 
held the fame in the time of Kins; Edward the C onfefibr. Ha- 
melin his fon, (as it is prefumed,) was likewife the poffeflbr 
after the Norman invafion, by a tenure from the Earl of Mor- 
tain, as found in that great afTeffrnent made in the reig;n of 
King William I. at which time it was rated at two carves and 
half, two fervants, and ten acres of wood, with ten of pafture, &c. 
A defcendant from Hamelin was Richard deTrelony, who 
by deed without dace, gave to Pagan, fon of Cleke, half an 
acre of land in Caron, parcel of the Manor of South Caron. 
He left William, his fon, who was feized in his demefne as of 
fee of a fourth part of a Knights fee in Tregenelek. He was 
father cf John, his (on aha heir, who. married Joan, daughter 
to Reginald de Botrell ; by this Joan, he [eft iflue William, his 
(on and heir, who married Jp~n 7 iatfghter eff Stephen Trewy- 

nick. 



3 04 TRELAWNEY, of Trela wney. 

nick. He left ifTue John de Trelony, living 9 Edvv. I. who 
married Lucy, daughter to Sir Richard Serjeaux, Knt. and had 
ifTue a daughter Mary, married to Sir John Moeles, Knt. by 
whom defcended Courtenay, and Peverell ; and William, his 
fon and heir. 

The laid William de Trelawny, was one of the BurgefTes re- 
turned for Launcefton, to ferve in the Parliament at Weffmin- 
fter, 19 Edvv. II. He married Margery, daughter to John de 
Rypariis, or Rivers. 

Son and heir of William, was another W r illiam, who mar- 
ried Joan, fole fifter and heir to John, and daughter to Richard 
Doyngnell, and left iilue John, his fon and heir. 

Which John, up:;n his father's death, became poffefTed of 
the ancient patrimony, and had the honour of Knighthood. 
He was living 8 Hen. IV. at which time a fine was levied by 
him and his wife Matild, daughter to Robert Mynwenyke. He 
and his Lady were both living 19 Rich. II. (About this time, 
viz. 12 Hen. IV. one Richard Trelenay, was one of the Mem- 
bers to ferve in Parliament for Launcefton.) He had iffue a fon 
of his own name. 

Which John, received the honour of Knighthood, and was 
one of the Knights of the Shire for Cornwall. He was in the 
fixth year one of the Coroners of that county, and being in the 
King's fervice in Normandy, and thereby not able to attend 
that place, a v/rit ifTued for electing another. This office of 
Coroner was formerly conferred only upon the wifeft Knights 
of the county, who could attend thereon, (Stat. Weftm. c. x.) 
and it appears from the regifter of writs, that if the perfon 
chofen to this office was not a Knight, and had not ico folid. 
of rent of freehold ; he was to be removed. 

In the 4th of Hen. VI. he, (with Sir William Cheyne, and 
others,) was CommhTioner of Oyer and Terminer, and he at- 
tests a deed dated 29 July, enrolled in the Tower. He fo emi- 
nently fignalized himfelf in the wars of France, that King 
Henry V. on the 27th of September, in his feventh year, at Gi- 
fors, in Normandy, (as a jufc. recompence of his fignal fervices,) 
oranted him twenty pounds yearly for his life. And his fuccef- 
for, King Henry VI. was pleafed to confirm it to him again in 
the hrft year of his reign, and granted him, (as it is laid,) in 
augmentation to his arms, the coat of the three oaken or laurel 
leaves, the fymbols of conqueft. Certain it is, that he was the 
fir ft of this family who bore that addition. Under the picture 
of the former of thefe Kings, which flood formerly over the 
great gate at Launcefton, was this obfolete rhyme : 

He that will doe ought for mee, 

Let hym love well Sir John Tirlawnee. 



T R E L A W N E Y, of Trelawney. 305 

He was living 12 Henry VI. as appears by an indenture made by 
Robert Whyttingham (Receiver-General of the Duchy of 

Corn wail) and John Lower, of the profits of the faid county, 
wherein mention is made of the payment to the faid Sir John, 
of the annuity aforefaid for Michaelmas term that year. He 
married Agnes, daughter to Robert Trogodeck. 

This Sir John is often named, as rending at Tre ferret, and 
had iffue Joan, wife of Thomas Upton, of Treloifh, and I fab el, 
married to Stephen Trenevvith, to whom, and the heirs of their 
body, he gave lands in Trenthill, &c. and two fons, Sir Ri- 
chard, and John. Sir F.ichard, in the life-time of his father, 
was one of the Burgeffes for Life ard, in the Parliament 9 Hen. 
V. and on July 1, 2 Hen. VI. Sir John, the father, fettles fe- 
deral lands in truftees, for the ufe of himfelf for life, then of 
Richard, his fen, the remainder to John, his fecond fon, &c. 

This Richard died without iffue male, 27 Henry VI. leaving 
by one Ai^nes Henwood, two daughters, from one of which 
defcended Arundel, of Talferne, by the match of Penpons ; 
from the other daughter, are defcended, as heirs-general, Wrey, 
and Smith, of St. Germains ; who by virtue of a fettlement, 
and an award after a long fuit, had divers of the ancient ma- 
nors belonging to the family* 

John Trelawny, Efq; was Eurgefs for Truro, in the Par- 
liament held Feb. 12, 27 Henry VI. He married Joan, 
daughter and heir to Nicholas Heliigan, and had a fon, John. 

This John, by the name of John Trelawny, of Treferrett, 
had a general pardon granted him. In September, r Edw. IV. 
he was Sheriff; and in 14 Edw. IV. had a quietus for collect- 
ing the tenths and fifteenths in Cornwall, granted by Parlia- 
ment. 

Thomas, Earl cf Devon, in confederation of the annuity of 
ten marks yearly, granted him by this John Trelawny, cove- 
nants to be a firm and fure Lord to him in all things which ap- 
pertain to his lands, as far as the law (hall permit, 33 Hen. VI. 

This perfon is often {filed John Trelawny, of Brightorre, and 
fometimes of Wolfton, in St. Ives parifti. 

John, the fon, was a Knight, temp. Hen. VII. and augment- 
ed his patrimony by a double marriage ; his firft wife was 
Blanch, (in the deeds often named Candida,) daughter and co- 
heir to John Powna, of Powna, the heir general of Nodde- 
tone, and Crooke, heir of Paderda, Pyncema, and Devyoch. 
They v/ere married in or before the 29th of Henry VI. as is 
manifeft from a feoffment dated that year by the faid Powna. 
His fecond wife was Jane, daughter and coheir to Robert Holland, 
(widow of John Kendall,) by whom he had iffue a daughter, 
Jane, married to John Wideflade. 

Vol. I. X Ev 



306 TRELAWNEY, of Trelawney. 

By his firfl Lad)' he had ifTue a daughter, married to Thomas 
r lamciock, fon and heir of Thomas Flammock, of Bocara, in 
4 Hen. VII. who in that year fettled on her his land in Heli- 
gan ; and live fons ; J. John Trelawny, his eldeft fon ; 2. ano- 
ther John Trelawny, of St. Germains, (who married firfr, Joan, 
daughter and coheir of Thomas Clemens, of Lifkeard ; and fur- 
viving her without any ifTue, he married, fecondly, Maro-aret, 
daughter to Richard Buckton, of Buckton, whofe pofterity now 
remain at Coldrinnick, feized of a confiderable eftate ;) 3. Ro- 
ger Trelawny, of Brightorre, (whofe daughter and heir was 
married to Hawkins;) 4. Richard Trelawny, of Launcefton, 
(who had ifTue ;) and 5. Thomas, who died unmarried. 

John, the eldeft fon and heir, fucceeded his father, Sir John, 
in the bulk of his eftate. He was, with others, commiffioned 
by King Henry VII. to hear the controverfies between the Prior 
of Bodmyn, and others ; and having had in marriage, Florence, 
fourth daughter to Sir Hugh Courtenay, of Boconnock, (and 
lifter to Edward, Earl of Devon, upon the extinction of which 
line, flie, with her lifters, became coheirs of that noble family,) 
fey her had three fons; 1. Walter; 2. Alneth, (to whom 
Catharine, Countefs of Devon, granted the Baily wick of Exi- 
tond, and the Weft-gate of the city of Exeter for his life, 3 
Hen. VIII.) Fie died atTournay, 1515 ; and 3. Edward ; the 
two latter died without ifTue. 

Walter, the eldeft fon, fucceeded to the inheritance, and had 
a grant of the Conftablefhip and Bailywick of the Honour and 
Hundred of Plympton, during his life, by patent dated Nov. 
10, 1 Henry VIII. to whom, and Catharine, Countefs of De- 
von, daughter to King Edward IV. he wrote feveral letters, 



now remaining. 



By Ifabel, his wife, daughter to John Towfe, of Taunton, in 
Somerfetlhire, by Jane his wife, (afterwards married to Sir Tho- 
mas Grenville,) who entered into covenants with John Tre- 
lawny, father of this Walter, upon this marriage, 20 Flen. VII. 
He had ifiue two fons, John, and Richard, which latter died 
without ifiue. This Lady furvived her hufband, who died be- 
fore 151B, as appears by letters full of kind expreffions fent to 
her from Henry Courtenay, Marquis of Exeter. 

John, the eldeft fon, fucceeded to the inheritance ; and was 
Bur^efs in Parliament for Lifceard, in 6 Edw. VI. and had 
two wives ; 1. Maro-erv, daughter and heir of Thomas Lame- 
iion, of Lamelion, and by her he had iruie John, his fon and 
heir. His fecond wife was Lora, daughter and heir to Henry 
Trccarrel, who furvived her hufband, By her he had ifiue ano- 
ther John, who married Beatrice, daughter to Hugh Treva- 
. nion. He was found to be one of the heirs to the Earl .of 

L'cvon, 



TRELAWNEY, of Trelawney. 307 

Devon, in the 4th and 5th Phil. Sc Mar. and his will bears date 
5 Eliz. 

John, his eldeft Ton, by the firft wife, fucceeded, being fome- 
time denominated of Pool. He was two years and fix months 
old in the 28th of Hen. VIII. at the death of his mother's fa- 
ther, Thomas Lamelion, Efq; to whom he is found, by an in- 
quifition then taken, to be heir, as fon of John Trelawney, by 
Margery, his wife, daughter and heir of the faid Thomas. Anno 
1 Eliz. he wasBurgefs for Leflwithiel, and was Deputy Lieu- 
tenant of Cornwall, under the Earl of Bedford, and then paid 
61. for not taking the Order of Knighthood ; 2 Eliz. he was 
High Sheriff of Cornwall ; and in the 5th year one of the 
Knights of the Shire for that county. 

In the 9th of the faid Queen's reign, he was again High Sheriff 
of Cornwall. He married Anne, the fifth daughter and coheir 
of William Refkymer, Efq; by whom he had a daughter, Mary, 
wife, firit, of John Spring, Elq; fon of Sir William, of Laven- 
ham, in Suffolk, Knt. and afterwards of Sir Robert Gardiner, 
Knt. and two fons, John and Jonathan. He departed this lite 
A. D. 1568, having made his will 10 Eliz. wherein he propoies 
an eftabliihment of his inheritance on his name and family ; 
leaving John, his eldeft. fon, heir to his eftate,, who died an in- 
fant foon after, viz. 1570, whereupon 'Jonathan, his brother, 
was the next heir, who was born at Foy, 17th Dec. 1568, be- 
ing eight weeks after the death of his father. His Lady fur- 
vived him, and was re-married to Sir William Mohun. 

This Jonathan was Member of Parliament for the borough 
of Lifkeard, in 28, 31, and 35 Eliz. of which he was chofen 
Recorder 39 Eliz. and anno 35 Eliz. had a quietus for collect- 
ing the Queen's fubfidies in Cornwall ; 37 Eliz. he was Sheriff 
of that county j and Knight of the Shire of Cornwall, in 39 Eliz. 
and chofen Steward cf the borough of Weftlow, 1600. 

He was knighted A. D. 1597, keing again chofen Knight of 
the Shire in the firft of James I. in which year he made his will, 
and died during the feinon, on the 21ft of June, 1604. He was 
a perfon of great honour and intereit, a Knight well fpoken, 
ftaid in his carriage, and of thrifty providence. The Houfe of 
Commons, to fhew their refpect to him, attended his funeral at 
St. Clement's Danes, where he was interred, as appears by 
what follows from their Journal : 

* Die Ven. 22 June, 1604. 

* It was informed, that Sir Jonathan Trelawney, one of the 
c Knights of the Shire for Cornwall, died yefterday, being fud- 
4 denly fuffocated with a flux of blood, which came by breaking 
* a vein with vehement coughing, and was faid to be found fick 

X 2 4 and 



3 o8 TRELAWNEY, of Trelawney. 

'and dead in a quarter of an hour; and thereupon moved by 
4 Sir John Hollis, that the Members of the Houfe do attend his 
6 burial to-morrow in the afternoon ; which was fo ordered/ 

He married Elizabeth, fecond daughter to Sir Henry Killi- 
grew, Knight, and had iffue three daughters, Elizabeth, born 
1590; Anne, 1600 ; and Cordelia; and two ions, John, and 
Edward, born 1595. 

John Trelawney, Efq; the eldeft fon, was born at Hall, by 
Fowey, 27 April, 1592, and created Baronet by his Mayfly King 
Charles I. He was High Sheriff of Cornwall, 6 Charles I. and 
married Elizabeth, daughter to Sir Reginald Mohun, of Bocon- 
rioek, in Cornwall, Baronet, by whom he had five ions, and 
eight daughters ; 1. Sir Jonathan, his fucceffor, of whom here- 
after ; 2. John ; 3. Edward, who both died unmarried ; 4. Fran- 
cis, who married Margaret, daughter of Sir Edward Seymour, 
of Bury Pomeroy, in Devon, Baronet; and c. Reginald, who 
died a bachelor. The daughters were, 1. Elizabeth, married 
to Thomas Lower, of Tremeer ; 2. Anne, to John Vivian, of 
Trewan, both in Cornwall, Efqrs. 3. Margaret, to Amos, 
younger fon of Sir Francis Fulford, of Fulford, in Devon, Knt. 

4. Philippa, died unmarried ; 5. Bridget, married to Lee* 

of Kent; 6. Mary, to the Rev. Mr. Greeni worth ; 7. Pene- 
lope, to Thomas Maynard, Efq; Conful at Smyrna ; and 8. 
Dorothy, to William Mohun, of Trencreek, Efq; 

Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Bart, eldeft fon, who fucceeded to 
the title and eftate, married Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Sey- 
mour, Bart, (eldeft lifter to his brother Francis's wife,) by whom 
he had feven fons, 1. John, who died in his father's fife-tittle^ 
having married Catharine, third daughter and coheir of James 
Jenkyn, Efq; by whom he had no iffue ; 2. Jonathan, who 
died an infant ; 3. Sir Jonathan, of whom hereafter ; 4. Ma- 
jor General Charles Trelawney, who reprefented the town of 
Plymouth, in fever al Parliaments, in the reign of Queen Anne s 

who married, iirft, , and fecondly, Anne, daughter art 

coheir of Richard Lower, of London, M. I). He died Sept 

1 73 1, aged 78, and was buried on Friday, the 8th of October, 
at Plynt, in Cornwall, of whom we find this character : 

6 A Gentleman of an ancient and honourable family, which 
'.he alfo ennobled by his virtues. His fir ft appearance in the 

field was about the year 1672, under the famous Turenne, a 
c Marfhal of France; and his gallantry and experience in mi- 
; iitary affairs fpoke him worthy or fo great a mafter. His 
: public actions in feveral initances redound to his honour, but 
' are not fo particularly and perfectly known, as a public rela- 

tion of them may require ; thofe who ferved with him can 
- give the iufttfl- eulogi'im ; his modcily WU$ too delicate to 

c recit 



TRELAWNEY, ofTrelawney. 309 

recite his actions. He was To far from courting the applaufe 
which was due to his behaviour, that he very rarely made 
mention of the one, led it fhould demand the other. He 
ferved in the troops which King Charles II. fent to the aflift- 
ance of France, when they and their country gained the 
greateft reputation, by covering the retreat of the French, 
and rep-ulfmo- the Germans ; an action of that f^nai fervice, 
that it merited the publick thanks of the King of France. 
This may be faid to his and the nation's honour, that the 
armies of France have been protected as well as conquered by 
the Engiifh. Nor did he fhine lefs in his private than in his 
active life : the reputation he acquired in publick fervices he 
adorned with affability, tendernefs, and charitv to all about 
him : the bravery of the foidier was tempered with the polite- 
neis of the moft accomplished gentleman. In fhort, fo ge- 
nerous and noble a fpirit attended his whole courfe of life, 
and fo much patience and refignation his laft moft painful 
and lingering illnefs, that he appeared in both equally the 
hero, and died great as he had lived. He was very inftru- 
mental in bringins; about the late Revolution, though he was 
forry that his country required it : he loved his King, but his 
country more : intercft would have inclined him to fupport 
the King and absolute power ; his honour, and the love of 
his country commanded his fervice for the cenftitution, the 
laws, and liberty: he ferved then with reluctance as againft 
the King, but he could not ferve the Kino; when againft his 
country. In the great and famous battle of the Boyne, he 
fliared the glories of the field ; and in confidence of his bra- 
very and honour, the important city of Dublin was recom- 
mended to his care: an eminent fign of the hio-h efteem he 
merited, when the metropolis of Ireland was thought fa f eft 
under his government. As his arms were fen iceable againft 
the enemies of his Majefty, fo was his adminiftration in pro- 
tecting his fubje&s : he preferved the city from the violence 
of the foldiers, and generoufly defpifed the advantages of fafe- 
guards and contributions : when he left it, the fad effects of 
both broke in upon it. As he maintained his poft with hon- 
our, fo he retired out of a point of honour ; but his retire- 
ment was diftinguifhed by particular marks of royal favour; 
King William fent a commifiion, appointing him Governor 
of Plymouth. How his great qualities endeared him to the 
inhabitants of that place, their univerfai efteem and pub- 
lick acknowledgments of his merits abundantly teftify.' 
William Trelawr.ev, the fifth fori oi Sir Jonathan, died un- 
married. 6. Chichefier, unmarried, 1694.. 7. Henry, Colonel 
of a regimen: in the fervice of King William, who married 

X 3 Rebecca, 



3 io TRELAWNEY, of Trelawney. 

Rebecca, daughter and coheir of Matthew Hals, ofEfford, in 
Devonlhire, Efq; by Rebecca, his wife, daughter and coheir 
of Charles Specott, of Thornbury, in Devonlhire, Efq; by 
whom he had feveral children, one of which was Sir Harry, 
who fucceeded to the title on the death of Sir John, without 
iiTue. What daughters Sir Jonathan had, I do not find ; but 
in Winceftcr cathedral is an inscription, as I take it, for one 
of them, who is there called Madam Mary Davies, daughter 
of Sir Jonathan Trelawney, of Trelawney, in the county of 
Cornwall. 

Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Bart, eldeft Surviving fon, and 
fucceflbr to his father, in title and eftate, was educated at 
Weftminftcr-fchool, entered into Chrift Church Coll. Oxon. 
in Mich, term 1668, aged eighteen years, and in the year fol- 
lowing was made Student thereof. Afterwards he took the 
Degrees in Arts, Holy Orders, and had one or two Benefices 
in his own country conferred on him by his relations. In 1680, 
his eldeft brother died, and thereupon, though the title of Ba- 
ronet, and the paternal eftate of his family was to come to him 
after the death of his father, yet he ftuck to his Holy Orders, 
continued in his function, and, upon the tranflation of Dr. 
Lake to the fee of Chichefter, was nominated, by his Majefty 
King James II. to fucceed him in Briftoi ; whereupon (after 
he had been diplomated Doctor in Divinity) being confecrattd 
thereunto in the Archbifhop's Palace at Lambeth, Nov. 8, 
1685, he was introduced into the Houfe of Lords with Bi- 
shop Ken, the 11th of the fame month ; on June 8, 1688, he 
was one of the fix Bifhoos, befides the Archbifhop of Canter- 
Dury, Dr. Bancroft, that was committed to the Tower of Lon- 
don, for fubferibing a Petition to his Majeftjf, wherein he, 
and the reft of the laid Bilhops, fhewed the great averfednefs that 
they found in thnnj elves to the d'flnbuting and publifidng in all their 
chmehes, his Majeffs late Declaration for liberty of ' confaence y &c. 
where continuing till they were publickly tried in Weftminfter 
Hall for a Libel, and acquitted, were, to the great joy of the 
true fons of the Church of England, releafed thence on the 
j 5th of the fame month. On the 13th of April, 1689, he 
was by his Majefty, King William III. as a reward for his 
ler vices, tranflated to the fee of Exeter, in the room of Dr. 
Lamplugh, tranflated to the Archbifhoprick of York ; and 
from thence, in 1707, was, by her Majefty Queen Anne, 
tranfiated to the fee of Winchefter, in the room of Bimop 
Mew, deceafed ; and dying July 19, 1 721, was buried at Plint, 
or Plcnint, in Cornwall, with his anceftors. He married Re- 
becca, daughter and coheir of Thomas Hele, of Bafcomb, in 
Devonlhire^ Efq; (by Elizabeth his wife, daughter and coheir 



TRELAWNEY, of Trelawney. 311 

of Matthew Hals, of Efford, in Devonfhire, and Rebecca, his 
wife, daughter and coheir of Charles Specott, of Thornbury, 
in the fame county, Efqrs.) by whom he left, I. Sir John, his 
fucceflbr ; 2. Edward, who, in the laft Parliament of King 
George I. was elected Member of Parliament for Weftlow, in 
Cornwall, and appointed one of the Commiflioners of theVic- 
tualling-Office, and in the firft Parliament of King George I. 
he was chofen again for the fame place ; and in the fecond 
Parliament, which met June, 1734, he was chofen for two 
places, viz. Eaftlow and Weftlow, in Cornwall ; but his feat 
was vacated, being then one of the Commiflioners of his Ma- 
jefty's Cuftoms ; and afterwards Governor of Jamaica. He 
married, in 1737, Mrs. Crawford, daughter of John Craw- 
ford, Efq; but died without iffue. 3. Hele Trelawney, D. D. 
Rector of the pafffhes of South-hill, and Lanreath, in Corn- 
wall, and one of the Proctors for the Clergy of the diocefe of 
Exeter, who died without ifTue, June, 1740, leaving behind 
him a moft amiable character both in publick and private life, 
a zealous advocate for the Chriftian religion, and one who 
humblv followed the doctrines of it in his life and converfa- 
tion ; of great innocence and fimplicity of manners, and cour- 
teous meeknefs of behaviour, who lived beloved, and died la- 
mented, leaving an example worthy of imitation. 4. Char- 
lotte, died unmarried ; 5. Mary, married to Allifon, 

E r q; 6. Rebecca, married to John Bullen, of Morval, Efq; 
7. Letitia, married to her firft coufin, Harry Trelawney, Efq; 
afterwards Sir Harry ; 8. Anne, who died unmarried. 

Sir John Trelawney, eldeft fon of the Bifhop, fucceeded his 
father in title and eftate. He was elected a Representative in 
Parliament for the borough of Lcfkard, in Cornwall, in the 
firft Parliament of K. George I. and for Weftlow, in the fe- 
cond ; and in the firft Parliament of his late Majeily, was 
elected again for the fame place. Sir John lived a very retired 
life, and married Mifs Blackwood, of Scotland, who is ftill 
living in Edinburgh. Sir John, who died about the year 1755, 
left no ifTue, and his younger brother being dead before him, 
without ifTue, the title and eftate defcended to his firft couiin, 

Sir Harry Trelawney, Bart, who was married, as before 
mentioned, to Letitia, fifth daughter of the Bifhop ; by whom 
he had two daughters ; Letitia, married to her firft coufin, Sir 
William Trelawney, the prefent Baronet ; and Anne, yet un- 
married. Sir Harry had a brother, William, a Captain in the 
Army, who left iffue four fons ; Charles, who died without 
iiTue ; Sir William ; Harry, a Colonel in the Guards ; and 
Thomas, unmarried. Sir Harry, in the beginning of his life, 
was Aid de Camp to the Duke of Marlborough, and was in 

X 4 Parlia- 



3 i2 C O N Y E R S, of Horden. 

Parliament two or three Seffions ; but at laft retired, and lived 
very privately* at Betfhead, in Devonfhire. He was a Gen- 
tleman of exceeding good fenfe, and great learning, and dying 
in a very advanced age, in the beginning of the year 1762, he 
was fucceeded by his nephew, 

Sir William Trelawney, the prefent Baronet, who is now 
Governor of Jamaica, and a Captain in the Royal Navy. 
Sir William has a daughter, and a fon, Harry, about twelve 
years of age. 

Arms. Argent, a Chevron, Sable. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Wolf, palTant, proper. 

Motto. Sermoni confona fa 51 a. 



O 



70. Conyers, of Horden, Durham. 

Created Baronet, July 14, 1628. 

F this ancient family, originally wrote Coigniers, deno- 
minated from a place of that name in France, was Roger 
de Coigniers, that came into England about the end of the 
reign of William the Conqueror, to whom the l^iilrop of Dur- 
ham (who died 1095, 9 Will. Rufus) gave the Conftablefhip 
of Durham. 

Roger de Coigniers, the fecond of that name, Lord of How- 
ton Coigniers, and of Sokebourne, by the gift of Ranulph of 
Durham, who died 1128, 29 Hen. I. 

Roger de Coigniers, the third, was of Howton Coigniers, 
in Yorkfhire, and of Sokebourne in Durham. He lived 24 
Hen. II. 

Robert de Coigniers, de Howton Coigniers, and de Soke- 
bourne, lived temp. Rich. I. and King John. He had three 
fons, Thomas, Roger, and Geoffrey ; Thomas de Coigniers, 
the eldeft fon, had iffue, 1. Robert, who lived temp. Hen. III. 
Joan, his daughter and heir, married Sir Chriftopher Mallory, 
Knt. 2. Roger de Coigniers, of Sokebourne, who had iffue 
Robert, who alienated his inheritance to Geoffrey his uncle ; 
3. Geoffrey de Coigniers, of Sokebourne, after the death of 
his nephew, Robert. Fie lived 5 Hen. III. and had iffue John, 
father of three fens ; the two eideft died iffuelefs ; Sir Hum- 
phry Coigniers, of Sokebourne, Knt. third fon, lived 55 Hen. 
III. and was father of Sir John de Coigniers, Knt. (28 Edw. I.) 
who had iffue two fons, 1. John, who, by his jirft wife, Eli- 
zabeth, had a daughter, ifabel, married to Robert de Col vile, 
mother of Sir William Coivile, Knt. and by his fecond wife, 

Chriftian, 



CONYERS, of Horden. 313 

Chriftian, had iffue, Petronilla, married to Robert Herle, and 
died without il:\:e ; and 2. PvCger, who had two tons, i. Geof- 
frey, (8 Edw. III.) who died iffuelefs ; 2. John de Cornier-, 
of Sokebourne, who married Elizabeth, third daughter and 
coheir of Sir William de Atton, and had iffue Robert Coig- 
niers, of Sokebouriie, Efq; who died 1433. He married Ifa- 
bel, daughter and coheir of William Pert, Efq; by whom he 
had iffue Sir Chriftopher Coigniers, who by Mariora, daughter 
of Sir William de Eure, Knt. had iffue four fons, and four 
daughters : Of the fons, Sir William, the eldeft, married Anne, 
daughter of Sir Ralph Bigott, of Setrington, Knt. but died 
without iffue male ; as did Robert, and John, the fecond and 

fourth fons ; and of the daughters, Maud, married Wil- 

berfofs, and Joan, to Dymoke ; but Humphrey, the third 

fon, had iffue, Sir John Coigniers, Knt. father of Robert, 
whole younger foil, John, was one of the King's Judges, and 
by his wife Margaret, the daughter and heir of Sir Anthony 
St. Quintin, had the caftle and eftate of Hornby, in Yorkshire ; 
wherein he was fucceeded by his fon, Sir Chriftopher Conyers, 
of Hornby, Knt. whofe wife was Ellen, daughter and heir of 

Rylilon, by whom he had iffue, Sir John Conyers, Knight 

of the moil: noble Order of the Garter, who married Margaret, 
daughter and heir of Philip, Lord Darcy, and had ifiue tvro 
fons, John, and Richard. 

John Conyers, of Hornby, Efq; married Alice, daughter and 
coheir of William de Nevil, Earl of Kent, and had little Wil- 
liam, Lord Conyers, of Hornby, who had iffue, by his hrft 
wife, two daughters, Anne, married to the Lord Lumley, and 
Margery, to Sir William Bulmer, of Wilton. He married to 
his fecond wife, Anr.e, daughter of Ralph Nevil, Earl of Weft- 
morland, and had iiTue, Chriftopher, Lord Conyers, of Hornby, 
who, by Anne, daughter of Thomas, Lord Dacres, of Gilfiand, 
had iffue, John, Lord Conyers, who married Matilda, daughter 
of Henry Clifford, Earl of Cumberland, and had iffue four 
daughters, his coheirs ; 1. Margaret, who died young ; 2. 
Anne, who married Anthony Kemp, cf Kent, Efq; 3. Eliza- 
beth, married to Thomas Darcy, fecond fon to Sir Arthur 

Darcy, Knt. and Catharine, married to Atherton, of 

Chowbent, in Lancafhire, Efq; fo that the elder branch be- 
coming extinct, the family was continued by 

Richard Conyers, of Horden, (fecond fon of Sir John Con- 
yers, Knight of the Garter,) who married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter and heir of Sir Robert Claxton, of Horden, Knt. and had 
iffue three fons, Robert, Richard, and Percival. 

Robert married Margery, daughter of Langforth, Efq; 

and had three fons, Chriftopher, John, and Ralph ; Chriitopher, 



was 



3 i4 C O N Y E R S, of Horden. 

was father of Chriftopher, who had thirteen children ; the 
eldeft ion, Richard, married the daughter of Roger Lumley, 
Efq; and had iflue, Thomas, who died iiTuelefs ; and Chrifto- 

pher, who married to his firft wife, the daughter of Con- 

yers, of Layton, Efq; but fhe dying without iflue, he married, 
to his fecond wife, the daughter of Sir Ralph Hed worth, of 
Harraton, in Durham, Knt. by whom he was father of 

Sir John Conyers, of Horden, the firft Baronet of this family, 

fo created 4 Car. I. He married the daughter of Groves, 

of Yorkftiire, Efq; and had iflue, 

Sir Chriitopher Conyers, Bart, his eldeft fon and fucceflbr, 
who married to his firft wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William 
Langhorne, of London, Efq; fifter of Sir William Lan.;horne, 
of Charlton, in Kent, Bart, and had iflue, Sir John, his fuc- 
ceflbr. She died in child-bed, April 27, 1644, (before the title 
came to her hufband) and lies buried at St. Giles's in the Fields, 
in the county of Middlefex. 

Sir Chriftopher married, to his fecond wife, Julia, daughter 

of Richard, Lord Vifcount Lumley, and relict of Ger- 

niarne, Efq; by whom he had iflue a daughter, Julia, firft 
married to Sir William Blacket, of Newcaftle, Baronet, and 
after his deceafe, to Sir William Thomfon, Knt. Recorder of 
the city of London, and one of the Barons of the Exchequer. 

Sir John Conyers, Bart, only fon of Sir Chriftopher, and 
heir to Sir William Langhorne, Bart, became poftefied of the 
feat and eftate at Charlton, befjdes other confiderable eftates, 
which, by the death of Sir Baldwin, and his fon, without 
iflue male, went, according to the entail, firft, to William 
Langhorne Games, Efq} who dying without iflue male, it then 
went to the Rev. Mr. Mmicn, of Eftcx ; which Sir John 
married Mrs. Mary Newman, with whom he had the eftate of 
ihe Baldwins, at Great Stoughton, in H'-intingdonfhire, (where 
the family chiefly reiided.) Of his fix ions, and two daugh- 
ters, Mary was married to Edward Checklcy, of Alwalton, in 
Huntingdon (hire, Gent. Sir Baldwin was his fucceflbr, Chri- 
stopher died young, and John, Edward, Chriitopher, arfd Wil- 
liam, without iflue. 

Sir John died Sept. 14, 17 19, aged feventy-five, and lies 
buried in Great Stoughton church, in Huntingdonihire, with 
his Lady. 

Sir Baldwin Conyers, Baronet, his only (urviving fon and 
uiccefibr in the title and eftate, married, firft, Sarah, only 
daughter and heir of Edward Conyers, of Blafton, in Leice- 
irermire, Efq; (by which marriage he poftefied the manor of 
Bradley, in Leicefterfhire,) but had no iflue by her. His fe- 
cond Lady was Margaret, eldcft daughter of Henry Nevil, of 

Holt, 



ASTON, of Afton. 315 

Holt, in Leicefterfhire, Efq; by whom he had two fons ; 
Chriftopher, who died in his infancy ; and John, who died 
Sept. 4, 1729, unmarried ; alfo feven daughters ; of which, 
two were in a nunnery abroad ; Elizabeth ; Harriot, married 
to Thomas Wollafcot, of Caverfham, in Berkfhtre, Efq; 
Charlotte married John Baptift Guaftaldi, Refident from Ge- 
noa to our Court ; Terefa ; and one daughter died unmarried. 
Sir Baldwin dying April 17, 1731, was buried in Great 
Stouo-hton church ; and was fucceeded in the title, by his 
co u fin, 

Sir Ralph, defcended from a younger fon of the firft Baro- 
net. Which Sir Ralph Conyers married Jane, only daughter 
of Ralph Blackfton, Efq; brother to Sir Nicholas Blackfton, 
of Shieldsrow, in Durham, Baronet, by whom he had five 
ions, and three daughters ; Blackfton, John, Nicholas, Tho- 
mas, and William ; Mary, Jane, and Elizabeth. Of thefe, 
John, Nicholas, and Jane died in their infancy ; and Eliza- 
beth died Nov. 22, 1767 ; the reft are living. Sir Ralph died 
Nov. 22, 1767, and was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Blackfton Conyers, the prefent Baronet, who was ap- 
pointed a Captain in the Marines, March 5, 1 757, and is un- 
married. Sir Ralph's Lady is yet living. 

Arms. Azure, a Maunch, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Trefoil erett, flipped, proper. 

Seat. Chefter-le-Street, Durham. 



71. Aston, of Afton, Cheshire. 

Created Baronet, July 25, 1628. 

nr HE town of Afton, in Chefhire, gave name to the fa- 
milv of the Aftons, who have been feated there for a Ions 
time. 

In the record of Doomfday book, we find, that Odard held 
this town under Wiliiam Fitznigell, Baron of Halton, Cub 
anno Chrifti 1086, where we find only one Afton, named ; 
for Afton juxta Sutton, and Afton Grange, as now they he 
fevered and diftinguifhcd, I conceive were then but one town. 

About the reign of Henry the fecond, I find one Gilbert 
de Afton certainly poiTeiTed of this town of Afton juxta Sut- 
ton : in which line and family it hath continued ever fince to 
this day. 

1. Gilbert de Afton was Lord of Afton juxta Sutton, and 
lived in the time of King Henry II. Richard the firft, and 

part 



3 i6 ASTON, of Afton. ' 

part of King John, at lead. This I take to be clear out of 
ancient deeds, and he had ifTuc Richard, ion and heir. This 
Gilbert probably was the ion of Richard de Afton, who re- 
leafed all his right to Robert, Abbot of Chefter, in Villa de 
Afton, which Thomas, ion of Ernald, fome time held, about 
the reign of Henry II. This was Middleton Grange, as I 
take it. 

2. Richard de Afton, by the name of Richard de Afton, fon 
of Gilbert, gave unto Hugh Dutton, of Button, Sex Bovatas 
Terras, in Afton, in the beginning of the reign of Henry III. 
about 1230, for then lived Geffrey, fon of Adam de Dutton, 
who is one of the witneffes ; which lands now belong to the 
demain of Dutton, 1671. This Richard, had a wife Joan, by 
whom he had ifiue Richard, fon and heir. 

3. Richard Afton, of Afton, fon and heir, had iffue Richard, 
and Robert ; which Robert had iffue Richard, to whom Sir 
Robert Dutton, of Mere, in Staffordshire, gave a parcel of land 
in Radward, in the fee of Mere and Afton, in Staftbrdfhire ; to 
wit, that land, which the faid Richard, fon of Robert, formerly 
held : The original in the poffefiion of Sir Willoughhy Afton, 
of Afton, 1671. 

I find alfo one Simon de Afton, who married Agnes, one of 
the daughters and coheirs of Adam Hatton, of Hatton, nigh 
Darefbury, in Chefhire, living 1290, which may fall out for the 
time to be a younger fon of this Richard Afton j but I cannot 
certainly aftirm it. 

This Richard Afton, of Afton, is faid to marry Maude, 
daughter of William, fon of Herbert de Walton, and had iflue 
Richard, fon and heir, and Margery, married to William, fon 
of Hugh de Frodfham. 

4. Richard Afton, fon and heir, married Rofe, the fourth 
and youngeft daughter, and afterwards coheir. of Roger Throf- 
fel, of Maxfield, in Chefhire, in the reign of King Edward I. 
and had iiTue Richard Afton, fon and heir ; and Hugh, Prior 
of Birkenhed-Abbey, in Wirral Hundred. Rofe was a widow, 
and living 18 Edw. III. 

5. Richard Afton, of Afton, fon and heir, married Anabella, 
daughter of Eva de Rode, and filler to William Rode, of Rode, 
in Chefhire, in the reign of Edward II. and had ifiue Robert 
Afton, livinor 7 Edw. III. but then very young ; Thomas, an- 
other fon, living alfo 7 Edw. III. and Margery, (or Margaret,) 
a daughter, married to William, fon of William Walenfis de 
Halton, i. e. fon of William the Welfhman, of Halton. 

6. Sir Robert Afton, of Afton, Knight, fon and heir of 
Richard, married Felice, daughter of John Hawarden, Citizen 
of Chefter, about 1338, and had iffue Pochard AftoiT, fon and 

heir, 



AS TO N, of Afton/ 317 

heir, Hugh, fecond fori, Lawrence, and James, living 49 Ed- 
ward III. By the French deed, it appears, that Richard Alton, 
Lord of Afton, did covenant with John Hawarden, Citizen of 
Chefter, that Robert, fon of the laid Richard, fhould take to 
wife Felice, daughter of the faid John, and if Robert die before 
marriage, then Thomas, another fon of the faid Richard, mould 
have her to wife ; with other covenants, in cafe Robert mould 
die before he attained unto fourteen years of age, or matrimony 
had, dated 7 Edw. III. fo that Robert was then very young. 

This Sir Robert was dead before 29 Edw. III. as appears by 
a record, dated 29 Edw. III. and had iffue Richard Afton, Lord 
of Afton, living 29 Edw. III. 

7. Richard Afton, of Afton, fon and heir of Sir Robert, was 
Lord of Afton, 29 Edw. III. who died without iffue about 42 
or 43 Edw. III. or fooner. 

And the right line now failing, the eftate came to Sir Richard 
Afton, fon of Robert Afton, of Ringey, in Afton, ion of Hugh 
Afton, brother and heir to Richard, who died without iiTue. 
It appears by the teftimony of Robin Hocan, 5 Hen. V. 141 7, 
then aged feventy years, that he knew Robin of Afton, fon and 
heir of Hugh, to be married, by Hugh his father, to Fillote, 
daughter of Black John Hawarden, at that time Steward of Ha- 
warden, and that Robin and Fillote were enfeoffed of a parcel 
of land called PJngey, and had iffue Sir Richard Afton, and 
other children ; and afterwards Robin died, in Spsin, in the life- 
time of Hugh, his father : This Hugh had to wife Cicely, af- 
terwards married to Hocknell ; and Hugh married Richard, 
his grandfon, fon of Robert Afton, of Ringey, unto Jonet, 
daughter of John Hocknell, of Huxley, and had iffue : But 
Jonet, and her children, and Fillote, mother of Richard, 
died all of the peftilence at Ringey; and afterwards, Sir Ri- 
chard Afton married Ellen, daughter of GeMrey Dutton ; and 
that Hocan knew Sir Richard Afton, occupying the whole 
manor of Afton, for forty years and nore, and Sir Robert, his 
fon, occupying it for feven years and more. 

8. Sir Richard Afton, of Afton, Knight, (fon and heir of 
Robert Afton, of Ringey, in i\fton, fon of Hugh, of Afton,) 
married Jonet, daughter of John Hocknell, of Huxley, and had 
divers children by her, who died all of the plague at Ringey, 
with their mother aifo : Afterwards Sir Richard married Ellen, 
daughter and heir of Geffrey Dutton, 9 Rich. II. (which Gef- 
frey was third ion of Sir Hugh Dutton, of Dutton,) by whom 
he had lands in Liftark and Halton, 22 Rich. II. By Ellen he 
had iffue, Robert, fon and heir ; Henry living 10 Henry V. 
Eleanor, married Richard Pricftland, of Prieitland ; Elizabeth, 
married Thomas, fon of Thomas Boydell, of Caterich, in 

Gropen- 



318 A S T O N, of Alton. , 

Gropenhall, in Bucklov/ hundred, 17 Rich. II. but had no 
iflue by him ; afterwards fhe married Robert Mafly, of Hale, 
21 Rich. II. and laftly, (he married Thomas Danyel, of Over 
Tabley, and fhe died 11 Hen. IV, 1410. This Sir Richard 
was Treafurer to Queen Philippa, wife of Edward the third, 
of her lands and rents, in Ambrage, in Wales, 32 Edw. III. 
and Steward of Hopefdale : he was a foldier in Spain, 12 Ric. 
II. and Steward of Hal ton, 10 Hen. IV. 

Ellen, wife of Sir Richard, after his death, married John 
Rycroft. 

9. Sir Robert Afton, of Afton, Knt. fon and heir of Sir Ri- 
chard, married Ifabel, daughter and heir of John Beefton, of 
, and had iflue Richard, fon and heir ; David Afton, liv- 
ing 23 Hen. VI. and Alice, wife of John Mafly, of Sale, 24 
Hen. VI. 

Sir Robert died 5 Hen.V. 1417. Afterwards Ifabel, his wi- 
dow, married John Carington, of Carington, in Bucklow hun- 
dred, in Chefhire, 9 Hen. V. He was afterwards Sir John Ca- 
rington, Knt. Ifabel had the wardfhip of Richard Afton, her 
fon. 

10. Sir Richard Afton, of Afton, Knt. fon and heir, mar- 
ried Maude, daughter and hsir of Peter Mafly, of Horton, in 
Chefhire, by Margaret his wife, daughter and heir of William 
de Horton, 9 Hen. V. This Peter Mafly was younger fon of 
Richard Malty, of Rixton, in Lancafhire, Efq; 

Sir Richard had iflue by Maud, Thomas Afton, fon and heir; 
John, fecond fon, living 7 Edw. IV. Geffrey Afton, third fon, 
living 19 Hen. VII. William, fourth fon, died without iflue, 
20 Hen. VII. Maude, married to John Done, of Flax-yoards, 
in Chefhire ; Joan, wife of Roger Dutton, afterwards heir to 
all Dutton's lands ; which Joan, after the death of Roger, 
married Sir Richard Strangewaies ; and Margery, another 
daughter, married John Wood, of Sutton, 2 Hen. VII. Sir 
Richard died 8 Hen. VII, 1492. 

11. Thomas Afton, of Afton, Efq; fon and heir, married 
Margaret, one of the daughters of Sir Thomas Dutton, of 
Dutton, 7 Edw. IV, 1467. This Thomas died in the life- 
time of Sir Richard, his father, about 1484. Margaret, his 
widow, afterwards married Raufe Vernon, of Haflington, in 
Chefhire, Efq; 

12. Richard Afton, of Afton, Efq; fon and heir, married 
Dowfe, daughter of Piers Warburton, of Alley, Efq; 1 Rich. 
Ill, 1484, and had- iflue Thomas, fon and hen ; Richard, a 
Prieft, 26 Hen. VIII. Robert Afton, of Grange, in Stafford- 
shire; John Afton, of Grange ; Catharine, wife of Richard 
Brough'con, of Sroughton, in $taffordfhire Alice married 

Randle, 



A S T O N, of Afton, 319 

"Randle, Ton and heir of Randle Manwaring, of Karincham, 
in Chefhire, Efq; 23 Hen. VII. and Anne, married to Wil- 
liam Mally, of Rixton, in Lancafhire, Efq; 10 Hen. VIII. 
This Richard Afton died 20 Hen. VIII. 1529. 

13. Thomas Afton, of Afton, Efq; fon and heir, married 
Bridget, one of the daughters of John Harewel!, and fifter and 
coheir to T'homas Harewell, of Shotery, in Warwickfhire, 
4 Hen. VIII. 1512, and had iiTue, John, fon and heir ; Ri- 
chard ; Peter, third fon, 38 Hen. VIII. had a baftard, called 
Thomas Afton, then living at London ; William, fourth fon, 
married Anne, daughter of Thomas Ireland, of the Hutt, in 
Lancafhire, Efq; and had iiTue ; and Francis, fifth fon. 

He had alfo a baftard fon called Roger, afterwards Sir Roger 
Afton, Gentleman of the Bed-chamber to King James I. who 
married Mary Stewart, daughter to Alexander Lord Oghiltrey 
(Ochiltree) being lineally defcended from Duncan, Earl of 
Lenox, in Scotland ; by whom he had iiTue Margaret, married 
to Sir Gilbert Houghton, of Houghton-Tower, in Lancafhire, 
Bart. Mary, married to Sir Samuel'Peyton, of Knowkon, in 
Kent, Bart. Elizabeth, wife of Sir Robert Winkfield, of Up- 
ton, in Northamptonfhire ; and Anne, wife of Sir Thonras 
Perient, of Colchefter, in ElTex, Knts. Thefe were his four 
daughters, and heirs. Afterwards Sir Roger Afton had to 
wife Cordelia, fifter to the Earl of Chefterfield, but had no 
iftue by her. This Sir Roger lies buried in Cranford church, 
in Middleiex. 

Thomas Alton, of Afton, before mentioned, was Sheriff of 
Chefhire, 1551, 4 Edw. VI. and died 6 Edw. VI. 

14. John Afton, of Afton, Efq; fon and heir, married Mar- 
garet, daughter of Thomas Ireland, of the Hutt, in Lancafhire, 
Efq. 38 Hen. VIII. 1546, (by Margaret his wife, daughter of 
Sir Richard Bold, of Bold, in Lancafhire, Knt.) and had iiTue 
Thomas, fon and heir ; John, a lawyer, died without iftue ; Ed- 
ward, another fon, died without iftue; Bridget, marriedThomas 
Bunbury, of Stanney, in Chefhire, Efq; Elizabeth, wife of 
John Mafly, of Coughow, younger brother to George MaiTy, 
of Podington, Efq; and afterwards heir to his brother ; Mar- 
garet, wife, rirft, of Thomas Egerton, of Walgreve, and after- 
wards of Sir Edward Tirrel, of Thornton, in Buckingham- 
fhire ; Mary, died without iiTue; Eleanor married JamesWhit- 
lock ; Winifred, wife of Peter Derby, near Liverpoole ; Ellen, 
wife of George Manwaring, of Ightfteld, in Shropfhire, a 
younger brother; Urfula, wife of Geffrey Holcroft, of Hurft, 
in Lancaihire ; alfo Richard, a baftard fon, who lived at Rock- 
favage, and died at Hal ton, 1616. He died 5 Aug. 15 Eliz. 

1573- 



3 2o ASTON, of Afton. 

1573. Margaret his widow, married Hugh Beefton, of Tor- 
perley, in Cheihire, Efq; 27 Eliz. 

15. Sir Thomas Afton, of Afton, fon and heir, v/as knighted 
1603, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Arthur Man wa- 
ring, of Ightfield, in Shropshire, 11 Eliz. 1569, and had iiTue 
John, fon and heir ; Sir Arthur Afton, of Fulham, in Middle- 
fex, fecond fon, who had ifTue Richard Afton, and Sir Arthur 
Afton, a Colonel in Germany, and Governor of Oxford for the 
King, 1644, but was barbaroufiy killed atTredagh, in Ireland, 
after having furrendered the town to the Parliament rebels upon 
conditions, 1655, and had iflue. Sir Thomas Afton, third fon, 
married Elizabeth, daughter of John Shuckburgh, of Birden- 
bury, in Warwickfhire, Efq; and had iiiue ; Frances, eldeft 
daughter of Sir Thomas, married John Hocknell, of Hocknel], 
in Chefhire ; afterwards to Richard Davis, of Croughton ; and 
thirdly to Owen Longford, of Burton, in Derbyfhire ; Grace, 
fecond daughter, died without iffue ; Margaret, third daughter, 
married Sir Thomas Ireland, who bought Beufy, nigh War- 
rington, in Lancashire, and was Vice-chamberlain of Chefter; 
Elizabeth, another daughter, married Richard Dod, of Clover- 
ley, in Shropshire ; Mary, wife of Richard Brown, of Upton, 
nigh Chefter, Gent, afterwards to Jaques Arnodio, a French- 
man ; Anne, another daughter, married Richard Allen, of 
Greenhill, in Nether Witley, in Chefhire ; Catharine, another 
daughter, married Peter Leigh, of Ridge, near Maxneld, Gent. 

Sir Thomas had a fecond wife, Mary, daughter of William 
Unton, -of Draitcn, in Shropshire ; but had no iflue by her. 

This Sir Thomas was Sheriff of Chefhire 1601, 43 Eliz. 
and died 1613. Mary, his widow, afterwards married Ed- 
ward Paylcr, of York, Efq; 

16. John Afton, of Afton, Efq; fon and heir, was Sewer to 
Oueen Anne, wife of King James I. and married Maude, 
fjauenter of Robert Nedham, of Shenton, in Shropfhire, Efq; 
161 !, and had iiiue Thomas, fon and heir ; John Afton, fe- 
cond Ion, died unmarried, 1648 ; Robert, third fon, died 
Vetm'g; ; Maude married, nrft, Thomas Parfons, of Cubbing- 
ton, in Warwickshire, Efq; afterwards to John Shuckburgh, 
of Upton, in Wirral, 1666, a younger fon of the Shuckburghs, 
in Warwickfhire ; Anne, another daughter^ died young; and 
Elizabeth died unmarried, 1628. This John Afton, of Afton, 
died May 13, 1615, I3jac. 

T7i Sir Thomas Afton, of Afton, created Baronet 4 Car. I, 
fon and heir of John, married Magdalene, daughter of Sir John 
Poultney, of MihVrton, in Leicefterfhire, K-nt. (by Margery, 
d I'iihur jil~ Sir John Fortefcue, JCnt.) and After and coheir to 

'. John 



ASTON, of Afton. 321 

John Poultney, of Mifterton, Efq; 1627, by whom he had iiTue 
Robert, who died young, 1634 ; and Thomas, who died 1637, 
at the age of fix years ; and two daughters, Jane and Elizabeth, 
who both died infants. 

Magdalene, his firft wife, dying 2 June, 1635, he afterwards 
married Anne, daughter and fole heir of Sir Henry Wilughby, of 
Rifley, in Derbyfnire, Bart. 1639, (by his firft Lady, one of the 
daughters and coheirs of Sir Thomas Knollys, of Berks, Knight,) 
by whom he ha*d one fon, and two daughters, Sir Wilughby, his 
fucceffor ; Magdalene, married to Sir Robert Burdet, of Bram- 

cote, in Warwickmire, Bart, and Mary, married to Bid- 

dulph, of Polefworth, in the fame county, Efq; His Lady fur- 
viving him, married the Hon, Anchitel Grey, Efq; fecond fon of 
Henry, Earl of Stamford. 

This Sir Thomas was Sheriff of Chemire in 1635. He died 
in the time of the late war between the Kino- and his rebellious 
Parliament: He was loyal to his Prince, and was unfortunately 
beaten by Sir William Brereton, of Honford's party of rebels, 
near Nantwich, Jan. 28, 1642; but Sir Thomas efcaped, and 
got away : he was afterwards taken at another fkirraifh, in Staf- 
fordmire, and brought pri'foner to Stafford, where, endeavouring 
to make an efcape, a foidier efpying him, gave him a blow on 
the head, with which, and his other wounds, he fell into a fever, 
whereof he died at Srafford, not long after, Mar. 24, 1645, and 
was buried at his own chape! of Afton, in Chemire ; which cha- 
pel he procured to be confecrated by John Bridgman, Bifhop of 
Chefrer, 1635, with liberty of baptifm and burial, and repaired 
the chancel thereof very handfomely, though much defaced af- 
terwards in the late war. 

Thus far Sir Peter Levcefter. 

Sir Wilughby Afton, Bart, only fon, and fucceffor to his father, 
built a fumptuous houfe at Afton, a little diftance from the old 
feat, and died Dec. 2, 1702, having married Mary, daughter of 
John Ofrley, of Madely Manor, in Staffordfhire, Efq; and had 
jftue eight foiiS, and thirteen daughters. Of the fons, Sir Tho- 
mas was his fucceflbr ; John, Captain of a man of war, and 
died without ilfue ; Wilughby ma-rried -, and left two daugh- 
ters ; Arthur died at Conftantinople, unmarried; Gilbert died 
young; Richard married Elizabeth, daughter of John Warren, 
of Oxfordshire, Efq; and died Nov. 24, 1 74 1 , (but teft iffue, 
Willoughby, the prefent Baronet ; Richard, bred to the Law, 
knighted, and fworn one of the Judges of the Court of King's- 

Bench, in April, 1765? and has had two wives; firft, Mifs 

Eldred ; and, after her death, the relict of Sir David Williams, 

Bart, alio Mary, married to Dawfon, M. D.) Robert, a 

Merchant, in London ; and Edward* who died young, 

Vbt. 1. v Of 



3 2* ASTON, of Afton. 

Of the daughters, Mary, married, firft, Sir John Crew, of 
Utkington, in Chefhire, Knt. and, fecondly, the late Dr. Cham- 
berlayne ; Magdalen, wife of Thomas Norris, of Speke, in Lan- 
caftiire, Efq; Frances, Chriftian, Anne, and Bridget, all died 
young ; Elizabeth, and Dorothy ; Charlotte, married to John 
Pickering, of Thelwal), in Chemire, Efq; Catharine died un- 
married ; Purefoy, wife of Henry Wright, of Mobberley, in 
Chefhire, Efq; Helena, married to Captain Penington, alias 

Leigh, of Booths, in Cheftiire ; and Letitia, wife of > 

Jenks. 

Sir Thomas Afton, Bart, who fucceeded his father in title and 

eftate, married Catharine, daughter of Widdrington, Efq; 

and died January 16, 1724-5, leaving ifiue only one fon, Sir 
Thomas, his fuccefibr, and eight daughters ; of which Catha- 
rine married, in March, 1730, the Hon. and Rev. Mr. Henry 
Hervey, fourth fon of John, Earl of Brifrol ; and Margaret, to 
Gilbert Walmefly, Efq; Regifter of the diocefe of Lichfield and 
Coventry. 

Sir Thomas Afton, fuccefibr to his father in title and eftate, 
was elected Member of Parliament for Leverpool, 1 Geo. II. 
and afterwards was chofen for the borough of St. Alban's, in 
Hertfordfhire. He married, in March, 1735-6, the daughter 

of Sifhe, Efq; but me died in May, 1737, without iffue. 

Sir Thomas dying in France, Feb. 17, 1744, without ifiue, be- 
queathed the family eftate to his eldeft fifter, Catharine, married, 
as before mentioned, to the Hon. and Rev. Mr. Hervey, who, 
by Acl: of Parliament, took the furname of this family ; but the 
-title defcended to 

Sir Willoughby Afton, the prefent Baronet, who married Mifs 
Elizabeth Pye, fourth daughter of Henry Pye, Efq; of Farring- 
don, Berks, (by Anne, fifter of Lord Bathurft,) by whom he 
has had one fon, Willoughby, who is now abroad on his tra- 
vels ; alfo fix daughters ; 1. Elizabeth ; 2. Purefoy; 3. Mary ; 
4. Selina ; 5. Belinda ; and, 6. Sophia. Of thefe, Selina died 
at Paris, in 1764; and the others are all as yet unmarried. Sir 
Willoughby, in 1754, was elected to Parliament for Notting- 
ham, and in 1759 was appointed Colonel of the Berkfhire Mi- 
litia. 

Arms. Party per Chevron, Sable and Argent. 

Crest. On a Wreath, an Afs's Head, Proper. 

Motto. Pret d'accomplir. 

Seat. At Rifley, in Derbyfhire. 



72. Pryce, 



P R y C E, of New Town. 323 
jz. Pryce, of New Town, Montgomeryfhire. 

Created Baronet, Aug. 15, 1628. 

'""p HIS is a family of great rntiquity, and are defcended from 
A Elyftan Gloderidd, Earl of Hereford, Governor of Glou- 
cefter, Baron Stafford, Lord of all between Guy and Severn, and 
one of the five Royal Tribes of Wales. He was born in Hereford- 
Caftle, in the ninth year of King Athelfton, King of the Saxons, 
who was his God-father ; he married Gwenllean, daughter to 
Eynion ap Owen, ap Howel Dda, by whom he had a ion called 
Cadwgan, 3nd a daughter, Conftance, married to Sir Alexander 
Middleton, the firft of that name, and Conftable of Montgomery : 
This Elyftan aflifted his brother-in-law, Edwyn ap Eynion, to 
regain South Wales, of Meredith ap Owen \ and was killed by 
Meredith, in a place called Keven Digoll, and was buried there 
in a chapel, which fince has been called Trefyluftan, in memory 
of him. 

Cadwgan, his fon, married Eva, daughter to Gwrgan ap Ithel, 
Lord of Glamorgan, by whom he had twelve fons. 

Idnerth, his eldeft fon, was Lord of Melienydd Kery; he mar- 
ried Eva, daughter to Aaron Pen, by whom he had feven fons. 

Ifor, his third fon, married Morfydd, daughter to Marchvvydd 
ap Carwdd, one of the five Royal Tribes of North Wales, and 
had by her five fons. 

Gronway, his eldeft fon, married Lwci, daughter to Ifor ap 
Cadifor, by whom he had five fons. 

Jevaf, his eldeft fon, married Eva, daughter to Madog ap 
Meredyth, ap Gethin, by whom he had three fons. 
Eynion> his eldeft fon, married Jenet, only daughter and heir 
of Owen ap Meredith, ap Robert, of Kedewen, by whom he 
had four fons. 

Eynion, the eldeft, married Syan, daughter to Lien Moylwgn* 
of Buellt, by whom he had five (ovs. 

Tudor, his eldeft fon, married' Mared, daughter to Gwrgany 
Vychan, and had by her five fons. 

Howel ap Tudor, the eldeft, married Anghard, daughter ancf 
heir to Lien ap Madock Vychan, of Mochtre, and had four fons. 
Madog, the eldeft, dying without iftue, 

Eynion ap Howell, the fecond fon, became heir ; he married 
Neft, daughter and coheir of Adda ap Myri'ck, ap Adda, of 
Kery, by whom he had five fons. Madog ap Eynion, of the 
Place, in Mochtre; David ap Eynian, Rees, Morgan, and 
Griffith, died without hTue. 

Y 2 David 



324 P R Y C E, of New Town, 

David ap Eynion was of New Town, in Montgomeryfhire, 
where the family have continued ever fince ; he married Methevis, 
daughter to Meredyth apGwilim, of Llynwen, and had three 
ions, David Lloyd, Rees, and Griffith. 

David Lloyd, the eldeft fon and heir, married Gwenllian, 
daughter to Owen ap Griffith, ap Eynion, Lord of Towyn, and 
had only one fon, 

Rees David Lloyd, 'Squire of the Body to King Edw. IV. (a 
poft then of great honour,) who fell honourably in the ferviceof 
his King and country, at Banbury fight, 1469, whofe wife was 
Margaret, daughter and heir to Evan ap Owen, of Neuadd 
Wen, in Powis, and by her was father of two fons, Thomas, 
and Meredith Pryce, (orap Rice, or Rees,) and two daughters, 
Gwenllian, wife to Edward ap Howe), and Catharine, married 
to Rees Lloyd, ap Rhydderch, Efqrs. 

Thomas Pryce, Efq; of New Town, the eldefl fon, (fince 
Whofe time the family have borne the name of Pryce ; before 
him there was no fettled furname,) married, firft, Florence, 
daughter to Irlowel Clun, of Clun, Efq; and had by her four fons, 
Matthew, Oliver, (anceftor to the Bolviers, of Neuaddwen, in 
Powis,) Richard, (who died ilTuelef?,) and John, (from whom 
defcended the Pryces of Pennarth, in Ynfrin-Llanwair,) and 
two daughters, Gwen, wife to Humphrey Lloyd, of the Llai, 
near Poole ; and Margaret, married to Meredith David Vaughan, 
of the Lloyn went, Efqrs. He afterwards married Gwen, daugh- 
ter to Meredith Morgan, and by her had another fon, William, 
and a daughter, Catharine, wife to Owen ap Howel Goch, 
anceftor to the Owens of Machynleth. 

Matthew, (fon and heir of Thomas,) by his firft wife, Jane, 
daughter to Lien Vaughan, ap Sir David Gam, had a daughter, 
Catharine, married to Thomas Tannat, of Abder Tannat, an- 
ceftor of that houfe ; by his fecond wife, Joice, daughter to Evan 
Gwyn James, Efq; of the Monachty, in Radnorfhire, he had 
John, of whern hereafter, and Arthur Pryce, of Vainor, Efq; 
who married two wives, 1. Lady Bridget, daughter to John 
Bourchier, Earl of Bath, by whom he had a fon, Edward ; 
2. Jane, filler to Sir Randolph Brereton, of Malpas, Knt. by 
whom he had a fon, John, who married Margaret, daughter to 
Thomas Vaughan, of Llynwent, Efq; 

Edward Pryce, Efq; the eldeft fon, married Margaret, daugh- 
ter to Dr. Nicholas Robinfon, Bifhop of Bangor, by whom he 
had Arthur; Thomas, and Edward, who died without iflue ; 
and one daughter, Jane, married to Thomas Fox, Efq; fon to 
Sif Edward Fox, of Gwernugo, Knt. 

Arthur Pryce, Efq; the eldeft fon, married Mary, daughter to 
Owen Vaughan, of Llwvdyarth, in Powis, Efq; by* whom he 

bad 



P R Y C E, of New Town. 325 

had only one daughter and heir, married to George Dcvereux, 
Efa; ion to Sir George Devereux, or Sheldon, in Warwick- 
shire, Knt. from whom the prefent Lord Vifcount Hereford is 
defcended ; which ended this houfe. 

The four daughters of Matthew Pryce, Efq; before mentioned, 
were, Elizabeth, wife of Edward Herbert, Efq; anceftor to the 
Lord Herberts, of Cherburv ; Maniaret, wife to Hu<>h Howel. 
Edenhope, of Shadwell ; Joyce, married to Owen Blayney, of 
Gregunog, Efqrs. and Catharine, who died without ifTue. 

John, (the elded fon of Matthew,) married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter to Rees Morrice, of Abberbachan, Efq; and had^ four fons, 
and four daughters ; I. Edward, of whom hereafter; 2. Matthew, 
who married Catharine, daughter and coheir of Lewis Gwin, of 
Llanidloes, Efq; by whom he had a fon, John, and fix daughters ; 
Elizabeth, wife to Meredith Morgan, of Abberhavey, Efq; Mary, 
married to Edward Oakly, of Bacheltre ; Bridget, wife of Jenkin 
Morrice, of Naritdee; Margaret, wife to Evan Lloyd, of Glanhu- 
frce-, Catharine, wife of John Biihop, of Duffring Llanvair ; and 
Lowry, who died without ifTue. John Pryce, of Park, Efq; the 
only fon, married Mary, daughter to William Reed, of Cattle 
Bromfhill, in Herefordfhire, Efq; by whom he had three fons, 
Matthew; John, and William, who both died without ifTue ; 
and four daughters ; Catharine, wife of Hugh Matthews, of. 
Llanvair-waterden ; Mary, wife to John Reynolds, of Garth- 
mill ; Bridget, wife to John Edwards, of Melinygreeg ; and 
Dorothy, to Lodowick Lewis, of Dolegwrnith. Matthew Pryce, 
Efq; only furviving fon, married Hefler, daughter to JohnThel-. 
wall, of Bathefoin Park, in Denbighfhire, Efq; and died with- 
out iflue ; which ended this houfe. 

The third fon of John Pryce, Efq; was Richard, and the fourth, 
Arthur, who both died ifTuelefs ; and the four daughters were, 
Bridget, wife to Lewis Blayney, of Gregunog; Mary, married 
to Thomas Powell, of Nantgwilt; Margaret, to David Lloyd, 
of Crynfrin, in Cardiganfhire ; and Joyce, the wife of James 
Matthews,, of Trefnaney, Efqrs. 

Edward Pryce, Efq; (fon and heir of John,) by Julian, his. 
wife, daughter to JohnVaughan, of Llwydyarth, in Powis, Efq; 
had ifTue John, and a daughter, Jane, married to William Ro- 
binfon, of Gwerfilt, in Denbighfhire, Efq; 

Sir John Pryce, of New Town, Knt. (only fon of Edward,) 
was, oy King Charles I. advanced to the degree of a Baronet. 
He married Catharine, daughter of Sir Richard Pryce, of Go- 
garthan, in Cardiganfhire, Knt. and had iilue, Edward ; and 
Sir Matthew, his fucceflbr ; " alfo two daughters; Mary, who 
died unmarried; and Elizabeth, wife of Edward Clun, of Clun, 
Efq; 

Y 3 Edward, 



326 P R Y C E, of New Town. 

Edward, the eldeft fon of Sir John Pryce, Bart. To foon as 
he was fit for action, manifefted his abhorrence of the indigni- 
ties fhewn to his facred Majefty King Charles I. betaking him- 
felf to the army, under the conduct of Major General Gerard, 
afterwards Earl of Macclesfield ; and behaved himfelf in fo 
diftinguiihing a manner, that his Lordfhip ever mentioned him 
with a refpefi, which carried in it fomething that was particular. 
After having honourably efcaped the very often fatal chances of 
war, he received, as he was generoufly endeavouring to appeafe 
a tumult, feveral mortal wounds, of which he fhortly after died, 
at Gogerddan, in Cardiganshire ; by reafon of which great and 
grievous lofs, his father, after his deceafe, was fucceeded by his 
younger fon, 

Sir Matthew Pryce, Bart, who married Jane, daughter of 
Henry Vaughan, of Kilkenain, in Cardiganmire, Efq; by whom 
he had three fons, Sir John, Sir Vaughan, and Edward 5 and 
two daughters ; Jane, wife of Richard Moftyn, of Dolycoftlay, 
Efq; and Anne, who died without iffue. 

Sir John Pryce, Bart, (eldeft fon, and fuccefTor,) married An^ 
na-Maria, daughter to Sir Edmund Warcup, of Englifh, in, 
Oxfordfhire, Knt. and had by her two fons, Matthew, and 
John, who both died infants' ; and four daughters ; Anna-Ma- 
ria, Elizabeth, Penelope; and Juliana, married to William 
Davie, of Orleigh, in Devonfhire, Efq; whereupon, 

Sir Vaughan Pryce, of New Town, Bart, fucceeded his bro- 
ther, and took to wife Anne, daughter of Sir John Powell, of ; 
Broadway, in Carmarthenfhire, Knt. Juftice of the King's- 
Bench, by whom he had ifliie Sir John, his fuccefTor, Arthur, 
Matthew, Edward, and Vaughan, (the four laft died ifiuelefs,} 
and a daughter Mary, who died unmarried. 

Sir John Pryce, the eldeft fon, fucceeded his father in title and 
eftate. He married, firft, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir 
Thomas Powell, Bart, fon of Sir John Powell, Knt. before na- 
med, and by her had only one fon, Sir John-Powell Pryce, the 
prefent Baronet ; and two daughters; Anna-Elizabetha, who 
died young ; and Diana, now living. This Lady died April 22, 
1731, and was interred at New Town, in Montgomeryfnire. 

Sir John married to his fecond Lady, Mary, eldeft daughter 
of Mr. John Morris, of Wern Goch, in the county of Mont- 
gomery, by whom he had two daughters, now living, Mary, 
and Elizabeth. This Lady died Auguft 3, 1739? and was in- 
terred alfo at New Town. 

Sir John married, to his third Lady, Eleanor, the relict of 
Roger Jones, Efq; ofBuckland, in the county of Brecon ; but 
by her he had no iflue. Sir John dying in October, 1748, was 
fucceeded in title and eftate, by his fon, 



WISEMAN, of Canfield-Hall. 327 

Sir John-Powell Pryce, the pre r ent Baronet, who is themnety- 
third in a lineal defcent from Henwin, Duke of Cornwall, and 
the hundred and third from Brutus, the firft King of this Ifland. 
Sir John married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Richard Man- 
ley, of Englifh, in Berks, Efq; a defcendant of Manlius, of 
Leach, in Chefhire, and by her has one foil, Edward-Manley 
Pryce, Efq; now living. 

Arms. Gules, a Lion rampant, reguardant, Or; and fome- 
times the Family quarters therewith, Argent, three Boars Heads, 
Sable, couped and langued, Gules, tufked, Or. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Lion rampant, reguardant, as in the 
Arms. 

Motto. Avl numerantur avorum. 

Seats. At New-Town-Hall, Montgomery (hire ; and Early- 
Court, in Berks. 



73. Wiseman, of Canfield-Hall, Effex. 

Created Baronet, Aug. 29, 1628. 

f N the ordination made by King Edward I. upon his eftablifh- 
ing the Kingdom of Scotland, in the 33d of his reign, to- 
wards its better government : 

William Wifeman was conftituted Vifcount, or Sheriff, of 
Elgin ; and Alexander Wifeman Vifcount of Foreis and Inner^ 
van, in like manner as others ; and had other fhires in their 
charge, with fome Englifh, fome Scottifh Natives, under the 
King's Lieutenant and Chamberlain ; fo that the original ex- 
traction of the name remains uncertain. 

Not long after, Simon Wifeman was found to be poffeflbr or 
lands, in Cotes, in North am ptonfh ire, as recited in a confirma- 
tion to a charter, 2 Edw. III. to the Nuns of St. Mary de Pra- 
tis, in that county. 

After that was John Wifeman, who married Magdalen, 
daughter and heir of Rockell, and was father of Robert, 

who, by a daughter of Hobart, of Suffolk, had iffue, George 

Wifeman, who married a Gamifli, and had iffue, John, who 
married Anne, daughter to Wyndham, and had ifTue, Si- 
mon, father of William. 

It is obfervable, that all thefe matches of the male line are 
with Suffolk houfes, infomuch, that it is not much doubted, that 
a race of them might tranfplant themfelves out of Northampton- 
ihire, and thence, with an eafy remove, fettle In Pliiex^ For 
another fon of the laft John, 1 take to be that Jotin Wifeman, 

Y 4 who 






328 WISEMAN, of Canfield-Hall. 

who flourifhed temp. Edw. IV. and purchafed the capital mefc 
fuageof Billocks, in the parifh of North End, in Efl'ex, and left 
two fons, John, (anceftor to the Wifemans, of Rivenhall, in 
EfTex ; whofe defcendant, Sir William Wifeman, of Rivenhall, 
was created a Baronet, June 15, 1660 ; and dying 1692, left 
only one daughter and heir, Elizabeth, firft married to John le 

Mott Honeywood, of , in EfTex, Efq; and afterwards to Sir 

Ifaac Rebow, of Colchefter, Knt. whereupon that title became 
extinct.) And 

Thomas, who built the manfion houfe, called Gayharlands, in 
Chelmsford, in EfTex ; and was fucceeded by John Wifeman, 
Efq; who was one of the Auditors to King Henry VIII. for the 
county of EfTex, and by circumfrance of time may be that 
John, who received the honour of Knighthood at the battle of 
Spurs, in that King's reign. He purchafed Much Canfield Park, 
confuting of a mefTuage, and two hundred and fixty acres of 
land, lying in both Canfields, and Hatfield, temp. Edw. VI. 
by licence. He married Agnes, daughter of Ralph Jofcelyn, 
of Great Canfield, Efq; and had a Ton, John ; and Agnes, mar- 
ried to Thomas Fytch, of High-Eafter, Efq; and Anne, who 
had two hufbands; 1. William Fytch, of Little Canfield, in 
EfTex, Efq; and 2. to Ralph Pudfer, of Grays-Inn, Efq; and 
other children. He died March 6, and lies buried in Canfield 
Magna church. 

John Wifeman, Efq; his Ton and heir, married Margery, 
daughter of Sir William Waldgrave, of Smallbridge, in Suf- 
folk, Knt. Under-Treafurer of Calais, (where he died 44 Eliz.) 
by whom he had fix fons, and two daughters. 

Thomas Wifeman, Efq; the fourth Ton, upon failure of iflue 
by the two elder, and the third being a Monk, inherited. He 
married Alice, daughter and heir of Robert Myles, of Sutton, 
in Suffolk, Efq; and died the laft year of King James I. He held 
the Reclory, or Grange, of Great Canfield, of the King, of his 
manor of Eaft-Greenwich, and the manor of Little Maplefted, 
of the King, in capite ; Robert, his fon, did the fame ; but dy- 
ing without iffue, 

William, his next brother, fucceeded, who was advanced to 
the dignity of a Baronet, 4 Car. I. He married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Henry Capel, of Hadham, in Hertfordfhire, 
Knt. (by Theodofia, fitter to Edward, Lord Montagu, of Bough- 
ton, and to Henry, Earl of Manchefter, and fitter to that loyal 
I*ord Capel, who loft his life for his Sovereign, King Charles I.) 
by whom he had Sir William, his fuccefTor ; Sir Edmond, of 
London, Knight ; and Capel, who was a Bifhop in Ireland : 
Eliza, married to Robert Tyderlegh, Efq; and died April 26, 

1654 j 



\ 



PILE, of Compton. 329 

1654 ; and Theodofia, married to Sir William Craven, of Sper- 
fliolt, in Berks, Km. Sir William died at Oxford, 164.3, an ^ 
was there buried. His Lady was buried in Great Caniield 
church. 

Sir William Wifeman, Baronet, eldeft fon, and heir, fuc- 
ceeded to the dignity and eftate. He was four years old 1634; 
and had two wives ; firft, Anne, daughter and coheir of Sir John 
Prefcot, of Hoxton, in Suffolk, Knight, by whom he had no 
iffue ; ((he died May 1 1, 1662 ;) fecondly, Arabella, fifth daugh- 
ter of Sir Thomas Hewet, of Pifhiobury, in Hertfordfhire, 
Baronet, (and fifter to the Lord Vifcount Hewet, of Gowran, 
in Ireland,) by whom he had thirteen children, of which, Sir 
Thomas was his fucceffor ; and Sir Charles fucceeded his bro- 
ther : Of the daughters, Anne married General Lumley, only 
brother to Richard, firft Earl of Scarborough ; (me died Mar. 4, 

1736-7 ;) and Ifabella, to Stifted, of Suffolk, Efq; This 

Sir William died Jan. 14, 1684, and lies buried at Great 
Canfield. 

Sir Thomas Wifeman, Baronet, eldeft fon, and fuccefibr, to 
his father, dying unmarried, May 1, 173I) was fucceeded by 
his next furviving brother, 

Sir Charles Wifeman, Bart, who died June 3, 1751, when 
the title and eftate dcfcended to 

Sir William Wifeman, the prefent Baronet, who, on Jan. 30, 
1759, was appointed Lieutenant-colonel of a company in the 
Coldftream Regiment of Foot Guards. 

Arms. Sable, a Chevron, Ermine, between three Cronels, 
Argent. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Caftle triple tower'd, Or; Port 
open, Argent ; out of it a Demi-Moor iffuant, armed, Proper ; 
in his Right Hand, a Dart, Argent, plumed and barbed, Or; 
in his Left, a Roman Target, of the laft. 



74. Pile, of Compton, Berkshire. 

Created Baronet, Sept. 12, 1628. 

HIS family have enjoyed a very plentiful fortune in this 
country for fome hundred years, and feveral of them have 
had the honour of Knighthood conferred upon them by the 
Kings of England, for their known loyalty, juftice, and valour. 

The laft that received that honour, was Sir Gabriel Pile, fon 
of Richard Pile, of Denton, in Wilts, Efq; He married one of 

the 



3 30 P I L E, of Compton. 

the daughters of Sir Peter Welch, fomeiime Cofferer to King 
James I. by whom he had ifiue four fons. 

The eldeft fon, Francis, was, for his repeated Services to his 
Sovereign, created a Baronet, 4 Car. I. He married one of the 
daughters of Sir Francis Popham, of Littlecot, in Wilts, Knt. 
by whom he had three fons; 1. Sir Francis, his fucceflbr; 
2. Sir Seymour, fucceflbr to his brother ; 3. Gabriel Pile, of 
Okemarfh, in Berks, Efq; who married Frances, third daughter 
of Sir Henry Moore, of Fawley, in Berks, Bart, and three 
daughters. He died Nov. 1, 1635, was buried at Collin- 
born Kingfton, in Wilts, and was fucceeded, in title and eftate, 
by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Francis Pile, Bart, who married Mary, the only daughter 
of Samuel Dunch, of Pufey, in Berks, Efq; by whom he had 
Francis, who died young. This Lady lies buried at Pufey. 
After her deceaie, he married to his fecond Lady (who furvived 
him) the only daughter of John Stijl, Lord Biftiop of Bath and 
Wells, by whom he had only three daughters ; Anne, married 
Francis, Lord Holies, of Ifleld ; Elizabeth, to Sir Thomas 
Strickland, of Boynton, in Yorkfhire, Bart, and the third to 

Richards, of the Ifle of Wight, Efq; For want of ifiue 

male, the title defcended to his brother, 

Sir Seymour Pile, of Axford, in Wiltfhire, Bart, who mar-* 
ried Elizabeth, fecond daughter of Sir Henry Moore, of Fawley, 
in Berks, Bart, by whom he had two fons, and one daughter* 
His eldeft fon, 

Sir Francis, fucceeded him, and married Frances, daughter of 
Sir Bulftrode Whitlocke, of Chilton, in Berks, Knt. by whom 
he had two fons, and two daughters. He was fucceeded, in title 
and eftate, by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Seymour Pile, Bart, who married Jane, only daughter of 
John Lawford, of Stapleton, in Gloucefterfhire, Efq; (who died 
July, 1726,) by whom he had one fon, Sir Seymour, his fuc- 
ceflbr in title and eftate ; and one daughter. 

Which Sir Seymour Pile, Bart, dying May 4, 1761, was 
fucceeded by his fon, 

Sir Seymour Pile, the prefent Baronet, who is a minor. 

Arms. Argent, a Crofs between four Nails, Gules. 

Crest. In a Marquis's Crown, a Pelican, Or, bleeding her- 
(elf, Proper. 

Seat. At Axford, in Wiltfhire, 



75, Pole, 



P O L E, of Shute. 331 

75. Pole, (or Poole,) of Shute, Devonfhire. 

Created Baronet, Sept. 12, 1628. 

*"p HIS is a younger branch of the family of the Pooles, of 
* Poole-Hall, in Wirrall, in the county of Chefter. The 
firft of the family, who fettled in Devon, was Arthur Pole, 
fecond fon of Sir William Pole, of Wirral, in Chefhire, Knt. 

This Arthur Pole, Efq; married Elizabeth, the daughter and 
heir of John Pole, of Devonfhire, Efq; the grandfather, and 
great-grandfather of which John, was returned one of the 
Members for the city of Exon, in a Parliament, held at Weft- 
minfter, 12 Edw. III. as was Thomas, another of the fame 
family, for the borough of Barnftaple, in the 14th of the fame 
reign. 

Arthur was fucceeded by his fon John, who married Alice, 
daughter of Robert Code, ofGidleigh, in Cornwall, Efq; and 
was fucceeded by another John, who married Edith, daughter 
of Robert Titherleigh, of Titherleigh, in Dorfetfbire, Efq; He 
deceafing, was fucceeded by his fecond fon, William, (his eldeft: 
fon dying ifluelefs, before him.) Which William married 
Agnes, the daughter of John Drake, of Afh, in Devon, Efq; 
William, his eldeft fon, took to wife, Catharine, the daughter 
of Alexander Popham, of Huntworth, in Somerfetfhire, Efq; 
and fifter to Sir John Popham, Knt. Lord Chief Juftice of the 
King's Bench, by whom he left iflue, a daughter, Dorothy, 
married, firft, to Thomas Erie, of Charmifter, in Dorfeilhire, 
Efq; and, fecondly, to Sir Walter Vaughan, Knt. and one fon, 

Sir William Pole, Knt. his heir, who married twice, firfr, 
Mary, the eldeft daughter, and one of the coheirs of Sir William 
Peryam, Knt. Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer; fecondly, 
Jane, daughter of William Symes, of Chard, Efq; and relicl of 
Roger How, of London, Merchant. He rebuilt the manfion- 
houfe of Colcum, once a caftle, belonging to the Courtenays, 
Earls of Devonfhire ; which, with the houfe at Shute, was foon 
after burnt down by fome troops of the Parliament army, quar- 
tered at Lyme. This Sir William Pole was that famous Anti- 
quarian, whofe manufcripts are fo often quoted by our modern 
Authors, and are juftly efteemed as fome of the moft perfect 
pieces in their kind : Valuable as they are, they are now irre- 
trievably loft to his pofterity ; for the humanity of his fucceiTors 
was fuch, that they were never denied to any of the curious, who 
had an inclination to perufe them : The greater part of which 
have been fo well approved by thofe Gentlemen, that they never 
thought fit to return them. 

Mr. 



332 P O L E, of Shute. 

Mr. Prince, in his Worthies of Devon, fays, He had the be- 
nefit of an academical education, in Exeter College, Oxford, 
and, after that, an inclination to ftudy the Law, and removing 
to the Inns of Court, became a Member of the Inner Temple, 
where he grew eminent for his /kill and knowledge in that 
honourable profefiion. 3. Eliz. he was chofen Autumn Reader, 
and the year following, Double Reader ; in which year there was, 
a grand Chriftmas kept in the Inner Temple, at which the Lord 
Robert Dudley, (afterwards Earl of Leicefler,) was the Chief 
Confrable, or Marfhal, under the title of Palaphilos. This our 
Sir William was one of his great officers, being Chief Juftice of 
the Common-Pleas, as divers perfons of quality befides were 
others, as Mr. Onflow, Lord Chancellor ; Mr. Stapleton, Lord 
Treafurer; Mr. Kelway, Lord Privy Seal; Mr. Fuller, Chief 
Juftice of the King's Bench, &c. which place, though perfonated 
only in fhew and folemnity, if he had been called thereunto, he 
was highly qualified to have executed in truth and reality*. 
7 Eliz. he was chofen Treafurer of the Inner Temple, a place 
then of truft and honour ; but we are not to underftand, that he 
fpent his whole time in London, but as the Terms and his 
occafions required. For he had his refidence, (during his fa- 
ther's life-time, at lead,) at Colcomb, lying within both manors 
of Coliton and Whitford, in the parifh of Coliton, in the fouth- 
eaft part of this county ; it was fome time the feat and dwelling, 
as well as inheritance, of the raoft noble family of the Courte- 
nays, Earls of Devon, from whofe heirs general it was purchafed 
by Sir William's father, and fettled upon this his fon, who new 
built it. Being thus fettled here, he lived in great reputation, 
and became an ornament to, and a very ufeful perfon in, his 
country, ferving his Prince in the quality of a Juftice of Peace, 
(then efteemed an honour,) and High Sheriff of this county, the 
laft year of Queen Elizabeth, and 1 King James I. About 
four years after which, he was advanced to the dignity of Knight- 
hood, by the faid King, at Whitehall, Feb. 15, 1606. As to 
Sir William's perfonal qualifications, fays the fame Author, 
(Prince,) he was endowed with excellent parts, and adorned 
with great accompliihments ; and, as what enamels, and adds 
lovelinefs to all the other, beautified with a very civil, courteous, ( 
obliging carriage and difpofition, which, indeed, is the true 
gentility. He was learned alfo, not only in the laws, but in, 
other polite matters : He was very laborious in the fludy of 
antiquities, efpecially thofe of his own county, and a great lover 
of that venerable employment. A fufHcient confirmation of 
which, we have in thofe many volumes of rnanufcripts on this 
argument, which be left behind him. 

There 



POLE, of Shutc. 333 

There were feveral volumes of manufcripts written by this 
Gentleman, and his fon Sir John Pole, Bart, (who was much 
addicted alfo to the ingenious ftudy of Antiquity, and made fome 
additions to his father's Defcription of Devon,) which all mif- 
carried in the time of the late Civil Wars in England ; fo that 
the very titles and arguments of them are perifhed likewife. 

From whence it plainly appears, how very induflrious this 
Gentleman was; how he chofe to lay out his time in higher and 
nobler gratifications than what fenfuality affords ; and how he ap- 
plied himfelf to this genteel ftudy of Antiquities for more than 
twenty years together : infomuch, he thereby became, as the firft, 
fo the beft Antiquary (for certainty and judgment) that we ever 
had in our county ; it being plain, that with this Gentleman's 
labours, moft of thofe who wrote fince on this argument, have 
adorned their works. 

But at length Death (that ultima linea reriwi) came, and added 
a period to the laft line of his life ; though not until he had lived 
to a very great age. He lies interred in the Parifh Church of 
Colliton, under a flat ftor.e, whofe inscription is obliterated by 
time. 

Sir Wijliam, by His firft wife, before mentioned, had ifTue, 
Sir John, who fucceeded him ; Peryam ; William ; and Francis; 
(Peryam fettled in Ireland, where he acquired large pofteflions ;) 

and feveral daughters, Mary, married tirrr, to Hurft, and 

afterwards to Francis, fon and heir of Sir William Courtenay, 
of Powderham, in Devon, Knt. another of his daughters married 

to Walrond, of Bovey, Devon ; and one to Floyer; moft 

of the others died young. He was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, 

Sir John Pole, Bart, raifed to that dignity in the life-time of 
his father, 4 Car. I. He was Knight of the Shire for the county 
of Devon the fame year, and married Elizabeth, the daughter of 
Roger How, of London, Merchant, (the daughter of his father's 
fecond wife,) by whom he had three fons, Sir William Pole, 
Knt. Sir Courtenay; and John, who died young; and three 

daughters, Martha, married to Ivory, of Somerfetfhire ; 

Jane, to Croker, of Lynham, in Devonshire, Efqrs. and 

Elizabeth died unmarried. 

Sir William Pole, knighted by King Charles I. married to his 
firft wife, Grace, daughter of Sir Thomas Trenchard, in Dor- 
fet, Knt, by whom he had no furviving ifllie. His fecond wife 
was, Catharine, only daughter of Henry St. Barb, of Afhenton, 
in Somerfetfhire, and Broadlands, in the county of Southampton, 
Efq; by whom he had two fons who died in their infancy, and 
four daughters ; Catharine died unmarried, 1668 ; Jane, married 
to Humphry Sydenham, of Combe, in Dulverton, Somertfhire, 
Efq; Amy, married to William FJoyer, of Berne, Dorfetlhire, 

Efq; 



334 POL E, of Shute. 

Efq; and Elizabeth died a maid. This Sir William Pole died in 
the life-time of his father, 1648. Sir John Pole died April 16, 
1658, and was fucceeded in honour and eftate, by his fecond fon^ 

Sir Courtenay Pole, Bart, who was Member of Parliament 
for Honyton, 13 Car. II. and High Sheriff of Devon, temp. 
Car. II. 1668. He married tJrith^ the daughter of - Shap- 
cote, of Shapcote, Efq; by whom he had two fons, Sir John, 
and Courtenay ; and three daughters, Jane, Mary, and Penelope; 
Jane, married, flrft, Sir Coplefton Bampfield, of Poltimore, in 
Devon, Bart, and fecondly, Edward Gibbons, of Whitechapel, in 
the fame county, Efq; Penelope was married to the Hon. Francis 
Roberts, Efq; fecond fon to the Right Hon. John, Earl of Rad- 
nor, but died without iflue ; Mary, and Courtenay, died young. 
Sir Courtenay Pole died April 25, 1695, in the feventy-eighth 
year of his age, and was fucceeded by his only furviving fon, 

Sir John Pole, who, in the year 1688, was a A4ember of that 
Parliament which fettled the Crown on King William and Queen 
Mary ; as he was alfoof thofe Parliaments which were fummoned 
1 and 10 Will. III. and chofen Knight of the Shire for Devon, 
the 13th of the fame reign; was elected again a Burgefs for Eaft- 
low, in Cornwall, 1 Queen Anne; and for Newport* in the 
fame county, the 4th of that reign. He died March 13, 1 707, 
having married Anne, the youngeft daughter of Sir William 
Morrice, of Werrington, in Devon, Knt. one of the Principal 
Secretaries of State to King Charles II. by whom he had four 
fons, Sir William, John, Charles, and Carolus ; and four daugh- 
ters, Charlotte, Urith, Mary, and Anne. All the daughters died 
young, except Urith, who was married to Sir John Trevelyan, 
of Nettlecombe, in Somerfetfhire, Bart. Sir John Pole was fuc- 
ceeded by his eldeft fon, 

Sir William Pole, of Shute, in Devon, Barf. He was elected 
Member of Parliament for the Borough of Newport, in Corn- 
wall, 13 Will. III. and was elected Member in every Parlia- 
ment fummoned from that time till the year 17 12, when he was 
chofen Knight of the Shire for Devon ; and two years after, con- 
ftituted Matter of the Houihold, by her Majefty Queen Anne, 
which place he held till the death of that Princefs. He married 
a daughter of Mr. Warren, by whom he left one fon, Sir John, 
his fucceflbr ; and one daughter, Elizabeth, married to John An- 
ftis, Clerk, fecond fon of John Anftis, Efq; Garter King at 
Arms ; and dying Dec. 31, 1741, of the gout in his ftomachj 
was fucceeded indignity and eftate by his only fon, 

Sir John Pole, who married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of 
John Mills, of Woodford, in the county of Eflex, Efq. This La- 
day died Auguft 10, 1758, aged twenty-one, and Sir John, Feb, 
19, 1760, aged tw'enty-feven, and was fucceeded by his only fon, 

Sir 



VAVASOR, of Hafelwood.' 335 

Sir John William-Pole, the prefent Baronet. 

John Pole, fecond Ton of Sir John Pole, and brother to Sir 
William, betook himfelf to the army, and was a Captain in the 
Earl of Barrimore's regiment, in the war in Spain, and died un- 
married, June, 17 10. 

Charles, third fon, died in his infancy. 

Carolus Pole, fourth fon, took Hoty Orders, and was Rector of 
St. Breock, in Cornwall, and fome time Proctor in Convocation 
for the Clergy of the Diocefe of Exon. He married Sarah, eldeft 
daughter of Jonathan Rafhleigh, late of Menabilly, in the county 
of Cornwall, Efq; by whom he left two fons, and a daughter ; 
Reginald who married Anrte, fecond daughter of John Francis 
Buller, of Mowal, in the county of Cornwall, Efq; by whom he 
has five children, Anne, Reginald, Sarah, Charles, Morice, and 
Edward, all in their minority. John, the fecond fon, took Holy 
Orders, and died unmarried, 1750, aged twenty-nine, jane, the 
only daughter, is yet unmarried. 

Arms. Azure, Semee of Fleur-de-Lis, Or, a Lion, rampant, 
Argent. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Lion's Gambe, Gules, armed, Or. 

Supporter's. On the dexter Side, a Stag, Gules, attired 
and unguled, Or ; on the finifter, a Griffin, Azure, gorged with 
a Ducal Crown, proper, armed and beaked as the Stag. 

Motto. Pollet Virtus. 

Seats. Shute, Taliaton, Colly ton-Houfe, and Colccmb- 
Caftle, in Devonshire. 



76. Vavasor, of Hafelwood, Yorkfliire. 
Created Baronet, October 24, 1628. 

HIS famous and very ancient family of Vavafor, or Valva- 
for, (as Mr. Camden ha^h it,) have their name from their 
office, being formerly the King's Valvafors, (a degree in time paft 
Tittle inferior to a Baron,) and had therefore anciently the addition 
of Le, to their name. 

Sir Mauger le Vavafor, is noted in Doomfday-book, temp. 
Will. I. He had iflue, another Sir Mauger, father of Sir William 
Vavafor, Lord of Hafelwood, a Judge in the reign of Kino- 
Henry II. and one of the witnelles to the Charter of the Abbey 
of Salley, in Yorkfhire, re-founded by Matildas de Percy, Coun- 
tefs of Warwick. Robert, his fon, in 21 Henry III. was High 
Sheriff of Nottingham, and Derby; and from the 31ft of the fame 
reign, he ferved for eight years fucceffively, in the fame office. He 

had 



336 VAVASOR, of Hafelwood. 

had the cuftody of the Honour of Peverell committed to his 
charge, and died about 38 Hen. III. leaving iiTue by Julian, 
daughter of Gilbert de Rofs, of Steeton, in Yorkshire, 

Sir John Ie Vavafor, Knt. Lord of Hafelwood, (which hath 
been the chief feat, and ancient inheritance of the family, which 
town has a pleafant profpect, wherein may be difcovered the two 
Cathedrals of York and Lincoln, though iixty miles afunder, and 
where is a remarkable quarry of ftone : Of the ftones taken out 
here, was the (lately church at York built, by the bounty of the 
Vavafors. Their being benefactors to that church, is alfo evi- 
dent from their arms therein, and thfe portraitures of them, and 
the Percies, in the gate, the latter with a piece of timber, and of 
the Vavafors, with a ftone in their hands, (hewing the materials 
each family contributed to that (lately ftructure ; and with ftones 
out of the quarry, in the Manor of Hafelwood, were alfo built the 
Monafteries of Holden, Selby, and Beverley, with Thornton-Col- 
lege, in Lincolnfhire, and many others.) Sir John, aforemen- 
tioned, had iiTue, by Alice, daughter of Robert Rookfield, two 
fons, Sir William, and Malgerius, anceftor to the Vavafors, of 
Wefton, Acafter, and Coppinthorp, in Yorkfhire. 

Sir William fucceeded his father, at Hafelwood, which he had 
Hceoce tocaftellate, from King Edward I. in whofe reign he was 
in the Gafcoigne and Scotch wars, and was fo efteemed, that he 
had fummons to Parliament among the Barons, from 28 Edw. I. 
to 6 Edw. II. and was a truly noble great man ; and having wed- 
ded Nichola, daughter of Sir Stephen, and fifter to Sir Richard 
Wallis, of Newton, had ifTue, three fons, 1. Sir Robert, who, 
having been likewife employed againft the Scots, had fummons, 
as a Baron, 7 Edw. II. but died without ifTue male, leaving only 
a daughter and heir, Elizabeth, wife to Sir Robert Strelley, of 
Nottinghamfhire, Knt. 2. Sir Henry, of whom hereafter; 3. 
William, of Deneby, in Yorkfhire, anceftor to thofe of that place. 

Sir Henry le Vavafor, Knt. (fecond, but eldeft furviving fon of 
William, Baron Vavafor,) living 20 Edw. III. was buried in the 
Abbey of Louth, in Lincolnfliire. He had ifTue, Sir Henry, who 
by Amabilia, daughter of Henry, Lord Fitzhugh, had ifTue, 
William, who died in his father's life-time, leaving iiTue, by Eli- 
zabeth, daughter of William Stapelton, Sir William, who died 
without ifTue, 10 Rich. II. and Sir Henry le Vavafor, heir to his 
brother. This Sir Henry, by Margaret, daughter of Sir William 
Skipwith, Knt. had ifTue, William le Vavafor, Efq; who died 
1452, leaving iiTue, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Langton, 
Knt. two fons ; the younger was John le Vavafor, anceftor to 
rhofe of Spalding-More, and Newton. 

Sir Henry Vavafor, of Hafelwood, Knt. the eldeft fon and heir, 
was High Sheriff of Yorkfhire, 10 Edw. IV, and died 146c, 

leaving, 



V A V A S O R, oF Hafelwood. 337 

leaving, by Joane, daughter of Sir William Gafcoigne, Knt. 
four Tons, i. Henry, of whom hereafter; 2. John, who mar- 
ried Cicely, daughter of Langdale ; 3. William ; and 4. 

Leonard, a Prieft; and divers daughters, of which Anne, mar- 
ried Robert Maleverer, Efq; Catharine, to Sir Peter Middleton, 
of Stockheld, Knt. Mary, to Sir Thomas Gaifcoigne, Knt. 
Elizabeth, to Richard Goldfborough, of Goldfborough, Efq; 
and Matilda, to Sir Thomas Gilliot, of York, Knt. 

Henry, the eldefr. fon, fucceeded his father, as Lord of Ha- 
felwoocl, and died 15 15, leaving by Elizabeth his wife, daughter. 
of Sir John Everingham, Knt. three fons, John ; William j 
and Chriftopher, who died underage; and five daughters, Eli- 
zabeth, wife of Gilbert Topcliffe, Efq; Agnes, who died an 
infant; Anne, wife of Nicholas Cawnds, of London, Mer- 
chant ; Jennet, married to Thomas Oglethorpe, of Beal, Efq; 
and Dorothy* a Nun. John Vavafor, Efq; his fon and heir, 
efpoufing Anne, daughter f Henry, Baron Scrope, of Bolton, 
had ilTue fay her, three fons, Sir William ; Chriftopher, living 
*594; and Leonard, who married Mary, daughter of Sir John. 
Hctharn, ivnt. and two daughters, Margaret, wife of William 
Redman, of Twiikton ; awdjane, wife of William Perchehay, 
of Ryton, in Yorkfhire, Efqrs. Sir William Vavafor, Knt. fuc- 
ceeded his father, and 2 Edw> VI. and 6 Eliz. was High She- 
riff for the county of -York. He married Elizabeth, daughter 
to Sir Anthony Cavalier, an Italian, and had ifTue by her, five 
daughters, Mary, wife of William Plumpton, of Plumpton ; 
Frances, of John Rider, of Rider ; Anne, of Francis Gaf- 
coigne ; Elizabeth, of Thoipas Heyland ; and Catharine, of 
Richard Pack, Efqrs. Alio fix fons, 1. John ; 2. Ralph, who 
married two wives, rirfr, Urfula, daughter of Sir William Fair- 
fax, of Steton, Knt. by whom lie had only one fon, that died 
before bap'ifm ; fecondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard 
Peck, of Wakefield, Efq; by whom he had William, hereafter 
mentioned., and a daughter, Frances, wife of William Percy, of 
Scotton, Efq. The four other fons of Sir William died without 
iiiue. 

John Vavafor, of Hafelwood, Efq; the eldeft fon, was living 
1598. But leaving no iffue male, bv Ellen, daughter of Sir Ni- 
cholas Fairfax, his nephew, William, (fon of his brother 
Ralph,) became his heir. 

Which William had to wife Anne, daughter to Sir Tho- 
mas Manners, Knt. ion of Thomas, Earl of Rutland, by 
whom he had five fons, 1. Thomas ; 2. Henry, a fecular Prieft; 
3, John, a lay brother; 4. Francis, a Francifcan ; and 5. 
George, who died unmarried. 

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338 VAVASOR, of Hafelurood. 

Thomas, his eldefr fon and heir, was advanced to the degree 
of a Baronet, 4 Car. I. in his life-time, for his recufancy, he 
paid the competition of 150 1. per annum to King Charles I. 
His Lady was Ui Tula, daughter of W alter GifFard, of Chilling- 
ton, in Stafford (hire, Efq; by whom he had iffue, Sir Walter ; 
William, a Major, under his brother, in the fervice of King 
Charles I. who died unmarried ; Thomas, flain at Marfton- 
Moor, in the fame fervice, without iliue ; John, who died un- 
married-; and Peter, of York, M. D. who married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Philip Langdaie, of Langthorp, in Yorkftiire, Efq; 
alfo two daughters, Anne, a Nun; and Frances, married to 
AlphonfoThwenge, of Kelton Caflle, in Yorkmire, Efq. 

Sir Walter Vavafor, of Hafelvvood, Bart, aged fifty-three, 
1666, fucceeded his father in dignity and eftate. He flood 
firm in his allegiance in the grand rebellion, and raifed a regi- 
ment of horfe for the fervice of King Charles I. under William, 
Marquis of Newcaftle. He married Urfula, daughter of Tho- 
mas, Vifcount Fauconberg, and had iffue, four fons, 1. Tho- 
mas, who died an infant; 2. Sir Walter, his fucceffor ; 3. 
Henry, who died in his infancy; and 4. John, thirteen years 
old, Aug. 1666, who died unmarried at York; and a daugh- 
ter, Urfula, that died in her infancy. 

Sir Walter Vavafor, Bart, the eldefr furviving fon, fucceffor 
to his father, married Jane, daughter of Sir Jordan Crofsland, 
Knt. he died Feb. 16, 1712-J3, leaving no iffuc, and was fuc- 
ceeded by his ccufin, 

Sir Walter Vavafor, Bart, (fon of Peter Vavafor, Efq; Doctor 
in Phyfick, and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Philip Lang- 
dale, of Langthorp, in Yorkfhire, Efq.) 

Which Sir Walter Vavafor, Bart, died in Lancashire, in 
May, 174c, aged eighty, unmarried ; and was fucceeded by his 
nephew, 

Sir Walter, fon of his brother Peter, (who was another fon 
of Dr. Peter Vavafor's, and died Jan. 9, 1735, aged fixty-eight.) 
Which Sir Walter Vavafour, married nrit, Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter to Peter Vavafour, of Willitoft, in the Eaft Riding of York- 
shire, Efq; and had iffue one daughter, who died young 5 and 
fecondly/in April, 1741, Dorothy, elded daughter of the Lord 
Langdaie, bv whom he had three fons, Sir Walter, his luccef- 
for, bom Jan. 16,1744; Thomas; and .Peter; all unmarried. 
Sir Walter, dying April 13, 1 766, was fucceeded by his eldefr. 

fon. 

Sir Walter Vavafour, the prefent Baronet. 

Arms. Or, a Fefs, dancette, fable. 

Crest. On a Wreath, (anciently) a Cock, Gules, trifled, 

Or. 

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WOLSELEY, of Wolfey. 339 
77. Wolseley, of Wolfeley, Staffordshire. 

Created Baronet, Nov. 24, 1628% 

''PHIS is a family of great antiquity, and has been lon.-r 
feated in the county of Stafford ; the firft mentioned in the 
pedigree is, Siwardus, Lord of Wifelei, as appears by a deed 
without date; he was father of William, who is mentioned in 
an old deed, alfo without date. 

Richard, his fon, is alfo mentioned in an old deed without 
date. This Richard, had two ions, Stephen and Ralph. 

Stephen, was father of Robert, Lord of Wolfey, who by a 
deed in a very old hand, proveth that he was owner of Wifelia, 
by granting liberty of his woods in Wifelia. 

Robert, fon of Robert, living 9 Edw. I. had ifiue Robert, fa- 
ther of William, Lord of Wlfeleia, 30 Edw. I. and 11 Edw. II. 
He had ifiue Richard, who had two fons, John, and W 7 illiam. 

John, Lord of Wlfleia, 11 Edw. III. by his wife Eleanor, 
had ifiue Ralph de Wlfeleia, 15 and 20 Rich. II. who by his 
wife Maud, had ifiue, Thomas de Wlfeleia, 39 Hen. VI. who 
by Margary, daughter of William Broclon, of Longdon, in 
StafFordfhire, had ifiue 

Ralph Wlfeley, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, temp. 
Edw. IV. Fie married two wives : firft, a daughter of the Lord 
Montjoy, by whom he had no ifiue; fecondly, Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Robert Afton, of Heywood, Knt. and had one 
fon, John de Wolfeley, who, by Anne, daughter of George 
Stanley, of Bromwich, in Stafford mire, Efqj had iflue three 
fons ; 1 . Anthony, who married Margaret, daughter of William 
Rlith, of Norton, in Derbyfhire, Efq; by whom he had two 
fons, Erafmus, and Francis, who died without ifiue, and two 
daughters ; Maud, married to Chriftopher Rolfton ; and Anne, 
to John Couney, of Wefton Couney, in S t afford fh ire, Efqrs. 
Erafmus Wolfeley, Efq; his eldeft fon, by CafTandra, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Gifford, of Chillington, in Scafrordfhire, Knt. 
had two daughters, Grill], married to Ralph Fitzherbert ; and 
Dorothy, to John Wolmer, of Kington, in Worcefterfllire, 
Efqrs. and feveral fons ; Sir Thomas Wolfeley, Knt. the eldeft 
fon, married, firft, Grace, daughter of Sir Thomas (or Sir 
William) Grefley, Knt. by whom he had no ifiue; fecondly, 
Anne, daughter of Humphry Mofeley, Efqj by whom he had 
John ; Humphry, who died without iiiue ; and Edward ; and 
three daughters, Margaret, Mary, and Joan. The fecond fon 
ef John de Wolfeley, was Ralph, of whom hereafter ; third, 
John, Re&or of E&on Montgomery, in Northamptonihire. 

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34 o WOLSELEY, of Wolfeley. 

The daughters were, Helen, married to Weflcote, of 

Handifacrc, in StafFordfhire ; Ifabell, wife to Geofry Cawar- 
dyn ; Joan, wife to Montgomery, of Eclon Montgo- 
mery ; Margery, married to John Barbor, of Glafburgh, in 
Stafrordmire ; Miry, a Nun; and another daughter, married 
to Abney, of Willefley, in Derbylhire, Efq. 

Ralph Wolfeley, of Shugborough, Efq; fecond fon of John 
de Wolfeley before-named, married Joyce, daughter and heir of 
John Srtlway, of Stanford, and widow of John Afhby, Efqrs. 
by whom he had two fons, John, and George, who died with- 
out ifFue. 

John Wolfeley, of Stafford, Efqj eldefr. fon, living 1614, 
married Ifabell a, daughter of John Porter, of Chillington, in 
StafFordfhire, Efq; by whom he had three fons and three 
daughters ; 1. William, a Captain in Ireland, aged forty-fix, 
1614; he married Eleanor, daughter and heir of Sir Marmaduke 
Whitchurch, of the kingdom of Ireland, lnt. but his ifFue 
failed; 2. Robert, hereafter mentioned ; 3. Richard, who died 
without ifTue. The daughters were, Mary, married to George 
Franke, Efq; Elizabeth, and Anne. 

Robert, the fecond fon, was Clerk of the King's letters pa- 
tents, and advanced to the dignity of a Baronet, 4 Car. I. He 
married Mary, fecond daughter of Sir George Wroughton, of 
Wilcot, in Wilts, Knt. by whom he had five fons, and fix 
daughters; 1. Sir Charles, his fuccefFor ; 2. Robert; 3. Tho- 
mas ; 4. Ralph ; which three lafl all died unmarried ; 5. Col. 
William Wolfeley, who accompanied King William into Ire- 
land, in the time of the troubles there, and commanded the In- 
nifkillen men at the memorable battle of the Boyne; the fuccefs 
of that day was in a great meafure owing to the gallant beha- 
viour and bravery of thofe men, which King William acknow- 
ledged in a fpeech made to them on that occafion ; whereupon 
Col. Wolfeley was advanced to a Brigadier on that Eftablifh- 
ment, and had the command of a regiment of horfe, of twelve 
troops, cenfifting of a thoufand men ; and was made Matter of 
the Ordnance, Privy Counfellor, and one of the Lords Juftice? 
of Ireland ; he died a batchelor in the year 1697. The daugh- 
ters of Sir Robert were, 1. Penelope, married, firft, to 

Fountaine, of Ireland, and fceor.dly, to Richard Edwards, of 
Old Church, in the county of Wick-low, in Ireland, Efqrs. by 
neither of whom Vnc had any ifTue ; 2. Mary, who died un- 
married; 3. Frances, married to John Dives, Efq; third fon of 
Sir Lewis Dives, of Bromham, in Bedfordfhirc, Knt. (fhe died 
1702.) 4. Mary, married to Thomas Ncvil, of Holt, in Lei- 
cefterfhire, Efq; 5. Anne, married to Copwood Hollins, of 
Ditton, in Stafrordfhire; 6. Dorothy, died unmarried. Sir 

Robert, 



WOLSELEY, of Wolfeley. 341 

fcobert, the father of thefe children, lies buried in Colwich 
Church, in StafTbrdfhire, in the north aile; as alio one of his 
fons, and a daughter, are there buried. 

Sir Charles Wolfeley, Bart, his eldeff fort and fuccellor, re- 
prefented the county of Stafford in Parliament in the reigns of 
King Charles I. and II. and was a very considerable man in 
thofe times. He married Anne, youngeft daughter cf William, 
Lord Vifcount Say and Seal, by whom he had feven fons, and 
ten daughters ; I. Robert, who, March 3, 1 691-2, 4 Will. III. 
was appointed Envoy Extraordinary to ti e Elector of Bavaria, 
Governor-General of the Spanifn Netherlands, then refiding at 
BruiTels, where he continued five years, and died unmarried, 
1697 ; 2. Charles, who married one of the daughters and co- 
heirs of Beaumont, of Yorkfhire, Efq; and relict of 

Tildfley, of the Lodge in Lancafhjre, Efq; but had no iflue ; 
3. Fiennes, who died young ; 4. Sir William ; 5. Sir Henry ; 

6. Captain Richard Wolfeley, who married Frances, daughter 
of Mr. Burnefton, of Ireland, by whom he had four fons ; 
Charles, who died youngs Sir William, Robert, and Richard; 

7. James, who married Chriftian, daughter of Mr. Meritt, of 
Ireland, by whom he had only one daughter. The daughters 
of Sir Charles were, 1. Elizabeth, married to Robert Somer- 
vile, of Edftone, in Warwickshire, Efq; who left two fons ; 
William Somervile, Efq; Author of that excellent Poem called 
the Chace ; and Edward, deceafed, late Recltor of Adderbury, 
in Oxfordfhire ; 2. Mary, married to Richard Edwards, Efq; 
fon of Richard beforementioned ; 3. Anne, married to John 
Berry, Merchant in London ; 4. Dorothy ; 5. Bridget ; b. Pe- 
nelope, who died young ; 7. Sufan, married to Charles Wege- 
wood, at the Haracles, in Staffoidfhire, Efq; S.Penelope; 
9. Frances; and 10. Conftance. 

Sir Charles, died October 9, 1714, aged eighty-five, and lies 
buried in Colwich church, in Stafford ih ire. He was fucceeded^ 
in dignity and eftate by his fourth, but eldeft furviving fon, 

Sir William Wolfeley, Bart, who was unfortunately drown- 
ed in his chariot 8 (and his four mares,) returning home from 
Litchfield, July 8, 1728, between feven and eight o'clock in the 
evening, pafling a little brook in a village called Long, in the 
high road. This accident happened by the fudden breaking 
down of a mill dam at afmall diitance, occalioned by a violent 
thunder mower, which brought down fuch a vail body of wa- 
ter the very inftant the chariot was paffing the brook, that funk 
it; the Coachman was carried down the ftream by the torrent 
into an orchard a hundred yards from the place, and faved him- 
felf by getting to the upper boughs of an apple tree. Sir Wil- 

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342 R U S S E L L, of Chippenham. 

liam, died unmarried, and lies buried in Colwich church, 
near his father. 

Sir Henry Wolfeley, Eart. fuccseded his brother in title and 
eftate, and died two years after him, unmarried j whereupon 
the dignity and eftatc came to his nephew, 

Sir William Wolfeley, the preTent Baronet, eldeft furviving 
fen of Captain Richard Wolfeley, fixth fon of Sir Charles 
Wolfcley, Bart, befcrementioned. He married, and had a fon 
and heir, William, born Auguft 24, 1740, who married, July 
2, 1765, Mifs Chambers, of Wimbledon, in Surry, by whom 
he had a daughter, born Oct. 23, 1767. 

Arms. Argent, a Talbot paiTant, Gules. 

Crest. Out of a Ducal Crown, Or, a Talbot's Head erafed, 
proper. 

Seat. At Wolfeley, in Stafford (hire. 



78. Russell, of Chippenham, Cambridgefliire. 

Created Baronet, January 19, 1628. 

^THE firft we find mentioned of this family, is Thomas 
RufTeil, of Yaverland, in the file of- Wight, who held 
the manors and advowfons of Yaverland and Wathe, the ma- 
nor cf Rouburgh, in the Iile of Wight, and Cariibroke Caftle 
in capite, and died 16 Lien. VI. 

Sir William Ruffell, Knt. (fon to William Ruffell, of Surrey, 
Efq; and grandfon to Maurice Ruffell, of Yaverland, in the 
county of Southampton, Efq;) was many years Treafurer of the 
Navy Royal. He was advanced to the dignity of a Earonet, 
4 Car. I. and had three wives. 

By his firftj Elizabeth, daughter to Sir Francis Cherry, Knt. 
he had no iffue. 

B;* the fecond wife, Elizabeth, daughter to Thomas Gerard, 
of Burwell, in Cambridegfhire, Efq; a younger fon of the Ge- 
rards, of Fiamberds, on Harrow the Hill, in Middlefex, he had 
iffue, 1. S}r Francis Ruffell, Bart, his fon and heir; 2. Sir 
William Ruffell, Knt. fome time of St. Edmund's Bury, in 
Suffo'k, commonly called Blacl* Sir William, and was' ililed 
the Cream of the Ruffels, on account of his loyalty, who mar- 
ried Anne, daughter and heir of Bendifh, but left no iffue ; 

(his daughter and only child died an infant, with whom he lies 
buried at Burwell aforefaid ;) 3. Gerard Rulici], of Fordharri, 
in the fame county, Efq; (who married two wives, firft, Mary, 

daughter of -~ Cherry, of Surry, by whom he had three 

fon-Sj 



RUSSELL, of Chippenham.. 343 

fons, 1. William RuiTell, ofFordham, who married Elizabeth, 

daughter of Cromwell, of Cambridgeshire, Efq; and left 

iiTue, 2. Gerard, and 3. John, who both died without iiTue ; 
fecondly, , daughter of Loyd, by whom he had one daugh- 
ter, Mabel, married to Richard Rufiell, Efq; fecond fon of Sir 
John, hereafter mentioned, and died in December, 1682, aocd 
iixty-five ; 4. Edward Rufiell, (buried at Chippenham, July 
10, 1647 ;) 5. Robert RulTell, (buried there Feb. 17, 1640 ;) 
6. John RulTell, (baptized in the parifh of Allhallows Barking, 
London, Jan. 31, 1623, and died an infant; and 7. JohnRul- 
fell, (baptized in the fame parifh, Nov. 29, 1624, who died 
without illue.) Sir William had alfo by the laid Elizabeth, 
three daughters; Elizabeth, the elder, firil married to Edward 
Lewknor, of Denham, in Suffolk, Efq; (by whom he had a 
daughter, Mary, married to Horatio, the firft Lord Vifcount 
Townfhend;) fecondly, to John Gauden, D. D. afterwards 
Bimop of Worcefter ; 2. Anne, manLd to John Bodvile, of 
Bodvile Caftle, in Carnarvonflaire, Efq; (by whom he had a 
daughter, Sarah, married to John, Lord Vifcount Bodmyn, fon 
to the Earl of Radnor, who dying in his father's life-time, his 
Lady had a warrant for the fame place, titles, precedence, Szc. 
as if herhufoand had lived to be Earl of Radnor. The third 
daughter, Sarah, was wife to Sir Thomas Chichley, of Wim- 
pole, in Cambridgefhire, Knight. 

Sir William's third wife was Elizabeth, daughter and coheir 
to Michael Smallpage, of Chicheller, in SuiTcx, Gent, and Ca- 
tharine, his wife, daughter and coheir of William Devenifh, of 
Hellingleigh, in SuiTcx, Efq; defcended from the Lord IIoo ; 
(which Elizabeth was relict of John Wheatiy, of Catesheid, in 
the fame county, Efq; Barrifter of the Middle Temple >) by 
whom he had iliue two fons ; William RulTell, (baptized in the 
pariih of Allhallows, Barking, London, Dec, 7, 162 1, who died 
young,) and Sir William Rufiell, of Langherne, in Carmar- 
thenfhire, Knight, created Baronet, Nov. g, 1660, called White 
Sir William, who married Hefter, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Roufe, of Roufe Lench, in Worceiterfhire, Bart, and left only 
one daughter and heir, Mary, married iirft, to Hugh Calveley 
Cotton, Efq; fecond fon of Sir Robert Cotton, of Cumbermere, 
in Chefhire, Bart, and fecondly, to the Lord Arthur, fecond 
furviving fon of Henry, Duke of Beaufort ; whereupon this 
title of Baronet became extinct. 

Sir Francis Rufiell, Bart, fon and heir to Sir William, was 
married at Chippenham, Sept. 19, 1631, to Catharine, daugh- 
ter and fole heir of John Wheatiy, Efq; (beforementioned, by 
Elizabeth Smallpage, his wife,) by whom he had i 111: c fix fons, 
and fix daughters. The fons being, 1. ;tr John Rufiell, his 

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344 RUSSELL, of Chippenham. 

fucceiTor ; 2. Robert Ruflell, born at Chippenham, Gel:. li> 
1644, who was fome time of Freckenham, and afterwards of 
Mildenhall, in Suffolk, who married (a widow) daughter and 
coheir to Thomas Soame, of Thurlow, in Suffolk, a Captain 
of foot in the fervice of King Charles I. 3. Gerard Ruflell, 
born at Chippenham, Jan. 2', 1645, who was a Hamburgh 
Merchant, and married the daughter of one Yonker, a Mer- 
chant at Hamburgh ; 4. Killephet Ruflell, born at Chippenham, 
April 21, J647, and buried there April 16, 1650 ; 5, Killepbet 
Ruffld!, Efq; born at Chippenham, March 11, 1652, who be- 
ing married, was fome time of Mildenhall, in Suffolk ; and had 
a fon named Francis, (buried in his infancy, Oct. 1, i6#o, at 
Ifelham, in Cambridgefhire ;) 6. Edward Ruflell, baptized at 
Chippenham, OcT:. 12, 1654. 

The daughters of Sir Francis were, 1. Elizabeth, (married to, 
Henry Cromwell, the younger fon of Oliver Cromwell, Lori 
Protector ;) 2. Sarah, (baptized at Chippenham, May 3, 1637, 
and buried 0t. 19 following ;) 3. Sarah, (baptized at Chip- 
penham, Aug. 24, 1639, wife, rlrff, to Reynolds, of Cam- 
bridgefhire, Efq; fecondly, to Henry O'Brian, Earl of Tho- 
mond ;) 4. Catharine, (baptized at Chippenham, Dec. 23, 165^ 
and, as is fuppofed, was the wife of one Sheers, of Hertford- 
shire;) 5. Frances, (baptized at Chippenham, Nov.. 18, 1649, 
wife to John Hagar, of Bourn, in Qambridgemire, Efq;) 6. 
Anne, (fecond wife of Hugh Underwood, of Wittlefey, in the 
Ifle of Ely, Efq; one of the Deputy Lieutenants of the faid Ifle.) 

Sir John Ruflell, Baronet, fon and heir to Sir Francis, was 
baptized at Chippenham, Ocl, 6, 1640, and buried there March 
24, 1669. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Oliver Crom- 
well. Lord Protector, and widow of Robert Rich, Efq; grand- 
fon to Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick, and had iflUe by her, 
I. Sir William Ruflell, his fon and heir; 2. Rich Ruflell, (fo. 
named from the Lord Rich,) a Captain of King William's 
Guards, who married Mabell, daughter of Gerard Ruflell, of 
Fordham, Efq; aforenamed ; and another fon, named John, 
firft a Factor for the Ear! India Company at Bengal, and after-? 
wards Governor of Fort William there, and died at Bath, Dec. 
5, 1735, aged fixty-fix. The aforefaid Sir John, had alfo by 
the faid Elizabeth, two daughters, Chriftian, buried at Chip-, 
penham, Aug. 28, 1669 ; and Mary, wife to the late Sir Tho,-* 
mas Frankland, of Thirkelby, iq Yorkfhire, Bart. 

Sir William Ruffel, Baronet, {on and heir to Sir John, h^v-- 
ing fpent the remainder of a confiderable fortune in rai&ng 
troops at the Revolution, fold his feat at Chippenham, and 
dying in 1707, left iflue two fons, and one daughter, Mary,, 
who died Dec. 17 K. 

Sir 



RUSSELL, of Chippenham. 345 

Sir William RufTell, Baronet, his eldeft fon and fucceflbr, 
died at Paffage, near Waterford, in Ireland, in May, 1738, 
without iflue, and was fucceeded by his only brother, 

Sir Francis RufTell, Baronet, who was one of the Council 
of Fort William, in Bengal, in the Eaft Indies, and married, 

1725, Anne, daughter of Gee, Merchant, and had by 

her one fon, his fucceflbr, 

Sir William RufTell, Baronet, who was a Lieutenant in the 
firft regiment of Guards, and died in the year 1757, unmarried. 

The aforefaid John, third fon of Sir John, and Governor of 
Fort William, in Bengal, was born Oct. 14, 1670, and died 
at Bath, Dec. 5, 1735, as before-mentioned. He was married, 
firft, to Rebecca, fifter of Sir Charles Eyre, of Kew, in the 
county of Surry, Knt. Dec. 17, 1697, in Bengal ; by whom he 
had iiTue one fon, and three daughters ; Frances, born Jan. 6, 
1699, who married John Revett, of Checkers, in the county 
of Bucks, Efq; and is Bedchamber-woman to her Royal High- 
nefs the Princefs Amelia. Mary, born Aug. 16, 1701, who 
married Mr. Holmes, in the Eaft Indies, but who died without 
iflue j and Elizabeth, born July 20, 1704, married to Samuel 
Greenhill, of Swincombe, in the county of Oxford, Efq; by 
whom (he had two fons, the Rev. John Ruflell Greenhill ; and 
Charles, who died young. Charles Ruflell, born Jan. 8, 1700, 
was appointed a Major in the fecond regiment of Guards, with 
the rank of Colonel, in Nov. 1745, and Colonel of the thirty- 
fourth regiment of Foot, Dec. 17, 1751, who attending his 
regiment in the Ifle of Minorca, contracted the diftemper of 
which he died in London, Nov. 20, 1754, and was buried at 
Kew. John Ruflell married, fecondly, Johanna Revett, widow 
of Col. Revett, Sept. 7, 17 15, by whom he had one daughter, 
who died young. His fon, Charles, married, June 18, 1737, 
Mary Johanna Cutts, daughter of the aforefaid Col. Revett, 
(who was killed in the battle of Malplaquet, Sept. 11, 1709,) 
by the aforefaid Johanna, fole daughter and heirefs of Serjeant 
Thurban, of Checkers aforefaid, by whom he had iflue Mary, 
born Dec, 13, 1739, and 

John Ruflell, the prefent Baronet, born Od"t. 31, 1741, who 
fucceeded to the title on the death of Sir William aforefaid, in 
1757. He is a Student of Chrift Church, Oxford, and Barrif- 
ter at Law of Lincoln's Inn. 

Arms. Argent, a Lion Rampant, Gules ; on a Chief, Sable, 
three Rofes of the Firft. 

Crest. On a Wreath, a Goat, Argent, attired and gorged 
with a Crown Mural, Or. 

Seat. Checkers, in the County of Bucks. 

79. EVERARD, 




346 E V E R A R D, of Mucfa-Waltham. 
79. Everard, of Much-Waltham, Effex. 

Created Baronet, Jan. 29, 1628. 

F this ancient family was Ralph Everard, who lived in the 
reign of Hen. III. and Edw. 1. and had iffue Walter Eve- 
rard, who lived temp. Edw. II. and Edw. III. He left Wil- 
liam Everard, of Marihbury, in Effex, his fon and heir, who 
lived there temp. Ric. II. and Hen. IV. and left two fons of 
the name of John. 

John Everard, fen. of Newarks, in Good-Efire, and MarfTi- 
bury, in the faid county, had ifiue Thomas Everard, of Wal- 
tham-magna, who married the daughter and coheir of John 
Cornifh, of Langleys, in Much-Waltham, aforefaid, and had 
iffue fix fons, and three daughters. He lived in the reign of 
Hen. VII. 

Richard Everard, fourth fon, married, firft, Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Richard Stephens, Gent, and had ifiue Richard, and 
three daughters. His fecond wife was Agnes Upcher, relit 
of Thomas Wood, and had only one daughter. He died Dec. 
29, 1561. 

Richard, his only fon and heir, married Mary, daughter of 
Thomas Wood, of Raine Parva, (who furviving him, became 
the wife of John Goodday, of Braintre, Gent.) and died in his 
father's life-time, leaving iffue another Richard Everard, of 
Langleys, fucceffor to his grandfather. He married demen- 
tia, daughter of John Wifeman, of Great Canfield, Efq; and 
had iffue four fons, Anthony, Matthew, Hugh, and John, of 
Great-Badow ; and a daughter Mary, wife of John Wifeman, 
Efq; Thev lived together in wedlock nfty-three years. She 
qhed Sept. 1611, and he July 25, 1617. They both lie bu- 
ried in Waltham church. 

Anthony, the eldeft fon, fucceeded his father. He received 
the honour of Knighthood, July 23, 1603, before the Coro- 
nation of King James 1. He had two wives ; firft-, Anne, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Bernardiilon, of Ketton, in Suffolk,, 
Knt. by whom he left Anne, his fole daughter and heir, mar- 
ried to Sir William Maynard, of Little-Eaiton, in Effex, Bart, 
afterwards Lord Maynnrd. His fecond wife was Anne, daugh- 
ter of Sir Anthony Fekon, of Playford, in Suffolk, Knight of 
the Barn, by whom he had no ifiue. He died 1614, and was 
buried at Waltham. 

Hugh Everard, Efq; (third fon of Richard,) was High. She- 
riff of E: .ex, 1626. He married Mary, daughter of Thomas 
Brand, alias Bond, of Great Hormead, in Hertfordfhire, Gent. 

and, 



i 

EVERARD, of Much-Waltham. 347 

and had ifiue Richard, his only Ton and heir. He and his wife 
both died in 1637, and are buried in Waltham church. 

Richard Everard, Efq; his only fon and heir, was advanced 
to the dignity of a Baronet by King Charles I. He married 
Joan, daughter of Sir Francis Barrington, Bart, and had iflue 
four fons, Sir Richard, Barrington, and Robert, that died iffue- 
jefs; alfo Hugh, Fellow of Emanuel College, Cambridge; 
and three daughters, whereof Winifred, the youngeft, was 
married to Sir William Luckyn, Bart. -His fecond wife was 
Frances, daughter of Sir Robert Lee, of Billefly, in War- 
wickfhire, relict of Sir Gervafe Elwes, of Woodford, in ElTex, 
Knight. 

Sir Richard, his eldcft fen, fucceeded him, and was Sheriff 
2Q Car. I. for Effex. He married to his firft wife, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Henry Gibbs, of Faulkland, in Scotland, Knt. 
of the Bed-chamber to King James I. and had iiTue two fons; 
Richard,, who died unmarried, and Sir Hugh ; alfo one daugh- 
ter, Jane, who died young. He took to his fecond wife, Jane, 
daughter of Sir John Finnet, Mailer of the Ceremonies to K. 
James I. and K. Charles I. but had no iiTue by her. He died in 
Aug. 1694, aged feventy. 

Sir Hugh Everard, his fecond, but cideft furviving fon, fuc- 
ceeded him, who, in his younger days, fignalized himfelf in 
Flanders, (his elder brother being then alive.) He married 
Mary, daughter of John Brown, Doctor in Phyfick, of Salis- 
bury, by whom he had iiTue Sir Richard ; Hugh, drowned in 
the great ftorm 1703, being Lieutenant of the Reftoration ; 
and Morton, who was killed on board the Hampshire, com- 
manded by the Lord Maynard ; alfo two daughters, Elizabeth, 
married to the Rev. Mr. Oburne, Vicar cf Thaxted, in ElTex 5 
and Frances, the youngeft, who died unmarried. He was Re- 
ceiver-general of the Land-tax, andjuftice of the Peace for 
the county of EfTex, and died Jan. 1705-6, aged fifty-one; 
and lies buried at Waltham. 

Sir Richard Everard, his eld eft fon, fucceeded him in dig- 
nity and eftate, and married Sulanna, one of the daughters and 
coheirs of Richard Kidder, D. D. late Lord Biihop of Bath 
and Wells, (who was killed at his Palace in Wells, by the 
great ftorm in Nov. 1703,) by whom he left iflue two fons, 
Sir Richard ; and Hugh, w r ho went to Georgia ; and two 
daughters ; Sufanna, married in Virginia, to Mr. Mead, a eon- 
fiderable Merchant and Planter there ; raid Anne. He went 
Governor of North Carolina, under the Lords Proprietors ; 
and after his return to England, died in Red-Lion-llreet, Hoi- 
bourn, Feb. 17, 1732-35 and his Lady, who furvived him, 
died Sept. 12, 1739. 



Sir 



34 8 L U M L E Y, of ardfield. 

Sir Richard Everard, Bart, his eldeft fon and fhcceflbr, died 
unmarried, March 7, 1 741-2, and was fuccecdcd by his bro- 
ther, 

Sir Hugh Everard, the prefent Baronet, who now enjoys 
the title and eftate. 

Arms. Argent, a Fefs wavy, between three Eftoils, Gules. 

Crst. On a Wreath, a Buft of a Man in Profile, habited 
in a long Cap, cheeky. 

Seat. At Bromfield Green, in EfTex. 



80. Lumley, of Bardfield, Effex. 

Created Baronet, January 8, 1640. 

*Tp HIS family of Lomelin, (anciently fo fpelt,) or Lomelay, 
-** came out of Italy, and is reckoned to be nobly delcended. 
It derives its furname from Lomelin, a city of note, belonging 
to the feigniory of Venice. The firft who fettled in England 
was Dominigo Lomely, an Italian by birth, and of the Bed- 
chamber to King Henry VIII. He commanded a troop of 
horfe, and maintained them at his own charge at Bollogne, for 
the ufe of the faid King. 

His fon, James Lomelin, or Lumley, was of London, Mer- 
chant, and died 1592, aged eighty-eight years. His fon was Sir 
Martyn Lumley, Knt. Sheriff 1614, and Lord Mayor of Lon- 
don 1623. He died 1634, and was magnificently interred at 
Great St. Helen's, London, the funeral directed by Sir Henry 
St. George, Sir William le Neve, and others of the Heralds. 
By his will, dated Sept. 1, 1631, he gave to the Church-war- 
dens of St. Helen's, and their fucceffors, for ever, one annuity, 
or rent-charge, of 20 1. to be ifTuing out of his mefluage, or te~ 
nement, in the parifh of St. John the Evangelift, London, upon 
truft, for eftablifhing a Lecture, or Sermon, for ever, to be 
preached in that parifh church, on Thurfday evening, weekly, 
from Michaelmas to Lady-day ; and the faid Church- wardens 
to pay the fame to" a godly Divine, for his pains in preaching 
the faid Lecture ; and alfo bequeathed an annuity of 4/. per ami. 
for the ufe of the poor of the laid parifh. He married Mary, 
daughter of Withum. 

His eldeft fon and heir was Martyn Lumley, of Bradiield- 
Magna, in ElTex, Efq; one of the Knights of the Shire for 
Eftex, in the Long Parliament, that met at Weftminfter, 1640. 
He was the firft Baronet of this family, fo created j6 Car. L 
He married two wives j firft, Jane> daughter and heir of John 

Meredith, 



D A L S T O N, of Dalfton. 349 

Meredith, of Denbighftiire, Efq; and had iflue, only one 
daughter, Prudence, married to Sir Roger Moftyn, of Moftyn, 
in Flintshire, Bart. 

His fecond wife was Mary, daughter of Edward Alleyn, Al- 
derman of London, and had iflue, Sir Martyn, his fucccilbr ; 
Thomas, and James, who died unmarried. 

Sir Martyn Lumley, Baronet, fueceeded to the dignity and 
ftate, and died Aug. 1702, havmg married Anne, daughter of 
Sir John Langham, of Cottefbroke, in Northamptonlhire, Bart. 
jQie died in Sept. 1692, and was buried at Great Bardfield, by 
whom he had iflue, Mary, who died young ; and, 

Sir Martyn Lumley, Baronet, his only fon and heir, who 
fueceeded his father, in title and eftate, and married to his firnV 
wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Jonathan Dawes, Knt. Al- 
derman of London, and had iflue, Anne, married to Sir Stephen 
Anderfon, of Eyworth, in Bed ford (hi re, Bart, and Martyn 
Lumley, Efq; who died young. 

His fecond wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Cham- 
berlayn, of Gray's-Inn, in Middlefex, Efq; by whom he had 
iflue, one daughter, Elizabeth, married to the Right Rev. Dr. 
Cecil, late Bifhop of Bangor, and Rector of Hatfield, in Hert- 
fccdfhire, who left her a widow May 29, 17375 and his fuc- 
ceflbr, Sir James. 

His third Lady was Elizabeth, daughter of Clement Raw- 
linfon, of Sanfcate, in Lancafhire, Gent, by whom he had no 
iflue. He died Jan. 7, 17 10- 11, and was buried in Bardfield 
church, in a vault with his anceftors. 

Which Sir James Lumley, only fon and fucceflbr to Sir 
Martyn, is the prefent Baronet, and unmarried. 

Arms. Or, a Chief, Gules, (the fame as the City of Naples.) 

Crest. On a Wreath, an Eagle difplayed, Sable, beaked, 
legged, and crowned, Or. 



81. D Alston, of Dalfton, Cumberland. 

Created Baronet, February 15, 1640. 

HE family of Dalfton is of great honour and antiquity, in 
the county of Cumberland, being derived from Robert de 
Dalfton, fecond brother to Hubert de Vallibus, (or Vaux,) 
Lord of Gill ell and, in Cumberland, who, temp. Will. I. had 
the barony of Dalfton, given him by Ranulph de Mefchines, 
(or Micenis,) who was nearly related to the Norman Con- 
queror, and from him. had a grant of the county of Cumberland, 

upon 



350 D A L S T O N, of Dalfton. 

upon condition, that he difpofTefTed the Scots, who had got 
pofTeffion of it. To this Ranulph, Earl of Cumberland, and 
afterwards of Chefter, Hubert de Vallibus, and Robert de Dal- 
fton, were near relations. The pofterity of the laft pofTefTed the 
barony of Dalfton, in a lineal defcent, until King Stephen gave 
Cumberland to David King of Scots. Hen. II. recovering the 
county from the Scots, feized the barony of Dalfton, and 
united it to the forcft of Englewood, whereof it continued a 
member till Hen. III. (14.Ps.egni) disforefted the fame, and 
gave or fold it to Walter JVLalclerk, then Bifhop of Carlifle, and 
Lord Treasurer ; vvhofe fuccefFors,Bifhops of Carlifle, have ever 
ilnce enjoyed it. However, the defcendants of the laid Robert 
de Dalfton had the ancient manficn-houfe, with the manor or 
lordfhip of Dalfton-Parva, which they poflefs to this day. 

Of the defcendants of Robert, the firft Baron, John, (fon of 
Robert,) married a daughter and coheir of Kirkhide. From 
Thomas, (by Chriftopher, a younger fon by a fecond venter,) 
are defcended the Dalilons, of Acornbank, in Weftmoreland, 
and Sir John Dalfton, Knt. who was Sheriff of Cumberland, 
10 Jac. I. Sir George Dalfton, Knt. (fon and heir of Sir John,) 
was Sheriff of the fame county, 16 Jac. I. and its Reprefentative 
in Parliament 16 Car. I. He had a daughter, Catharine, mar- 
ried to Sir Henry Fletcher, of Hutton, in Cumberland, Knt. 
who was (lain at Rowton-heath, near Chefter, 1645, fighting 
for King Charles I. This Lady was a perfon of great courage 
and refolution ; and endured fequef'cration, imprifonment, plun- 
dering, &c. from the Rebels, with a brave mafculine fpirit ; 
file lived to fee her daughters married to fome of the beft fa- 
milies in the count}', as Daniel Fleming, of Rydall, Chrifto- 
pher Dalfton, of Acornbank, and Thomas Fletcher, of Marefby, 
Efqrs. Sir George left alio one fon, 

Sir William Dalfton, Knight, who was created a Baronet, 
16 Car. I. being the fame year elected Member of Parliament 
for Carlifle. When the rebellion broke out, both he and his 
father behaved themfelves very bravely and dutifully towards the 
Kin 0- , and were great fufferers for the royal caufe, Sir George 
bein^ obliged to pay 70c 1. and his fon Sir William, 3000I. to 
theSequeftrators for his eftate. He refided moftly at Heath-Hall, 
in Yorkihire, (an eftate which came into the family by mar- 
riage,) and died Jan. 13, 1683, leaving ifiue by Anne, daughter 
cf Thomas Bolles, of Ufberton, in Nottingham (hire, Efqj and 
Dame Mary Bolles, his wife, Baronetefs of Nova Scotia,, 




futviviug him, married to her fecond hufband, ! dward Andrev 

of 



EVERY, of Egginton. 351' 

of Weftminfter, Efq; and to her third, Sir Richard Fifher, of 
lilington, Eart. and died at Turnham-Green, in Middlefex, 
March 15, 1739-40, aged eighty-feven.) By her he had only 
one daughter and heir, married to Sir William Halton, Bart. 
and dving in the life-time of her father, 

Sir John Dalfton, Knt. fecond fori of Sir William, (and bro- 
ther of Sir George, and knighted at Whitehall, Feb. 16, 1663, 
the fame day with his brother,) fucceeded his father in title and 
eftate, was Sheriff of Cumberland, 1 Jac. II. and having mar- 
ried Margaret, fecond daughter of Sir William Ramfclen, Knt. 
(fifter to his brother's Lady,) had iiTue two fons, Sir Charles, 
and Major John Dalfton ; alio one daughter, married to Juftice 
Brown, of iflington, in Middlefex, and died at Heath-Hall, 1 7 1 1 . 
Sir Charles, fucceffor to his father, married, firft, a daugh- 
ter and coheir of Sir Francis Blake, of Whitney, in Oxfordshire, 
Knt. by whom he had iffue Sir George, and four daughters, one 
of which married Francis Fauquier, Efq. His fecond Lady 

was a daughter of Wentworth, of Woolley, in Yorkfhirc, 

Efq; by whom he had only one daughter, who died young. 

Sir George Dalfton, Bart, only fon and fuccefTor to his fa- 
ther, was a Volunteer on board Admiral Haddock's fquadron, 
1740; Sheriff of the county of Cumberland, 1752, and Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel of the Yorkshire Militia, in 1759. He married 
Anne, daughter cf George Huxley, Efq; which Lady died 
Auguft 15, 1764, and Sir George, March 9, 1765, and was 
fucceeded by 

SirWilliam Dalfton, his eldeft fon, who is the prefect Baronet. 
Arms. Argent, a Cheveron ingrailed, between three Daws 
(though fome make them Ravens) Heads, erafed, Sable, beak- 
ed, Or. 

Crest. Out of a Ducal Coronet, a Falcon's Head, ijTuing, 
proper. 

Seat. At Heath-Hall, near Wakefield, in Yorkfhire. 



82. Every, of Egginton, Derbyfliire. 

Created Baronet, May 26, 1641. 

r T~ 1 H I S family were originally of Somerfetmire, and Sir Si- 
* mon Every, the firft Baronet, fo created by King Charles 
I. was born at Chard, in that county, and a great fufferer for 
King Charles I. He married the eldeft daughter and coheir of 
Sir Henry Leigh, of Egginton, Knt. whereby he became pof- 
feffed of that and other eftates, by whom he had Sir Henry, his 

fucceflbr. 



352 EVERY, of Egginton. 

fuccefTor, and Capt. Every, who was feated at Burton upori 
Trent, and there died without iffue, and left his Somerfetfhire 
eftate to his nephew, Sir Simon Every, Bart. 

Sir Henry Every, Bart, the eldeft fon, who fucceeded his fa- 
ther in title and eftate, was a great fufFerer for his loyalty in the 
reign of King Charles II. He married Vere, eldeft daughter 
of Sir Henry Herbert, Knt. Mafter of the Revels to Kino- 
Charles I. by whom he had fix fons, and five daughters ; i. Sir 
Henry ; 2. Sir John ; 3. Sir Simon ; 4. William, killed at the 
fiege of Cork, in Ireland, in the reign of King William ; and 
two others, that died unmarried : Of the daughters, one mar- 
ried Mr. Matthew Alured, of Burton upon Trent ; another 
Mr. Gayner ; another Mr. Gumming; and two died unmarried. 
Sir Henry Every, Bart, eldeft fon and fucceflbr to his father, 
married two wives ; firft, Anne, daughter and coheir of Sir 
Francis Ruflel, of Strenfham, in Worcefterfhire, Bart, relief, of 
Richard Lygon, of Madresford, in the fame county, Efqj (who 
furviving Sir Henry, married to her third hufband, Sir John 
Guife, of Rendcomb, in Glocefterfhire, Bart.) and fecondly, a 
daughter of the Lord Vifcount Tracy, of Toddington, in Glo- 
cefterfhire, but dying without iffue male, was fucceeded in 
dignity and eftate by his brother, 

Sir John Every, Bart, who was for fome time Captain of the 
Queen, a firft rate man of war, and did fignal fervices for the 
Government in the reign of King William the Third ; he mar- 
ried likewife two wives ; firft, Martha, daughter of John, Lord 
Haverfham ; fecondly, Dorothy, daughter of Godfrey Meynell, 
ofBradly, in Derbyfhire, Efq; and dying July 1, 1729, with- 
out iffue, was fucceeded in dignity and eftate by his next bro- 
ther, 

Sir Simon Every, who was Rector of Naumby, in Lincoln- 
fhire, and married Mary, eldeft daughter of the Rev. Mr. 
Joihua Clarke, Reclorof Somerby, in Lincolnfhire, and one of 
the Prebendaries of Lincoln, (whole other daughter was married 
to Jacob Butler, of Barnwell, in Cambridgeshire, Efq;) by 
whom he had iffue five Ions, Henry, his fuccefTor; and John, 
Simon, Jofliua-Clarkjg, and Edward, nil fince dead, except Sir 
John, the prefent Baronet ; and feven daughters, Jane, Anne, 
Martha, Sufanna, Mary, Anne, and Elizabeth, of which only 
Anne is now living, who is married, but has no iffue. Sir Si- 
mon died Jan. 12, 1753^ and was fucceeded by his eldeft fon, 

Sir Henry Every, Bart, who was High Sheriff of Derbyfhire, 
in 1749. He married July 1, 1741, a daughter of Henry Ib- 
betfon, of Yorkfhire, Efq; and dying a widower without iffue, 
May 31, 1755, the title and eftate defcended to his next bro- 
ther, 

Sir 



L A N G L E Y, of Higham-Gobion. 353 

Sir John Every, the prefent Baronet, who has no ifTue. 
Arms. Or, -four Chevronels, Gules, (very near Clare, Earl 
of Gloucefter's coat.) 

Crest. On a Wreath, an Unicorn's Head, couped, proper. 
Seat. At Egg in ton, in Derbyfhire, 



3. Langley, of Higham-Gobion, Bedfordfhire. 

Created Baronet, May 29, 1641. 

*THHIS family is defcended from William Langley, ofLang- 
* ley, in the Bifhopric of Durham, who, by Alice, his wife, 
had ifTue Thomas Larcglev, father of two fons ; I. Henry, of 
whom hereafter ; 2. Thomas Langley, Lord Chancellor of Eng- 
land, Bifhop of Durham, and a Cardinal 141 7. Bifhop Goodwin 
fays, he was confecrated Bifhop of Durham 1406, at which 
time he gave over his Chancellorship ; but eleven years after, it 
was laid upon him again ; after which he continued in that place 
about fix years.; in the mean fpace, viz. 6 June, 1411, he was 
made Cardinal, together with Robert Halam, Bifhop of Salifbury, 
by Pope John xx in, This man bellowed the fum of 499I. 6s. 
yd. in repairing of that gallery in the weft end of his church, 
which was firft built by Hugh Pudfey, his predecefTor ; he alfo 
founded two fchools in the Place-Green, one for Grammar, an- 
other for Mufick: thirty-one years he continued Bifhop here, 
and dying 1437, was huricd, (as I am informed,) in the gallery, 
and lieth entombed before the altar there, under the table of the 
Confiftory. 

Henry Langley, Efq; before mentioned, the elded fon, was of 
Dalton, in the Weft-riding of Ycrkfhire. He married the 

daughter of Kaye, of Woodfome, in Yorlcfhire, Efq; by 

whom he h;id two fons ; 1. Thomas Langley, of Rathorp-Hall, 
m Dalton, Efq; anceflor to thofe of that place; 2. Robert Lang- 
ley, of Langley, whofe fon George had ifTue two fons, firft, Ro- 
bert Langley, whofe daughter and heir, Catharine, was married 
to Thomas Lee, of Booths, in Chefhire, Efq; 

William Langley, Efq; fecond fon, had ifTue George Langley, 
of Stainton, in Yorlcfhire, who by Jane, daughter of J >!m Hall, 
of Sherbourn, in that county, had ifTue a daughter, married to 
William Foriler, of Erdfwick, Yoikfhire, Efq; and three fons ; 
Sir William ; Matthew, who married, but left no ifTue ; and 
John, who died without iflue. 

Sir William Langley, of Scainron, Yorlcfhire, and of Higham 
Gpbiori, in Bedfordfhire, the firft Baronet oi' this family, -ic- 

Vo l. I. A a vanccd 



354 LANGLEY, of Higham-Gobion. 

vanced to that dignity 17 Car. T, married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Roger Lumley, Efq; (and fifter of Richard, Vifcount Lumley, 
of Waterford, in. Ireland, grandfather to Richard Lumley, 
late Earl of Scarborough,) by whom he had iilue William, who 
died unmarried, 1634, in his father'? life-time; Sir Roger ; and 
Dorothy, wife of William Briftow, in Somerfetfhire, Efq; Sir 
William died in Holbourn, and was buried at St.- Andrew's 
church, 1 65 1. 

Sir Roger Langley, of Sheriff-Hutton Park, in Yorkfhire, Bart, 
fucceeded his father in title and eitate. He was thirty- eight 
years of age, 1665, and married, firft, Mary, daughter of Tho- 
xnas Keighley, of Hertingfordbury, in Hertford fh ire, Efq; and 
had iflue William, Richard, Roger, and Thomas ; the three laft 
died ifTuelefs ; alio four daughters; Mary, married to Mr. Pref- 
cot, of EPicx; Rofe, to Peter Priaux, of London, Merchant ; 
Elizabeth, and Frances, who both died unmarried. His fecond 

wife was, Barbara, daughter and coheir of Chapman, of 

Foxton, in Leicefterfhire, Efq; Serjeant at Law, by whom he 
had no iflue, Kis third Lady was arah, daughter of John 
Neale, of Malden-Afh, in Eflex, Efq; by whom he had three 
fens; i.William, v/ho died young; 2. John, a Major in the 

army, who married a daughter of de la Hay, of Weftmin- 

fler, Efq; and, 3. David, who was killed in an engagement in 
the Weft-Indies, 1708; alfo two daughters, Mary and Sarah, 
that died unmarried. Sir Roger was Foreman of the Jury on the 
trial of the {even Bimops, and was a Commiffioner of the Prize- 
office in the reign of King William. He died in 1698. 

William Langley, Efq; his eldeft fon, married Ifabella, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Griffith, of Erith, in Kent, Knt. (who furviving 
him, was remarried to Thomas Barnes, of Eaft-Winch, in Nor- 
folk, Efq;) He died 1689, before his father, leaving iflue fix 
Ions ; 1. Sir Roger; 2. William Langley, (married to Margaret, 
daughter of Sutton, of Barbadoes, Efq; and widow of A- 
braham Jaggard, and left one daughter and heir, Ifabella, mar- 
ried, 1724, to William Ettrick, Efq;) 3. Robert; 4. Samuel, 
who both died ifTuelefs; 5. Sir Thomas ; 6. Haldanby, who 
married Mary, daughter of Charles Peck, of Gilderfley, in Der- 
byfliire, Efq; and dying May 30, 1728, left three fons ; Gil- 
bert, who married a daughter of Mr. Brown, of Searle-ftreet, 
hear Lincoln's- inn-fields ; Haldanby, and James. 

Sir Roger Langley, Bart, fucceeded his grandfather in title 

and eftate; and married Mary, daughter of Browne, of 

Eaftborne, in SufTex, Efq; by whom he had only one fon, Charles, 
who died an infant. He died 17 16 ; whereupon his next fur- 
viving brother, 

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Sir Thomas Langley, became his fucceflbr. He married the 
fecond daughter of Captain Robert Edgeworth, of Longwood, 
in the county of Meath, in Ireland, and had ifTue two fons, Tyr- 
rell, and John, both dead ; and three daughters, all dead. One 
of them was married to Edward Johnfon, Efq; of the Lottery - 
office. Sir Thomas died December i, 1762, aged ninety-eight, 
without iflue, and was fucceeded by 

Sir Haldanby Langley, his nephew, the prefent Baronet. 

Arms. Paly of Six, Argent and Vert. 

Crest. Out of a Ducal Crown, Or, a Plume of Five Of- 
triches Feathers, three Argent, and two Vert. 

Seat. At High-Gobion, Bedfordihire. 



84. Cave, of Stanford, Northamptonfhire. . 

Created Baronet, June 30, 1641. 

f\ F this ancient family were Wyamarus and Jordayne, two 
^- , brothers, who were living at the time of the Conqueft ; the 
firft of them enjoying, by the gift of William the Conqueror, in 
the third year of his reign,, 1069, as marks of his royal favour 
and reward, the Lordihips of South and North Cave, Clyffe, 
Stanton, Haflofhefe, Newland, Skalby, and the manor of Walr 
dingfene, cum membris, in Yorkfhire, all which the faid Wya- 
marus conveyed to his brother Jordayne, in the feventh year of 
William Rufus, in which reign Wyamarus died without ifTue. 

1. Jordayne de Cave, brother and heir, according to the cuftom 
of thofe early times, was fo furnamed from his lordfhip of Cave. 

2. Bryan de Cave, his fon and heir, had iflue a daughter, Joan, 
married to Nigelr Foflard, Lord of Ellaton, and one fon. 

3. Robert de Cave, who by a daughter of Thomas de Metham, 
had iflue one fon, Thomas, and three daughters, Ifabella, wife to 
Thomas de Rednefs, of Rednefs ; Margaret, to Sir Gerard Fur- 
nival, of Swanland, Knight; and Jane, to Sir John de UfTiet, 
Knight. 

4. Thomas deCave, fon and heir, married Joyce, daughter of 
SirWilliam St.Quintin, Lord of Brainfburton, in Yorkfhire, Knt. 
by whom he had three fons ; 1. Geoffrey ; 2. Robert, who mar- 
ried the daughter of Robert de Haldenby ; 3. John, whofe wife 
was the daughter of Eftoftes > alfo two daughters ; Chriftian, 
married to Thomas Newbold ; and Grace, to William Ayrmiue, 
of Newland, upon Ayre, Efq; 

5. Geoffrey de Cave, fon and heir, took to wife Mabel, 
daughter of Robert Saltniarfli, of Yorkshire, and had iflue, Pc- 

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ter, and Alexander de Cave, Dean of Durham, and Prebendary 
of Holden, where he lieth interred. 

6. Peter de Cave married a daughter and heir of Sir Thomas 
Bromflete, Knt. by whom he had two fons, Sir Alexander, and 
Thomas, (who married the daughter of Robert Cliffe, and was 
progenitor to the Caves of Flinton, in Holdernefs, Yorkfhire;) 
alfo three daughters ; Catharine, wife to John Riplingham, of 
Riplingham ; Beatrix, to Philip de Waldby ; and Jane, the wife 
of John Dawney, of Sefay, all in the county of York. 

7. Sir Alexander de Cave, Knt. eldeft fon and heir of Peter, 
and heir to his uncle Alexander, married the daughter of Peter 
de MawleVj Lord of Mulgrave, by whom he had one fon, Peter, 
and four daughters ; Margaret, the wife of Ralph Andlaby, of 
Andlaby; Joyce, wife of Sir Thomas Polington, of Polington, 
Knight ; Jane, wife of Shelton, of Shelton ; and Urfula, married 
to Sir John Ella* of Kirk Ella, Knt. 

8. Peter de Cave took to wife Anne, daughter of Sir Simon 
Ward, Knt. and had ifTue Sir Alexander, and two daughters ; 
Elizabeth, wife of Sir John Middleton, of Middleton on the 
Woulds \ but furviving him, fhe took the veil and ring; and 
Mary, who took upon her a religious life, and became Priorefs 
of Watton Abby. 

9. Sir Alexander Cave, Knt. was living 4 Edw. II. 1320. 
He married Alice, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Hotham, Knt. by 
whom he had one fon, John, and two daughters ; Margaret, 
married, firft, to Sir Anfelme St. Quintin, Knt. and, fecondly, 
to Moigne, of Hafell, in Yorkfhire ; and Jane, married to Sir 
Roger Kelk, Knt. 

10. John Cave, fon and heir, was a Knight, and married 
Mary, daughter and coheir of Peter Genell, of Southcliffe, (by 
his wife, the daughter and heir of Cliffe, of Southcliffe,) where- 
by he much augmented his ancient patrimony, and had four fons, 
and two daughters ; Sir Alexander, Thomas, Peter, and John, 
which three laft died without iffue. His daughters were, Anne, 
married to Sir Marmaduke Grendall ; and Mary, wife to Sir 
Peter de See, Knights. 

11. Sir Alexander Cave, Knt. fon and heir, had to wife Ca- 
tharine, daughter of Roger Somervile, of Grindall, who bore 
him three fons, and three daughters ; 1. Sir Alexander; 2. Pe* 
ter, of whom hereafter; and, 3. John, who died without iiTue ; 
Grace, a Nun ; Catharine, married to Sir John Markenfeild, 
Knt. and Anne, to Gilbert Stapleton, of Bayton. 

12. Sir Alexander Cave, the eldeft fon, married Conffa nee, 
daughter of Roger Leeds, but left only one daughter, Maud, his 
ible heir, who being married to Alexander Lownde, of Lownde- 
hall, the Lordfhip of Cave, and other lands, went with her in 

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marriage ; and their daughter and heir, Janet, married Robert 
Sheffield, of Butterwick, in Lincolnfhire, Efq; anceftor to the late 
Duke of Buckingham, who thereupon quartered the arms of Cave. 

12. Peter Cave, next brother to Sir Alexander, continued 
the line; he married Anne, daughter of Ralph lngleby, by 
whom he had three forts ; I. Peter; 2. John, Abbot of Selby, 
in Yorkfhire, (one of the Parliamentary Abbeys,) who, accord- 
ing to Mr. Browne Willis, was chofen Abbot, in 1430, and 
died fix years after ; and 3. Alexander. John, the fecond 
fon, died, as appears by rhe infcription on his monument, 
February, 1471, and lies buried in Stanford church. In South 
and North Cave churches in Yorkfhire, feveral of the anceftors 
of this family lie buried, as were evident by feveral of their re- 
mains in thofe churches; for, in 1585, when Robert Glover, 
Somerfet Herald, went his vifitation, he found feveral of their 
arms painted on the glafs in North Cave church ; and feveral 
Knights of this family, with their wives, carved in (tone, in 
kneeling poftures, in South Cave church ; with the Caves arms, 
Azure, frette, Argent, on them ; and particularly a very ancient 
tomb of an armed Knight at full length, as big as the life, with 
a helmet on his head, and thereon a ducal coronet, with a fal- 
con, and the arms of Cave round the tomb, but without any in- 
fcription. But at this time, this tomb, and all the other re- 
mains, are gone to decay ; nor are there any evidences remain- 
ing, that can determine when this family fettled in the counties of 
Northampton and Leicefter, though the monument of John Cave 
is the firft we can find of this family in Stanford church, and 
probably he was prefented to the vicarage by his father. 

13. Peter Cave, the eldeft fon and heir of Peter, married Mary, 

daughter of Burdet, of Rothwell, in Northamptonfhire, and 

had iflue only one fon, 

14. Thomas Cave, Efq; who, by Thomafine, daughter of 

Paflemere, of EiTex, had ifTue five fons ; 1. Richard; 2. 

William, father of John, and Peter Cave ; 3. Chriftopher, who 
left a daughter, married to Noble, of Stowford, in Leiceftet (hire ; 

4. John, father of Thomas, William, and Chriftopher Cave, of 
Stanford, and of Bartholomew, and Edward Cave, of Wei ford ; 

5. Henry, who married, firft, a daughter of Saunders, of 

Harrington, in Northamptonfliire, Efq; fecondly, a daughter of 

Belgrave, of Blaby, in Leicefterfhire, Ei~q-; by the laft he 

left iflue. This Thomas, the father of -thefe fons, died I495> 
and lies buried in Stanford church. 

15. Richard Cave, Efq; fon and heir, married two wives, firft, 

Elizabeth, daughter of Marvin, of Church Lawford, in 

Warwickfhire, Efq; by whom he had one fon, Edward ; and a 
daughter, Margaret. Edward took to wife Dorothy, daughter 

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and coheir of Nicholas Mallory, of Winwick, in Northampton- 
fhire, and of Nevvbold Revell, in Warwickshire, Efq; but left 
only two daughters, his coheirs, Catharine, married to Sir Tho- 
mas Andrews, of Charwelton, in Northamptonshire, Knt. and 
Margaret, to Thomas Boughton, of Lawford, in Warwickshire, 
Efq j (his wife furviving him, married George Afhby, Efq;) The 
daughter Margaret married Thomas Saunders, of Harrington, in 
Northamptoniliire, Efq; by whom (lie had Laurence Saunders, 
who was burnt for the teftimony of the Gofpel, in the Little Park, 
within the city of Coventry, 2 and 3 Ph. and Mary. Captain 
Saunders, Slain at Newbury ; and Sir Edward Saunders, Knight, 
Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and other children. His 
fecond wife was Margaret, daughter of John Saxby, of North- 
ampton, Merchant of the Staple, by whom he had eight fons, and 
four daughters ; 1. Sir Thomas, of whom hereafter ; 2. Anthony 
Cave, of Chichley, in Bucks, Efq; who married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Thomas Lovet, of Aftwell, in Northamptonshire, 
Efq; She afterwards married, to her fecond hufband, John New- 
digate, of Harfleld, in Middlefex, Efq; and to her third hufband, 
Richard Wefton, Efq; one of the JuStices of the King's Bench. 
By her firft hufband fhe had only four daughters and coheirs ; 
I. Judith, married to William Chefter, Efq; fon and heir of 
Sir William CheSter, Knt. Lord Mayor of London ; 2. Anne, 
wife of Griffith Hampden, of Hampden, in Bucks, Efq; 3. Mar- 
tha, to John Newdigate, of Arbury, in Warwickshire, Efq; and 
4. Mary, to Sir Jerom Weflon, Knt. fon and heir of the Judge, 
from whom the WeStons, Earls of Portland, were defcended. 
The third fon was Clement Cave, who married Margery, daugh- 
ter and coheir of Nicholas Mallory, of Newbold Revell, in War- 
wickshire, Efq; and died without i{Tue, and lies buried in Stan- 
ford church. His wife, furviving him, afterwards married John 
Cope, of Eydon, in Northamptonshire, Efq; 4. Sir Ambrofe 
Cave, Knt. who was High Sheriff for Warwickshire, and Lei- 
cestershire, 2 Edw. VI. and one of the Knights of the Shire for 
the county of Warwick, 4 and 5 Ph. and Mary, and 5 E!rz. he 
was alio Chancellor of the duchy of Lancafter, and one of the 
Privy Council to Queen Elizabeth ; a Gentleman in great eiteem 
with that Queen, and a moSt intimate friend of the Lord Trea- 
iurcr Burleigh's. Attending at Court, on a public night, her 
Majclty's gaiter flipped off, as She was dancing ; Sir Ambrofe, 
taking it up, offered it to her, who refufmg it, he tied it on his 
left arm, and laid, he would wear it for his Miftrefs's fake, as 
lung as he lived. In the pofteiTion of the family is an original 
picture of him, with the garter round his arm. He married 
Margaret 1 , eldeft daughter and coheir of William Willington, of 
Barcneftoiij in Warwickshire, Efq; relict of Thomas Holte, of 

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Alton, in Warwickmire, Efq; and left onlv one daughter, Mar- 
garet, his fole heir, who married Henry Knollys, Efq; Ton and 
heir of Sir Henry Knollys, Knight of the moft noble Order of 
the Garter, by whom he had two daughters, his coheirs ; Eli- 
zabeth, married to Sir Henry Willou^hby, of Riiley, in D,rby- 
fhire, Knt. and Laetitia, wife of William, Lord Pager, Baron of 
Beaudefert, in Staffordfriire, anceftor to the late Earl of Ux- 
bnds;e. This Sir Ambrofe lies buried in Stanford church. 
5. Francis Cave, who took to wife Margaret, daughter of Tho- 
mas Lille, of Surry, LL. D. from whom the Caves of Bargrave 
were defcended. 6. Richard Cave, of Pkkwell, in Leiceftcr- 
/hire, Efq; who married Barbara, daughter of Sir William Fiel- 
ding, of Newnham Padox, m Warwickmire, Knt. by whom 
he had John Cave, of Pickwel), Efq; High Sheriff of the county 
of Leiceftcr, 17 James I. who had ieveral fons. His third fen, 
John, was Reclor of Pick well, of whofe fufferings, and ill 
ufage, we have the following account, in Walker's Sufferings 
of the Clergy. 

' He was born in the pariih of Pickwell, and educated at 
Lincoln-college, in Oxford ; where he was chamber- fellow 
with the famous Dr. Sanderfon, for eight years. " After he was 
fettled here in his native parith, he attended his mimilerial cure 
with great diligence, and lived in great efteem and reipeel: with 
all his neighbours, till the breaking out of the Great Rebellion 
in the year 1642. The firft attack that was made upon him, 
was when the Parliament fent a regiment to be quartered about 
that place, where fix troopers, with their hories, were quar- 
tered upon him ; who continued off and on for a year or two. 
They firft attempted him by way of difpitte, concerning the 
Liturgy and conftitution of the Church of England, which 
paffed in writing, by way of objection and SnTwen : but find- 
ing they were like to do little good that way, they betook 
themfelves to rougher methods. Thev ravaged his houfe, and 
abufed his children and fervant-, demanded unreasonable pro- 
visions to be made for them ; and would fom?times take up a 
good dim of meat from the tabic, mrl throw it upon the ground, 
beeaufe not cooked, or drefk-d up to their humour and palate > 
they debauched fome of the fcrvants ; and when complaint 
was made of it to fome of the neighbouring- Juftices, and to 
fome of their fupcrior officers, no remedy could be had. Not 
content with this, when three or four of their horfes were 
ftolen one night out of the liable, they accuicd him of the 
theft, carried him to their head-quarters, and tried him at a 
council of war for his life ; and were ready to pafe fentence 
upon him, when Colonel Ireton, coming;; fuddenly in, and ex- 
amining int the matter, fufpecled there was fome villainy in 

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* it ; as indeed it afterwards appeared, that they were fiolen- by 

* fome of their own party. Whereupon he put a flop to their 

* proceedings, and difmiffcd him. When this would not do, 

* they fell a tampering with the parifhioners, to try if they could 

* prefer, and bring articles againll: him ; but at prefent they could 
c find none for their purpofe; and becaufe he ftill perfifted in a 
c firm loyalty to the King, and unfhaken zeal for the Church of 

* England, praying for the Biftiops, after they had been voted 
e down by the Parliament, they one time came into the church* 

* and difcharged a piftol at him then in the pulpit ; and at an- 

* other time plucked him out of the pulpit, and pulled his gown 

* over his ears. After feveral attempts to get falfe witneiTes, 
4 they at lad corrupted three or four, a tailor, a miller, a 

* weaver, and one more : whereupon articles were drawn up,. 
c fubfcribed, and fworn to before the Committee of Leicefter; 

* though fome of them afterwards upon their death-beds fent for 

* him, and profefled they could not die, till they had declared* 

* that they had been fuborned to teftify and fwear againlt him. 

* Some years matters hung in this way ; he being banded from 

* Committee to Committee, though the clearnefs of his cafe was 

* fuch, that they could bring it to no conclufion. By this time 

* one of the Committee of Leicefter had combined with one 

* Wells, an Independent Preacher, who having a fon brought up 

* a filk-weaver in New-England, fent for him over to be married 
' to the Committee-man's daughter, and the Rectory of Pick- 

* well was pitched upon for the portion for his daughter. And 

* now matters were pufhed on with more vigour : but finding 

* that little good would be done at country Committees, the caufe 

* was removed to London, and brought before the Committee of 

* the Houfe of Commons ; where Mr. Cave was advifed to retain 
c Bradfhaw, for his Council ; who at firft told him, that his 
c cafe was clear and good : but being tampered with the night 
c before the trial, by the oppofite party, he told him the next 

* morning, he much feared how his cafe would go ; and two of 
e his near kinfmen, both Members of the Houfe, Sir William 

* Armyn, and Sir Arthur Haflerigg (the only two he was re- 

* lated to of that party) firmly promifed him to be at the 
' Committee, and to fupport his caufe ; but both of them thought 

* fit to beabfent. Accordingly the caufe went againft him j and 

* an order was directed to the Committee in the country to dif- 

* pofTcfs him ; who fent a file of mufqueteers, and turned father, 
4 mother, and fix children, out of doors at once, not fuffering 

* the neighbours to take them in, nor to have one bit of bread, 

* nor draught of drink, out of their own houfe. And now, hav- 

* ing made clean work of it, a parcel of itinerant preachers were 

* fent to Pickwell, to mock God with a dzy ot thankfgiving, that 



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CAVE, of Stanford. 361 

* the people were delivered from fuch an ignorant, unlearned, 
' and unfkilful teacher. He and his family notwithftandin: were 
' entertained by the neighbours for the prefent, though they were 
c not fuffered long to continue there, nor he to teach fchool there, 

* or elfewhere. Whereupon he took up his dwelling nearStam- 

* ford ; where not being fufFered to abide long, he removed up. 
' to London ; when being broken with age and fufterings, and 

* worn out with long and tedious winter journeys, from Com- 
c mittee to Committee, he departed this life about the beginning 

* of November, 1657/ 

Dr. William Cave, (fon of the faid John,) is that learned 
writer, who was fo great an honour to this nation, and author 
of Scnptorum Ecclefiafticorum Hiftoria Literaria, in two vols, 
fol. The Lives of the Fathers, Primitive Chriitianity, &c. 

Bryan Cave, the feventh fon of Richard, by Margaret Saxby, 
his fecond wife, beforementioned, was Sheriff of Leicefterfhire 
and Warw. 6 Phil, and Mary, and again temp. Eliz. He mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter of Sir George Throckmorton, Knt. by 
whom he had two fons ; r. Edward, who married Barbara, 
daughter and coheir of Sir William Devereux, Knt. 2. Henry, 
of Ingarfby, in Leicefterfhire, who married the daughter of Gre- 
gory Ifham, of Pitchley, in Northamptonfhire, Efq; 8. Auftin < 
Cave, who embraced a religious life. The daughters were, 
J.Elizabeth, married to William Wirley, of Hamfted, in the 
parifh of Houndefworth, in Staffordfhire, Efq; 2. Dorothy, wife 
of William Smith, alias Harris, of Witchcock, in Leicefterfhire, 
Efq; 3. Prudence, wife to John Crooke, alias Blunt, of Chil- 
ton, in Bucks, Efq; one of the Six Clerks in Chancery, from 
whom defcended the Lord Chief Juftice Crooke ; 4. Bridget, 
married to Francis Tanfield, of Gayton, in Northamptonfhire, 
Efq; from whom defcended Baron Tanfield. Richard, the fa- 
ther of thefe fons and daughters, died 1528, and was buried at 
Stanford. 

16. Sir Thomas Cave, Knt. his eldeft: fon, by the fecond 
venter, was Lord of the whole manor of Stanford and Stormf- 
more, alias Stormfworth, and of Downe, and Wefterhill. He 
married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Sir John Danvers, 
of Waterftock, in Oxfordfhire, Knt. (and Margaret, his wife, 

daughter of Hampden, of Hartwcll, in Bucks, Efq; fon 

and heir to William Danvers, Efq; Lord Chief Juftice of the 
Common-Pleas, by Anne, his wife, daughter and heir of John 
Pure}', of Chamberhoufe, in Thatcham, in Berks, Efq; which 
William, the Lord Chief Juftice, was fon and heir of John 
Danvers, of Colthorp, in Berks, Efq; and Jane, his fecond 
wife, daughter and heir of William Bruley, of Waterftock, Efq;) 

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by whom be had fix Tons, and eight daughters; I. John, who 
died young ; 2. Richard Cave, of Little Oakley, in Northamp- 
tonshire, Efq; who married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir Ed- 
Ward Montagu, Knt. Lord Chief Juftice of the Common Pleas, 
by whom he had only two daughters, Elizabeth, married to Ed- 
ward Gates ; and Anne, who died young ; his widow afterwards 
married William Markham, of Little Oakley, Efq; 3. Edward 
Cave, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Conway, of 
Ragley, in Warwickfhire, Knt. and left one fon, John, who died 
young; 4. Roger, who continued the line; 5. Ambrofe ; and 
6. Anthony, who both died young. The daughters were, 1. Amy 5 
married to John Hunt, of Lindon, in Rutlandfhire, Efq; 2. Mary, 
married to William Skevington, in Leicefterfhire, Efq; 3. Mar- 
garet, married to Sir William Mering, of Mering, in Notting- 
hamshire, Knt. 4. Elizabeth, married to Sir Humphry Stafford, 
of Blotherwick, in Northamptonfhire, Knt. 5. Margery, married 
iirfr, to Francis Farnham, ofQuarndon, in Lei cefter (hire ; fe- 
condly, to John Daffet, of Hill Morton, in Warwickfhire, Efqrs. 
6. Barbara, died young ; 7. Alice, married to John Skevington, 
of Fifherwick, in St afford (hire, Efq; and 8. Sufan, to Sir John 
Bowes, of Elford, in Staffordmire, Knt. Sir Thomas, the fa- 
* ther of all thefe, died Sept. 4, 1558, and lies buried with his 
Lady in Stanford church. 

17. Roger Cave, Efq; eldeft furviving fon, married Margaret, 
daughter of Richard Cecil, of Burleigh, in Northamptonfhire, 
Efq; fifter to the famous William, Lord Burleigh, Lord High 
Treafurer of England, (ancefrorto the Earls of Exeter, and Sa- 
3ifbury,) by whom he had four fons, and four daughters ; 1. Sir 
Thomas, of whom hereafter ; 2\Sir William Cave, Knt. who 
married, firft, Eleanor, daughter of Thomas Grey, of Enfield, in 
Staffordmire, Efq; by whom he had feveral children ; and fe- 
condly, Elizabeth, daughter of William Burnell, of Winckborne, 
in Nottinghamfhire, by whom he had no iffue ; 3. Cecil, who 
married twice ; firft, Anne, daughter and fole heir of Anthony 
Ben net, of Greenwich, in Kent, Efq; and left two daughters his